Kite Cross is a relatively recent innovation in the world of kitesurfing. It is a form of racing that incorporates a number of different types of kitesurfing including slalom, jumps and long distance. The majority of Kite Cross races revolve around either figure-of-eight or downwind slalom courses. And they are held very close to the beach to maximise the potential for spectators to enjoy it. Some courses contain obstacles and are very technically difficult to master, even for experienced kitesurfers..