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".

The future governance of the world tour / world championships is currently under discussion between World Sailing, IKA, and the Kiteboarding Industry.

 
 

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 under 18.

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


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