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.

 

This is it then the start of the KTA Indonesia powered by Bintan, which can be truly classed as a full-on event rather than just a competition with the stacked package that is on offer over the next week.

The 9 days of KTA opens its doors at the Trikora Beach Club who playing host to the first ever Indonesian KTA Race Clinic on the 18/19th January 2014.  The clinic will be led and coached by World Championship racer and former Olympian Nils Stolzlecher in the second of his teaching partnerships with the KTA this season. TT and Formula class racers alike will be joining Nils to sharpen their skills and tune their racing knowledge for the competition ahead.

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This first weekend also boasts something for the freestylers with KTA Judge and Flexifoil pro-rider Robin Snugs running his ‘Pre-Comp Stomp’ at the Kitoons Kite School. The ideal opportunity  then for old school and new school riders alike to up their game before the big show kicks off later in the week.

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Not be outdone no sooner than the weekend coaching clinics have finished, the KTA Kite Kids will be swinging into action under the watchful eye of the projects leader and motivator Kathrin Borgwardt. The KTA Kite Kids will be taking place from the 20th January through until the competition registration and warm-up day. The KTA Kite Kids will take place at the Agro Resort, the location in fact that launched the whole Kite Kids project a year ago, making this a very fitting return.

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The 23 -26th January will then see the full KTA Asian Championship Tour take centre stage as the competition proper gets underway at the Bintan Regency beach event location known as KM52. The competition will see all the core IKA World ranking disciplines in action over the four days, which means you will be able to enjoy freestyle, Formula and TT racing action from everyday. Then the final icing on the cake will be the return again for the Indonesia round of the highly successful ‘Weekend Warriors TT Race’. This will see many more local and Singaporean based riders joining the KTA ranks for what promises to be a final weekend not to miss.

The Bintan Regency along with the Bintan Tourism Department and the Agro Beach Resort have again this season joined forces to sponsor and make the KTA Indonesia a reality, providing the event with a high level of support to ensure every aspect is a success for both riders and spectators alike. So be sure to head to KM52 next week to take in the kiteboarding competition and enjoy true Indonesia hospitality.

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