Researchers at Halmstad University in Sweden published a study in the World Academy of Science in 2011 entitled: “Injuries Related to Kitesurfing.”
They interviewed a bit more than 200 kitesurfers (randomly selected, competent at an intermediate level of kitesurfing or better, and with experience varying from 1 to 10 years)
- 38% of kiters interviewed sustained at least one serious injury in the past 12 months;
- 40% said that environmental factors played a role in their injuries;
- 7 injuries per 1,000 hours of kitesurfing.
Their full study may be found here.
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