Kitesurfing is one of the newest extreme sports. The first kitesurfing kite patent was registered in 1985 by two French brothers. By 1993 the brothers made their own company and decided to commercially test their invention. In 1995/1996 the first series of kites hit the market. Then 1998, in Hawaii, the first official Kitesurfing Wold Cup was held. Although a relatively new sport, kitesurfing numbers are growing rapidly each year with equipment becoming easily available, affordable and of better standards.