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.

 
leightonThe Fremantle Doctor will deliver exciting conditions for one of the world's fastest sailing classes.

It was announced today that Western Australia will play host to the inaugural IKA Kiteracing Oceanic Championships in 2013, and 2014.

The 2013 inaugural Oceanic Championships will be part of the International Kiteboarding Association's (IKA) annual course racing calendar, and will be run under the auspices of both the IKA and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the IKA being a subsidiary Federation to ISAF.

30000 AUD (app. 22000 EUR) prizemoney are up for grabs both in 2013 and 2014 and will, together with important world ranking points, attract the top kiteracers in the world from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, America, Great Britain, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Poland, France and Mexico.


Kiteracing is one of the fastest growing sailing disciplines in Western Australia and the world. The event will further strengthen the popularity of the sport and help to position the State as one of the world's best water sports destinations.

Western Australia has a strong tradition of hosting international sailing events. The Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will be overseen by the Warren Jones Foundation, who were instrumental in bringing the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championship event to Perth, and presenting it.

The Hon. Ian Campbell, who chaired Perth 2011, will also head up the kiteracing event.

"We have followed the European, the Asian and the other regional tours, and this event in Perth can only grow. The Championships will not only provide excellent exposure of Western Australia around the world through TV and social media, but will also feature a vibrant event village with great viewing opportunities at Leighton to witness the action", he said.

The event in Perth will be complemented by a festival featuring family entertainment, live music, street performers, kiting clinics and beach sports

A national category will be run in conjunction with the Championship events, giving local competitors the opportunity to compete, which will showcase spectacular air jumps synonymous with kiteboarding.

Perth sailing identity, John Longley has indicated his strong support for the event.

"The Kiteracing Oceanic Championship is a natural addition to Western Australia's rich sailing history. WA's ideal weather conditions and peerless beaches have long attracted sailing enthusiasts with the Fremantle Doctor making it the perfect location for wind-driven sports. Kiteracing is a new and exciting discipline, igniting interest in the sailing community and I look forward to welcoming a new breed of sailing athlete to Fremantle in December 2013"

The State Government, through Tourism WA, is proud to support the Kiteracing Oceanic Championships.

Eventscorp Executive Director Gwyn Dolphin said the agency had identified kiteboarding as a core sailing event with huge growth potential, presenting an opportunity for Western Australia to be positioned as a major kiteboarding destination around the world.

"With favourable wind conditions and great weather, Western Australia is an excellent location to host these growing championships," he said.

"The Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will also elevate the status of a rapidly-developing sport in WA, add vibrancy to the State, increase visitation and provide excellent media exposure of our extraordinary coastline."

The 2013 Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will be held at Leighton Beach from December 10-15.

Registration is open from now on at  http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/course-racing/events/details/79-Oceanic%20Championships

For more information visit  www.kiteoceanics.com or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KiteOceanics

Media contact: Lauren Lofthouse, Bright Communications – (08) 6552 5261

Event contact: Event Director, Claire Parker, Project3 – (08) 9430 5395; Mob: 0417 914 405

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Nico Parlier  France      male Theo Lhostis  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Tiger Tyson  Antigua-and-Barbuda      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Alexia Fancelli  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Jingle Chen  China     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Ewan Jaspen  Australia   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Moona White  United-States      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

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