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.

 

Two full rounds of racing were completed at the beetle kite surf World Cup in Saint Peter Ording Germany. The racing did not start until four in the afternoon, but once it was underway the action was intense.  Julien Kerneur and Christine Boenniger won both finals today.  On the men’s side of racing many positions changes took place throughout the races and every race was entertaining to watch.  Kerneur and Boenniger both have the overall lead at the Beetle kitesurf World Cup.

The heats were reshuffled to make the racing more efficient so that more rounds could be completed faster. On the men’s side 3 heats of 7 were in the 1st round, with the top 3 of each heat advancing to the final. On the women side one super final was run during every round, meaning that every heat was crucial for the girls.

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The first final Kerneur was in the lead from the start and stayed in front the whole way, Lake was on his tail and there was a strong battle in the back for 3rd.  Gruber got his 3rd place while Castel and Withington were fighting in the back, while Smith came in 4th.  For the women Boenniger was well in front with Sysoeva in race one.

The last 2 races of the day were the most exciting. All the competitors have adapted to the light wind and were comfortable with the conditions. The women were up first with Boenniger coming full speed at the gates and taking the lead, she was followed by Tatiana Sysoeva.  The two women stayed in first and second position until the finish, the battle was for third place in between Boese and Lutz.  Lutz caught up to Kristine on the last leg and got her for her first 3rd place finish of the event.

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All the races today were very exciting with many intense starts, lead changes, technical moves, gear choices and good sportsmanship that made the day a success.  Tomorrow the slalom racers will be on the water before the freestylers and hopefully will get some stronger winds to compete in different conditions.  According to the forecast, it looks like the freestyler will be back on the water late afternoon when the wind picks up. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

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Read original article: PKRA News:Racing Heats Up at the Beetle Kitesurf World Cup

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