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.

 

 

In conjunction with this year’s Kiteracing Oceanic Championships, WAKSA is pleased to announce  the FREESTYLE JAM! The Freestyle Jam has been designed as an event to showcase the sport of Freestyle Kiting with an emphasis on fun and excitement. It is an opportunity for a variety of riders and styles to express and entertain themselves as they would down at their local spot.
 

The Details:

The main event will be held on Saturday the 14th of December, at Leighton Beach starting just before the Lighthouse to Leighton race finishes. The field will be limited to 24 competitors (12 seeded and 12 unseeded) with qualifier’s held during the week. There will be a prize pool of $5000. The competition will have an Open Men, Women and Junior categories.

The format will involve groups of competitor’s in revolving 10 minute heats. Competitor’s scores will come from their top 10 tricks. There will be prizes for men, women, junior men, junior women, also biggest air & best old school trick.

To register for this event, click here.

 

Want to be part of the action at #KiteOceanicsWA?


We are looking for volunteers to support the inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championships, taking place from December 10-15 on Leighton Beach in North Fremantle, Western Australia.
We need volunteers to support the event with a range of tasks – including competitor liaison and support, event set up, media centre, HQ support and general events fun! There will be indoor jobs, outdoor jobs and kiting jobs! To apply, click here.
We love our volunteers and will make sure its a super fun week for everyone! Get into events, make some friends and see an international sporting event first hand!
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Welcome to Perth!


Perth, WA’s capital city, is Australia’s sunniest and boasts spectacular natural surroundings and a vibrant city life. Nestled between the sparkling Swan River and one of the world’s largest inner city parks – Kings Park and Botanic Garden – Perth is flourishing with new bars, restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces. Visitors can dine on fresh local produce, picnic in one of Australia’s oldest conservation areas, explore a world-class wine region, hop over to the  island playground of Rottnest, or watch the sunset from one of 19 stunning white-sand beaches.
 
Fremantle, or ‘Freo’ as it’s known to locals is a cultural and creative melting pot. Located about 20 minutes’ drive from Perth city, Fremantle boasts the best preserved example of a 19thcentury port streetscape in the world. Spend the day exploring the city’s many galleries; browse the iconic Fremantle markets; unwind at one of the many cafes and restaurants; enjoy live music or check out some of the local designer labels. The main hub of activity can be found along South Terrace, and the streets between High and Norfolk. For more details, click here.

 

WAKSA


For those of you who don't know, WAKSA (West Australian Kitesurfing Association) is helping to bring the Kite Oceanics 2013 to Perth. Founded in 2002, WAKSA see #KiteOceanicsWA as a great way to promote Perth as a top Kitesurfing destination and hopefully encourage more people to get out and experience what a fun, safe and enjoyable sport kiting can be.

WAKSA are proudly bringing the Freestyle Jam to Leighton Beach during the Kiteracing Oceanic Championships 2013! The Jam combined with the Kite Oceanics and the Lighthouse to Leighton, promises to provide a Kitersurfing Event never seen before in Western Australia. For more information on WAKSA and other events, click here.

 

   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 Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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