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Kitesurfing, Palavas-les-Flots

Kitesurfing, Palavas-les-Flots
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-03
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Decisive moments [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-04 3:58
Viewed: 3400
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
March 3, 2007
Palavas-les-Flots 340192 34250
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.533 3.933 0 m
Close to the Camp-site of Maguelonne

The kitesurfing, or flysurfing, or kiteboarding is the practice of the board, drawn on water by a wing, left kite.

With a surface from 7 to 18 m², the wing Has a inflatable structure. It is directed by two lines, two others are used to control its force of traction.
A bar control in more or less the force if it is drawn or pushes it. The force of the wing depends on its position compared to the direction of advance of the surfer.
The kitesurfer is related to the wing by a harness. Il control with his feet a surf board, in the two directions of navigation without changing its position.
Important speeds, (record of the world 77,4 Km/h), and
acrobatics are possible. Jumps of 60 m length, and up to 15 m high are feasible.
Safety measures exist for according to the incidents, to release or remain related to the wing.


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Salut Joel
Dis donc, c'est ce qu'on appelle avoir la même idée en même temps ! Tu as eu la chance de voir ce kyte-surfer près de toi et tu en as très bien tiré parti. La gerbe d'eau est sympa mais je suis moins convaincu par la vaguelette du premier plan. La mer a une très belle couleur, ce n'est pas toujours évident. Bravo !

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2007-03-04 9:47]

Hola Joel
Estupenda captura con gran precisión del momento.
Buen color y definición.
Saludos cordiales

Helo Joel
Intresthing activite there and it smell like somer son.
Exellent timing

Salut Joel
Bien siasi ce moment avec une bonne précision, de belles couleurs. On se sent proche du surfer.
Très beau travail

Hi Joel, A well captured photo with the spray coming off the board, the colours are superb & excellent light, very good composition & a wonderful overall shot, kind regards Wilson.

Great action shot and wonderful timing to catch the water's edge and the spray of water. Regards. Latiff.

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2008-09-19 17:45]

O instante perfeito para captar a bela imagem. Gosto especialmente da textura da superfície dágua.



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