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 first day of the Fuerteventura World Cup in and 100th event of the PKRA started with registration and light winds.   All the Slalom racers registered for the 3rd stop of the year.  Everyone was expecting high winds early on, but the trade winds were capricious.  All the riders took the time to tune their gear, go for an SUP session and enjoyed the perfect weather.  Competiton will resume tomorrow when the trades return.

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The men’s fleet is full of top competitors like Julien Kerneur, Adam Withington, Oswald Smith and many more.  Bryan Lake is not here to win a third consecutive race so someone else will walk away with €3000 and hoist the trophy of the Fuerteventura World Cup in its 28th consecutive edition.  Many freestyle competitors entered this event looking for chance to upset the top racers in the world.  Reno Romeu, Paul Serin, Chirs Bobryk are just some of the big names that are entered in the Slalom.  On the womens side Gisela Pulido and Karolina Winkowska the best freestylers in the world will also be competiting in both freestyle and slalom.

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The high winds will provide a great testing ground for full speed slalom racing.  The past two events have taken place in rather light winds, so this will be a change for the racers.  For this event, some competitors brought twin tip boards to see if they might have an advantage in high wind and around the marks.  The forecast is calling for the winds to return tomorrow and then just keeps building for the rest of the week.  All the races will be LIVE, so make sure you tune in and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Read original article: PKRA News:Registration and Light winds in Fuerteventura

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