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".

The future governance of the world tour / world championships is currently under discussion between World Sailing, IKA, and the Kiteboarding Industry.

 
 

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.

 
One month until the Kiteracing Oceanics hits Perth shores With six top ten international kiteracers in Western Australia in a month’s time, the inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will make a huge splash in Perth.
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8 NOVEMBER 2013

One month until the Kiteracing Oceanics hits Perth shores
With six top ten international kiteracers in Perth in a month’s time, the inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will make a huge splash. The Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will create plenty of excitement when it takes over Leighton Beach in Western Australia from 10 to 15 December 2013 with six days of kiteracing action and entertainment.

On the water there will be course racing and big air jumps that are sure to wow the crowds. As part of the action there will be a Freestyle competition during the week, with the finals taking place on Saturday 14 December. Also on the Saturday catch the spectacular Lighthouse to Leighton, where competitors will race the 19km of Indian Ocean between Rottnest Island and Leighton Beach for the fourth successive year.
 
The Kiteracing Oceanic Championships consists of a series of qualifying races around a marked course. Results from this event will go towards a 12-month rolling world ranking calendar in the IKA World Course Racing Championship. The finals of the course racing and the trophy presentation will be held on Sunday 15th December.
 
Competitors will travel from around the world to compete. They include four top ten ranked male kite course racers, Florian Gruber (Germany), Blazej Ozog (Poland), Alejandro Climent Hernandez (Spain) and Salir Alexander Cakir (Turkey), world number 1 female course kite racer Steph Bridge (UK), and world number 4 ranked female Aga Grymska (Poland).
 
A whirlwind of free extra curricular activities will happen back on shore including the Oceanics Bar, Sunset Food Market, Open Air Cinema (screening surf documentary One Touch, starring Joel Parkinson and Wes Berg), free family entertainment, roving performers, beach sports, tasty pop-up food outlets and more. Live music including The Brow Horn Ochestra, Sam Perry, DJ NDORSE and DJ Charlie Bucket will make for the beach party of the year on Saturday 14 December .
 
In the lead up to the Championships there will be a Kiteracing Junior Training camp presented by the Warren Jones Foundation from 27 November to 1 December.
 
The event is run under the auspices of both the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The State Government through Tourism WA is a proud supporter of the Championships.
 
For more information visit http://kiteoceanics.com or the event Facebook page. #KiteOceanicsWA
 
Media contact: Janine Pittaway, Bright Communications, +61 (0)418 911 796, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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