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.

 

Registration Day for 2013 Kitesurf World Cup Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza, Argentina welcomes the final stop of the 2013 PKRA World Tour playing host to the top men and female competitors in both freestyle and slalom disciplines. This is the first time Mendoza will host a World Cup PKRA event, and riders and staff alike have been looking forward to the beautiful scenery, world-class kiteboarding conditions, famous gastro-fare, and Argentinian hospitality. 

Many competitors were offered their first taste of the conditions at the event site today at Lago Potrerillos, riding 12 to 14M kites.  The dry thermal winds and flat-water conditions should provide ample opportunity for both freestyle and slalom riders to showcase a high level of competition in their respective disciplines. 

With Mendoza being the only stop in the southern hemisphere of the 2013 season, today’s registration drew the regular tour veterans alongside many competitors from South America and beyond.  In total, 67 riders represent 16 countries, making the pool of talent deep with a strong contingency of Argentinian, and Brazilian riders present.  Overall, 39 men and 12 women have registered for freestyle, and 37 men and 9 women for Slalom.

With both the 2013 men’s and women’s freestyle world titles already secured in China by Alex Pastor and Gisela Pulido, this final event of 2013 presents the last opportunity for riders to improve their overall tour ranking, as well as secure the coveted pre-seeded spots for the 2014 tour season.  For the slalom, current point leader Brian Lake needs only one win to secure his title as 2013 Slalom World Champion, while for the women - Christine Bonniger has secured the World Champion title and is absent at this event, leaving a field of women hungry for the second spot. With an event purse of $47,000 USD and an overall year-end tour purse of $40, 000 USD there is a lot more than bragging rights on the line.

Conditions through the event period look good and tomorrow will begin with the opening ceremony at 11:00 with a first possible start to the men’s trials or slalom races at 1:00 pm.  Stay tuned to the Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest results and start times for the live web cast, which can be viewed at http://live.prokitetour.com/

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