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.

 

BEST Kiteboarding will continue supporting the Kitesurf Tour Europe as an Industry Partner. 

BEST got a lot of attention in the last months due to their new Teamrider like Worldchampion Youri Zoon, Gisela Pulido or Ruben Lenten. 

 

 

What is it about BEST?

 

"Best Kiteboarding was launched in 2003 driven by passion and love for kiteboarding. From the beginning of the business, Bestkiteboarding has a strong dedication that still remains the same, which is you, our customer.

Best began as a pure kiteboarding company. We didn’t grow out of windsurfing or any other sport, so we’ve never had to deal with any legacy protocols. From the very beginning our spirit has been to challenge the status quo and bring innovation to everything we do. We’re driven by our obsession with our customers; people like you who love kiting like us.

To get closer to our customers meant that we had to break up the old and tired business methods of the past. We pioneered new communication technologies. We were the first in the industry to have a direct customer service hotline. We established an open forum on our website and still today we’re the only brand you can reach directly via chat or Skype." (http://www.bestkiteboarding.com/Company)

 

Team Rider Konstantin Tuludis Team Rider Konstantin Tuludis

We are very happy to have BEST Kiteboarding on Board again and look forward to the upcoming season.

 

 

To check out their products or the Team have a look at their Website. 

More Links: 

 

>>Let the season begin<<

>>What's next?<<

Read original article: KTE News:Good - better - BEST

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom      male Maxime Nocher  Monaco      male Atte Kappel  Sweden      male Victor Bachichet  France      male Rob Douglas  United-States  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Anais Mai Desjardin  France     female Kirstyn O'Brien  United-States     female Jingle Chen  China     female Angely Bouillot  France  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Ewan Jaspen  Australia   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

Latest Pictures

Latest Riders Action on Instagram