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Off the wind

Off the wind: sailing with the wind coming from behind.

Off-shore wind

Off-shore wind: when the wind is blowing from the shore towards the water. This condition can be dangerous for kiteboarding unless there is shallow water, boat support and no large obstructions upwind.

On-shore wind

On-shore wind: when the wind is blowing from the water towards the shore. This is an ideal condition for landboarding on a straight beach.

Outhaul

Outhaul: Part of the bridle which can be adjusted to move the tow point toward the wing tip or toward the center. This adjustment affects turning speed of the kite.