Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association

 

Our Vision

To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.

 

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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.

 

SCHEVENINGEN - German Mario Rodwald and Sabrina Lutz take the win at the third leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe  Freestyle this week at Scheveningen.

Second ranked Dutch Freestyle rider Annelous Lammerts ended up taking the third place, wasting precious points for the European Freestyle ranking. Also in the men’s division the German Mario Rodwald dominated from the start, enlarger his lead with a first place at Scheveningen after winning the first two tourstops.
 
With a full day of spectacular freestyle action, the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe in Scheveningen came to an end today. With strong, gusty wind Europe’s  best freestylers showcased a high level of riding. Spectacular tricks and the sun brought many spectators to the beach of Scheveningen. Second ranked Annelous Lammerts didn’t perform at her best and was happy to get on the podium at the end of the day, taking the third place after German rankleader Sabrina Lutz and Russian Viktoria Rosinska . " In these difficult circumstances it can go both ways. Today it defenitely didn’t go my way, at some point I thought I would even lose my podium place. Fortunately, that didn’t happen " Annelous said. She looks forward to the last tour stop in Barcelona, where the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe finishes of the year. "If I win at the Barcelona event and Sabrina Lutz loses a lot of ground I could still have a chance on the title." The European Freestyle champion of last year is disappointed: " I obviously wanted to win here." Best Dutch were in the Freestyle discipline Johnno Scholte and Sander Bos, with a shared fifth place. With Mario Rodwald taking first place, followed by French riders Paul Serin and Valentin Garat.

 

Finishing the European Freestyle Championships puts an end to the tourstop at Scheveningen, where earlier this week the Course Race discipline were completed. After seven races Dutch Katja Roose finished third place, behind the British Stephanie Bridge and Polish Aga Grzymska.

Read original article: KTE News:Freestylers Mario Rodwald and Sabrina Lutz take the win at the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Scheveningen

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

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   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

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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