Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association

 

Our Vision

To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.

 

For more information please also visit our topic specific websites:

 

Formula Kite

The Formula Kite class is a high performance hydrofoiling class using regulated series registered production equipment freely available.

For Regional Games and a possible inclusion in the Olympic Games, one hydrofoil model and one kite model will be selected for a plain level playing field and to avoid an arms race.

 
 

KiteFoil GoldCup

The KiteFoil class is a full development class with minimal equipment limitation, allowing brands to test the latest equipment on the market.

The GoldCup tour is the sports premium event series with events all around the world and a strong focus on media production and prize money level.

 
 

Slalom

Slalom on TT:R (TwinTip boards) has been selected as the discipline and equipment for the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires.

The focus of this high-octane discipline is on equipment handling and technique and includes reaching starts, reaching courses, and obstacels to jump.

 
 

Expression

The Expression Disciplines currently include Freestyle, Big Air, Wave Riding, Strapless Freestyle and Park. Competition is judged on difficulty and execution rather than "first past the post".

World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.

 
 

Youth Olympics

Kiteboarding has been included in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games with a boardercross event on IKA TwinTip:Racing equipment, for boys and girls born between 2000 and 2003.

Have a look here to learn more about equipment limitations, formats and qualification opportunities.

 
 

Olympic and Regional Games

The IKA continues to campaign for an inclusion of kiteboarding in the 2020 Tokyo Games and several Regional Games on One Design Kitefoiling Equipment.

The Formula Kite class is the only afforadable solution for emerging and developing nations to compete in high performance classes and ticks all boxes of the IOC requirements, especially for youth and media appeal.

 

Together with Suedwestring Versicherungsmakler GmbH and VDWS we are now able to offer third party liability insurance including competition insurance and some other benefits for EU citizens. The insurance is valid world wide and can be obtained with immediate effect.

Here are the key parameter:

  • Third Party Liability Insurance (TPL) covering EUR 3,000,000 combined for personal and property damage
  • TPL valid for kiteboarding, snowkiting, windsurfing
  • Skipper Liability Insurance for chartered/rented boats/catamarans
  • Personal Accident Insurance covering EUR 16,000 disability, EUR 5,000 recovery/rescue costs, EUR 3,000 death, EUR 6 per day in hospital, EUR 2,500 rehabilitation costs
  • Damage to rented equipment Insurance covering damage to rented kiteboarding, snowkiting, windsurfing and sailing equipment up to a cover of EUR 1,500 per year.Deductible per incident: EUR 50 / EUR 100 (for sailboats)
  • NO minimum age
  • Competition risk explicitly included
  • Valid in North America incl. USA
  • CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO EU CITIZENS !!!
  • Insurance in force with IMMEDIATE effect when ordering through internet and online payment

 

ANNUAL INSURANCE PREMIUM: EUR 39

Click here to submit a damage report online

NOTE: IKA is neither insurance carrier nor policy broker. The contract is made between the insurant and AXA Versicherung AG, Stuttgart/Germany. Consultation and documentation as defined under ยง 42 c, 1 VVG (Versicherungsvertragsgesetz) are declined at the clients request, now and in future matters.

Click here to get insured !

 

 

 

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

Latest Pictures

Latest Riders Action on Instagram