The first day of kiteboarding competition for the 2007 Marsala-Kite World Festival in Marsala, Trapani, Italy was off to a good launch. The day started out with overcast skies and cooler temperatures, however, the sun eventually came out, providing additional heat to the already fired-up event.  Temperatures held at a steady 20° Celsius (68° Fahrenheit) throughout the day, although the water was much cooler and many competitors wore shorties or full wetsuits. Meanwhile the wind was in full swing with an 18 knot (4bft.) average speed with only small fluctuations during the morning.

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