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.

 

The PKRA is thrilled to announce the next three upcoming events for the 2014 World Tour. These include the Dakhla Kiteboarding World Cup, Mondial Du Vent, and the Surf World Cup Podersdorf. After completing the very first World Tour event in Punta Chame, Panama, the scene has been set for incredible action and surprises in these stops to follow, with varied conditions and new challenges awaiting each competitor at every location. 

The Dakhla Kiteboarding World Cup will take place in Dakhla, Morrocco, March 18th-23rd and will include a mix of Freestyle and Wave competition. Standing out as the first wave event of the 2014 season, competitors will be treated to a perfect right hand point break along with steady strong winds, and paradise-like surroundings in each discipline. This event is hosted by the Dakhla Attitude Camp Lagoon for the 4th straight year and the freestyle action will, as expected, be the main attraction of the event, drawing in the best riders in the world and local talent of the area. 

Next up in April, the Mondial Du Vent will go off yet again as one of the most watched and well-attended events of the season. Enjoying its 18th year, the Mondial Du Vent stands out as the longest running kiteboarding competition in the world – and with good reason. The incredibly strong winds and challenging conditions always provide for an amazing showcase of talent. This event will take place from April 26th – May 1st in La Franqui, Leucate, France and will include Freestyle as the main competition discipline.

Lastly, the Surf World Cup Podersdorf will run May 1st-May 4th in Nordstrand, Podersdorf Neusiedlersee, Austria. This will be the first Slalom stop of the year and, as such, will be a huge attraction for racing fans and competitors alike. This massive festival draws thousands of spectators each year, which will provide for major exposure and large-scale attention for this exciting new discipline.

For all the information on upcoming events visit www.prokitetour.com and stay tuned to the Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates on event videos and all the latest info from the PKRA World Tour.

 

Read original article: PKRA News:PKRA Announces Details for Upcoming Three Events

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