is an offshoot of kiteboarding, a water sport that is popular in places such as the Columbia River Gorge.
They purchase items such as specially designed light material, for optimum lift, to make the flying contraptions from professional kiting
stores around the world including the US, England and New Zealand.
For his kite-flying dedication and promotional work over the years, Gomberg was inducted into the Kiting
Hall of Fame at the World Kite Museum.
Highlights for 2006 include long-tailed dragon kites, kite buggying and power kiting
, stunt kites, box kites and the traditional mass kite fly event, with the chance to see some of the world's best kite makers flying their colourful creations.
n Approximately 12 people are killed each year in kiting
accidents across the world.
BEACH goers are facing new dangers from the rapidly growing sport of power kiting
, according to coastal officials.