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Kite board surfers glide into the coast

Ellis says the shallow Mississippi Sound is the perfect spot for kite board surfers. (Photo source: WLOX News) Ellis says the shallow Mississippi Sound is the perfect spot for kite board surfers. (Photo source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

It’s part strength and part finesse, but whatever it takes, kite board surfers enjoy the adrenaline rush of trying to harness the wind.

In recent days, a stiff breeze from the southeast attracted surfers to their favorite spot, just west of the Ken Combs pier at the foot of Courthouse Road in Gulfport.

Sonny Ellis is among those hooked on the sport.  He enjoys “getting air” when the wind blown kite lifts his body out of the water, and drops him back to the surface as he controls the strings.

The sport is growing in popularity along the coast. Ellis says the shallow Mississippi Sound is the perfect spot for kite board surfers.

The day after Thanksgiving found a half dozen kite board enthusiasts either hitting the water, or practicing their skills along the sandy beach, and Steve Phillips will have their story tonight on WLOX News.

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