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What is the IKA

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.

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Nico Parlier  France      male Axel Mazella  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Benoit Gomez  France      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female A. Desjardins  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave / Strapless

             

Park

male Carlos Mario  Brazil                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Bruna Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Jalou Langeree  Netherlands      female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

   Top Rankings SnowKite

Racing Ski

 

Racing Snowboard

 

Long Distance Ski

             

Long Distance Snowboard

male Felix Kersten  Germany                   male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria                  male Felix Kersten  Germany      male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria   
female Maria Stellitano  Italy       female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia      female Maria Stellitano  Italy      female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia