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.

 

The world rankings for the various IKA disciplines have been updated after the first major events of the 2013 season, namely the PKRA freestyle/wave event in Dakhla and the African Course Racing Championships in Soma Bay.

In the freestyle world rankings, Alex Pastor (ESP) and Karolina Winkowska (POL) have taken the lead after their event victories in Dakhla, while in the course racing world rankings Steph Bridge (GBR) defended her lead with her Soma Bay success while Florian Gruber (GER) still sits in first after scoring a second place in Egypt.

No change in the waveriding and slalom world rankings so far with the leaders of the rankings sitting tight in their positions, awaiting the first KSP wave event in Guincho, Portugal and the first slalom event in Mexico.

Full updated rankings can be found here:

Freestyle Men: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/rankings/Ranking_Freestyle_Men.pdf 
Freestyle Women: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/rankings/Ranking_Freestyle_Women.pdf

Course Racing Men:  http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/rankings/Ranking_Course_Men.pdf
Course Racing Women: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/rankings/Ranking_Course_Women.pdf

Wave Riding Men: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/rankings/Ranking_Waveriding_Men.pdf 
Wave Riding Women: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/rankings/Ranking_Waveriding_Women.pdf


   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   

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