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 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.

 

KPWT Germany Registration DayWelcome to Germany and the highly anticipated SEAT Kitesurf World Cup, the first stop on the KPWT 2009.

63 men and 12 female professional riders from across the globe have arrived and registered for this World Cup event, sanctioned by ISAF/IKA.

The event will host four disciplines: Freestyle, Wave-Riding, Kiteloop and Course-Racing, boasting an overall prize money of 50 000 euros.
KPWT welcomes back Gisela Pulido from Spain, who started with the tour back in 2004 and we are all looking forward to paying close attention to how she performs amongst some tough competition. Kirsty Jones (KPWT Wave-Master Champion 2008), Kristin Boese (KPWT World Champion 2007) and Ainhoa Garcia (Spain) have all arrived and are eager to impress once more.

Amongst the men: Leander Vyvey (Belgium), Antoine Auriol (France), Jess Richman (KPWT World Champion 2008), Mitu Monteiro (KPWT Wave-Master Champion 2008) Jose Luengo (Spain), Sean Farley (MEX), Bruno Sroka (FRA) all looked energized to be back competing again on the “First World Tour”.

Mario Rodwald is a local rider eager to perform well in the Freestyle discipline, so watch out for him!  KPWT are pleased to announce that 3 wild cards have been granted to Armin Loose, Nolkel Henning and Rodwald Roy for their contribution to the sport.

This evening the local organizers have arranged a beach barbecue for the KPWT team and all riders for the event. This is a great opportunity to relax and develop a positive feeling leading into the first event.

Skippers meeting will be tomorrow morning at 08h30 after breakfast, with the forecast looking positive to commence with the first heats within the freestyle discipline.

Thank you again to the sponsors namely Seat, Swatch, Smint and Roadsign Australia for their contributions and support for this World Cup event.
The local organizers, Brands Guide and Thilo Trez have done nothing but impress, and KPWT look forward to the rest of the event and working with them in the future.

 

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

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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