Are kiteboarders better than surfers?

Seems to me that the kitesurfers are pushing the performance boundaries much further than surfers are. How long before someone on the CT starts wearing straps in World Tour events?

I wonder if any ASP regulations would be an issue?

http://www.kiteworld.tv/prime-cuts/in-trim-a-felix-pivec-video

http://vimeo.com/20478411