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 Fuerteventura slalom and freestyle PKRA World Cup will start in a couple days.  This will be the 100th PKRA event. It is very fitting that Fuerteventura will host this special event, having being a partner for over a decade and hosting some of the most memorable competitions.  Early forecasts on Windfinder seem to predict is very windy week in Fuerteventura and the action should be amazing. 

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The slalom racers will take to the water Saturday and will be competing for four days straight.  This will be the windiest stop for the slalom racers and specialized boards and kites will be used in the high winds of Fuerteventura.  Alongside top riders like Julien Kerneur and Adam Whitington some top freestyle competitors would also be competing in this event.  After two slalom events Bryan Lake is in the points lead but Julien Kerneur after two consecutive second-place finishs, he is looking for his first win.

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Freestyle is always very exciting in Fuerteventura due to the high winds and the flatwater inside section.  The battle for the 2013 world tour championships is much more open now after the injury to Youri Zoon and the victory of Marc Jacobs in Germany.  Alex Pastor can take a commanding lead in the 2013 season with a victory. Bruna Kajiya will also be missing this event, opening chances for another girl to get a podium spot.  Local favorites Gisela Pulido can also regain her points lead with a victory.

The event will be eight days of nonstop action day and night.  With winds blowing all day and big parties every night in the Carpa.  Make sure you follow us live and on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

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Read original article: PKRA News:A few more Days until the PKRA Fuerteventura

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