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 MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit the top spot of The Hague / Scheveningen September 26th.-29th 2013. 

 

It will be the third leg of the official European Championship for Freestyle Kitesurfing. “We are happy to host the European top athletes of this wonderful young kiteboardsport and give this event an unique setting at the Hague. We are in a great history and building on the future of beachwatersports like Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Surfing and Catamaran sailing events and are sure to leave a fingerprint in the memories of the Kiteboarding community visiting us” thus Mr. Karsten Klein, council member and responsible for Youth, Wellbeing and Sport in The Hague.

 

It will be a chance to support the strong fleet of dutch riders in their competitions against the best riders from all over Europe. After the first event in the South of France at the Almanarre Kite Master  95 riders from over 14 countries proved that the Dutch Kiteboarding community is definitely in the position to get on the podium also in Scheveningen.

 

In Freestyle kitesurfing only German Mario Rodwald as an acting European Champion, Spanyard Liam Whaley and Austrian Stefan Spiessberger were in front of Dutch rider Jerrie van de Kop placed fourth.

At least with the women’s Freestyle the Hague will be the home run for the Dutch title-holder 2012 Annelous Lammerts (age – from)

The Hague native Katja Roose struggeled to take the leadership in France and thus will do everything to take over again British race winner Steph Bridge from UK

 

 

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Netherlands

Thijs Vunderink (Kitesurf Magazine Hoofdredactie Kitemag.nl)

+31 (0) 632 19 0075

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More Links:

 

>>Results MINI KTE France/Almanarre<<

>>Event Information Germany<<

Read original article: KTE News:The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit Dutch Top Spot The Hague / Scheveningen

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Formula Kite (Foil)

 

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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 Anais Mai Desjardin  France      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

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Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  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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