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 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.



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 registration for the Kitesurf Tour Europe stops Germany and Italy are now open. Everyone who is interested in participating at one of our events please read the following article carefully. 

The registration for our events in Germany and Italy are open now. 


Registration for Freestyle:


The Kitesurf Tour Europe is the official European Championship Tour in Freestyle.

You need to have a passport from a European country or you need to proof a permanent residence within a European Country to be able to compete during our events. 

Therefore we will provide 32 starter spots for Freestyle Men and 32 starter spots for Freestyle Women. 


Register here.


Divided as followed:


1-16: KTE 2013 ranking for first event, then current ranking as of close of registration

17-28: IKA world ranking as of close of registration

29-32: KTE wildcards


Registration for Formula Racing: 


The Kitesurf Tour Europe will offer again a tour for Formula Racing. Everyone is welcome to take part at our

events. Therefore we will provide 24 starter spots for Formula Racing Men and 24 starter spots for Formula

Racing Women. 


Register here.


Divided as followed:


1-8: KTE 2013 ranking for first event, then current ranking as of close of registration

9-20: IKA world ranking as of close of registration

21-24: KTE wildcards





The registration for Twin Tip Racing will be online soon. 


More Links:


>>Eventinformation Italy<<

>>Eventinformation Germany<<

Read original article: KTE News:Registration is open

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