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 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.

 

Broken Head Film will be responsible for the daily videos this year again. We look forward to the partnership again can't wait for the season to start. We had Mark Bristol from Broken Head in a small interview. Get to know his recipe against a sunburn! 

KTE: Broken Head Film did last year, for the first time, the pictures and videos for the KTE. What is your experience and what is your best memory from each event?

 

Broken Head: I had a blast directing the media last year; every event was so different it was awesome! Highlights included the wild wind in France, the parties in Germany, the sunsets in Holland and the sun (and rain!) in Barcelona.

 

KTE: What will we expect this year?

 

Broken Head: You can expect the Broken Head ART Project stamp, epic action, beautiful imagery and all the crazy, fun times from the riders and crew!

 

KTE: Marc Metzler will be our photographer this year, is it easier just to focus on one thing?

 

Broken Head: It got pretty wild last year! Metzler's a great snapper and a cool crazy guy! I can’t wait to work with him again.

 

KTE: Marc told us he already has some new ideas going on, you too?

 

Broken Head: Broken Head Film is full of surprises - it's what we do best! But they wouldn’t be surprises if I told you what they were. You'll have to watch the videos to find out!

 

KTE: How was your winter and what do you do when you don’t spend your time with us down at the beach?

 

Broken Head: Winter has been great! I made my first psychedelic surf movie in Fuerteventura and when I’m not travelling I’ve got my head buried in various music and video projects. The rest of my time I spend hibernating in the photography studio, writing and playing music, swimming, surfing and snowboarding.

 

KTE: you figure out how not to get sunburn, after all that burn from last summer? ;)

 

Broken Head: Lots of beer usually does the trick for me!

 

KTE: What is so difficult in filming for the KTE? 

 

Broken Head: The wind is the usually the troublemaker! It’s often impossible to plan, you have no idea what you'll be shooting until you get to beach. It's a great challenge though, the pressure of uncertainty always makes you dig deep and get the results! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Read original article: KTE News:Broken Head Film for video production

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