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.

 

The 2014 PKRA Kiteboarding World Cup tour kicks off in Panama at the Nitro City Action Sport Resort on February 19.  Below, please find the relevant information for this first stop in Panama.  It is recommended to start making flight and hotel reservations now.  

 

More complete information will be updated on the event information page once the full 2014 PKRA tour calendar is posted on January 21st. 

 

Official name of the event: NITRO CITY PANAMA Kiteboard World Cup 2014

 

Location: Punta Chame, Panama. Punta Chame is located 1.5 hours from the City and approximately 2 hours from the main airport: Tocumen International Airport. (PTY)

 

Registration Date: 18th of February from 16:00 to 18:00 hrs

 

Competition Dates: 19th – 23 February 2014

 

How to get there: 

Flights from South and North America: Copa Airlines, From Europe: KLM, Air France, Iberia

 

How to get to Punta Chame from the airport:

The best way to arrive is via private transportation arrangement:

• Car rental at airport

• Pre-arranged transportation with Action Alliance is possible round trip. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Tocumen Airport- Punta Chame - Tocumen Airport

• 1 Pax $180.00

• 2 Paxs $140.00 per pax

• 3 Paxs $ 120.00 per pax

• 4 Paxs $ 110.00 per pax.

• 5 Paxs or more please quote This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The organization is working on a third option for one shuttle bus on registration day.  There will be more details about this coming soon!

 

*Other transportation between hotels from beaches nearby Punta Chame and the venue can also be arranged.

 

*City tours prior to the event can be arranged. (Canal, Old Square, Surf beaches nearby, Panama City Tour, among others).

 

Accommodation information and packages for competitors:

 

NITRO CITY PANAMA ACTION SPORT RESORT (event venue)

Special Riders Rates (Entire event stay) Start from:

• Standard (Partner Room) $120 per room, Up to 2 people in a room.
Each Additional person up to 4 will be $50 per person additional.

• Champion Room $120 per room, up to 2 people in a room.
Each Additional person up to 4 will be $50 per person additional.



Special rate Includes:

Breakfast.

For Reservations:

Phone: (507) 202-6875

Address: Punta Chame, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

PUNTA CHAME VILLAS HOTEL

Rates Start From $ 137.50 per Room for 2 People. Extra Pax $72.60



Contact: ILKA HARMON

Phone: (507) 202-0852

Cell: (507) 6090-7107

Address: Punta Chame, 5 Minutes walking distance from (event venue) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.hotelpuntachamevillas.com

 

CASA AMARILLA HOSTAL

Rates Start From $121.00 per room for 2 people. Extra Pax $38.50

Contact: Rose Marie Moll

Phone: (507) 345-3579

Cell: (507)6032-7743 / (507) 6138-6738

Address: Punta Chame, 10 Minutes walking distance from venue Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

HOTEL CORONADO

Rates Start From $126.50 per room Single or Double,

Contact: Cynthia Reyes

Phone: (507) 264-3164

Cell (507) 6090-8761

Address: Coronado Beach, 40 minutes car distance from venue This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.coronadohotelpanama.com

 

Water conditions: Sand beach access – bay Conditions. Light chop to flat water at low tide.

 

Wind conditions: 15 to 25 knots consistent morning and afternoon.

 

Event Schedule: Coming soon.

Read original article: PKRA News:Nitro City Kiteboard World Cup Information

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