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.

 

ozone and kta join for Kite kids

We are really excited to be able to announce that the KTA is about to launch a new training initiative for the coming season - KTA Kite Kids!

We have in the past introduced a few different coaching and training opportunities such as the pre-event pro-rider led clinics for competitors, freestyle and race coaching weekends to improve rider skills, the KTA Race Centre Project for you all to get access to race board training and of course our very successful KB4Girls courses with Kristin Boese to inspire more women to compete. So now this season we think it’s about time we turned our attention and help to the real grassroots of any sport, the kids.

To do this we will be teaming up with one of the KTA’s most successful Champions Kathrin Borgwardt who holds four KTA titles and is the current undefeated women’s KTA Tour Course Racing Champion. Together with Kathrin the KTA intends to put something back into each location and country that the tour visits this season by offering its local kids the opportunity to join a KTA Kite Kids class and take those first steps towards perhaps becoming a future kiteboarding Olympic Champion.

KTA Kite Kids indonesia

KTA Kite Kids classes will introduce local children to kiteboarding by teaching them the fundamental skills through power kite flying, while at the same time getting them to understand the importance of safety while they are having fun.  Having many years of experience and skill as qualified instructor Kathrin will bringing her teaching skill and well as her competition background to the KTA Kite Kids programme, which itself is based on kids camps and courses Kathrin has successfully been running over in Europe.

The KTA Kite Kids classes will be run just before each round of the KTA Asia Tour over two day period and will be supported by local instructors and kiters to ensure lots of help is on hand for the kids to get the max out of their flying session. Our hope and plan then is that the kiting for kids will then continue after the KTA has left with the foundation of a local kids kiting club that can continue to support this grassroots kite skills development right through to getting the kids eventual out onto the water and kiteboarding fully.

KTA Kite Kids indonesia

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