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".

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.

 

Since the establishment of the Kitesurf Tour Europe, North Kiteboarding supports the tour year by year. For 2014 they have confirmed the partnership again. 

 

 

NKB is one of the leading brands in the Kiteboarding Industry. Their team riders like Mario Rodwald, Stefan Spiessberger, Maxime Nocher and Blazej Ozog are regularly on the KTE podium. Last year Mario Rodwald became the European Champion in Freestyle for the second time. Stefan Spiessberger was very successful at the last KTE stop in 2013 – he beat Mario Rodwald and current World Champion Alex Pastor and won the final stop. One of the talented riders will be on the poster for 2014 – who will it be? 

For 2014 we got already fully equipped with the new Dice. We look forward to a great year with North Kiteboarding and wish all riders a successful season.

 

You want to know more about North Kiteboarding? No problem, have a look at their website to get the latest news and product information. 

 

More Links:

 

>>North Kiteboarding Neo Product Clip<<

>>Twin Tip Racing<<

>>First event confirmed - KTE Italy<<

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