Deputy Minister Mohamed Azmeel kicked off Iruuthuru Ayyoogu 2020, the biggest kite festival in the Maldives. This event is organised by Iruuthuru Ayyoogu in partnership with the Ministry.
The festival takes place at Hulhumale' Water Sports Area and is open for public.
The loved water sport is a combination of wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing, snowboarding, paragliding, and skateboarding. Harnessed to a large hand-controlled kite, and powered by the wind, the kite surfer uses a board (similar to a snowboard, wakeboard or skateboard) to ride and glide across the water.
Kitesurfing is a rising sports in the country, among both locals and tourists. The Maldives is perfect for kitesurfing because the water conditions are rarely troublesome, which makes for the perfect water sport.