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Tripoli's first kite surfing competitionFrom the helm of his boat, 86 year-old Simon Khoury surveys an idyllic scene of sapphire blue water, boats and kite surfers dancing on the waves. Simon is the founder of the Lebanon Water Festival, and a former champion water-skier, winning the U.S. Slalom world championship in 1953 . The LWF organizes watersports events throughout the summer months across the country, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. LWF Sunday held a kite surfing competition for the first time off the coast of Tripoli, on the beautiful Rabbit Island, part of the Palm Islands Nature Reserve. The reserve is only open three months per year, and was closed altogether until 1999 . Annette stresses that with every sport the LWF hosts and teaches, there are also measures taken to protect the environment.Seven amateurs and 12 professionals from Lebanon and Germany took part in the competition.In the men's division, Joseph al-Kurdi took the first position, putting up a strong battle against the wind and arriving in 38 minutes.
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