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.

 

Royal Kiteboarding is for the first time an Industry Partner at the Kitesurf Tour Europe. 

"Royal Kiteboarding is now in its seventh year and just as at the beginning, we are committed to offering a collection that embraces simplicity in choice to offer more fun and more freedom. As at the beginning, we want to share our view that one kite and several boards is the simplest and most effective way to have the most fun in the water and avoid getting stuck with just one style of riding. There is so much to explore in kiteboarding and all styles of riding are just as great, limiting ourselves make no sense. That's why we believe that a kite should be able to do a bit of everything inspiring confidence and allowing the rider to use any board he likes. That is why our 2013 line consists of a 1 kite and 4 different styles of boards that range from a twin tip to a hard core wave board to a fun, small wave, light wind strapless board to a super easy to ride RAVE light wind board. Take a look at the details." (www.royalkiteboarding.com)

 

Royal Kiteboarding: "Royal Kiteboarding is proud to announce we will be an official industry partner with Kitesurf Tour Europe (KTE) for the 2014 season! KTE provides an invaluable venue for European kiters to compete in world class settings and brings an essential awareness of our sport to the general public. Royal Kiteboarding has from the beginning always been about providing simple and easy to use tools to follow one's own passion, whether it be exploring remote kite spots or climbing the competition ladder at any and all levels. We wish the best of luck to all competitors this season and look forward to following the excitement in 2014!!!”

 

We are happy to get the chance to integrate Royal Kiteboarding to our tour and see some of their Team Rider competing during our competitions. 

For more information check out their website. 

More Links

 

>>North Kiteboarding first Industry Partner 2014<<

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Read original article: KTE News:Royal Kiteboarding Industry Partner 2014

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