What is the IKA
The International Kiteboarding Association is responsible for the management of five classes of Kiteboarding. This includes the following responsibilities:
- promotion of kiteboarding internationally;
- holding a World Championship for each of the classes of kiteboarding;
- managing a World Ranking System for each of the classes;
- developing the Class Rules and Championship Rules;
- developing Equipment registration regulations;
- representing the riders in all matters concerning the sport;
- advocating on behalf of the sport with World Sailing;
- the training of judges, umpires and other administrators;
- the development of the sport around the world.
The principle members of the International Kiteboarding Association are the "National Class Associations" (NCA's).
The National Class Associations are the national associations governing kiteboarding around the world in their respective country.Their contact details are available in the Membership section.