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.

 

KTA Bintan 2013

It’s almost time!

Soon we will be on our way to Bintan Indonesia for the KTA Indonesia, round one of this season’s Asian Kiteboard Championship Tour.

Not only is this the first round of this season’s KTA tour, but it’s also a pile of other firsts. It’s the first time the KTA will be visiting Bintan and Indonesia, the first time more or less we will be seeing riders from Indo, Singapore and Malaysia taking part, the first time the KTA has carried ISAF as well as IKA world ranking points, the first time we are including a weekend fun race and to top it all off it’s the  launch of the first ever KTA Kite Kids.

Not bad hey?

You can expect all the normal things that make up a good KTA event as well of course – the cool venue, nice riders package and a party or two, but we will be seeing some new twists. Recent changes in the IKA rules system now means different requirements for the racers with extra kites being allowed to be registered (now it’s 4 instead of 3) and freestyle has also been unified to follow the pro-tour format. So all riders reading this – it might be an idea to check out the rules updates on the KTA website or of course listen very carefully when Comp Director Stephan Hertig holds his first riders meeting in Bintan.

It’s going to be an interesting first round for sure and we get to finally unroll our much planned KTA Kite Kids for the first time, this is something we are pretty excited about! We are working with the local organisers and schools in Bintan to give 48 local children the chance to get hands on with the first steps towards kiteboarding with the KTA Kite Kids classes that will happen on the days just before the competition gets underway.

wee Christian Tio training in Bulabog

The KTA Kite Kids will be led by KTA Open Champion Kathrin Borgwardt, who will be supported by the local riders and kite school to ensure good safe fun is had by all. The plan is to hold KTA Kite Kids before each round of the Asia Tour to start to inspire the next generation to want to get out there on the water. The event class will then we hope continue as an ongoing kids kite club and in addition Kathrin will also be offering follow-up kids kiteboard camp weeks to build on that buzz the kids will leave the KTA Kite Kids with.

For more on how this all works please take a visit to -  http://www.kitekidstour.com/index.html

Also a big thank you needs to go out to the guys supporting the KTA Kite Kids and making it all a reality. Ozone for providing all the trainer kites, Maelstorm and Kitoons for the KTA Kite Kids t-shirts, Brunontti with rashguard, sunscreen and those other small bits and pieces that make it cool for the kids to go kiting.

There we have then one hell of an event package coming up for the KTA Indonesia, plus of course that weekend Warriors Fun Race more of which will be reviled on our Facebook over the next few days.

See you in Indo…………

KTA Kite Kids indonesia with Ozone, Maelstorm & Kitoons

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TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

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female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

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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   

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