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.

 

King Bay and the KTA are extremely excited to be able to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Outdoor Channel to join the 2013 World Championships as the official regional broadcast partner.

Outdoor Channel logo

The Outdoor Channel have been a supporting media partner of the KTA Asian Championship Tour for the past two seasons and now will launch the coming season with a full 30 minute show from the World Championships in November. The Outdoor Channel is broadcast across 14 countries throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand, with further potential of show being broadcast with the Outdoor Channel USA.

Outdoor Channel (Asia) Managing Director Gregg Creevy had this to say about the new agreement -

“We are pleased to join forces with KTA to broadcast the Kiteboarding World Championships, which will see the world’s best kiteboarding athletes travel to China to compete for the world crown.  Kiteboarding is rapidly gaining popularity across Asia-Pacific and we are pleased to be the official broadcast partner for this prestigious event”.

 Outdoor Channel (USA) – Launched in 1994, Outdoor Channel is the World Leader in Outdoor Entertainment. The channel features traditional and contemporary outdoor sports such as fishing, off-road, action and extreme sports, adventure, water-sports and more. Whether out on the ocean or on top of a mountain, Outdoor Channel covers a broad range of outdoor activities that thrill, inspire and entertain. Outdoor Channel is available in more than 40 million households worldwide. In Asia, Outdoor Channel is owned and operated by Multi Channels Asia.

This additional media support is fantastic news and will ensure an even wider reach for the event and our sport by bringing all the championship race action direct to the TV viewing public across millions of homes, adding enormously to what promises to be one of the best media covered Kiteboard World Championships to date.

The Outdoor Channel team also hoped to be joining the event with their channel promotional stand so you can all see more about what the channel has to offer and the range of sports and outdoor activity it covers.

You want to know more then take a look at the Outdoor Channel trailer –

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female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Anais Mai Desjardin  France      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

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Park

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