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

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.

 

The latest updates for the next events of the 2014 season include important rider information, a cancelled tour stop in Mexico, and anticipation of the next two exciting events for the PKRA tour.

The Mondial Du Vent will kick off on the 26th of April and will, once again, stand out as one of the most-loved events of the year. With consistently strong winds, and the showcasing of extraordinary remarkable talent, this 18th annual event will surely contribute to one of the most surprising and thrilling events we’ve seen in many years.

Directly after this event, the PKRA tour will travel straight to Podersdorf, Austria, for the Surf World Cup Podersdorf, which will feature the exciting discipline of Slalom. Both of the back-to-back stops are renowned as some of the biggest events in their respective regions – where riders and fans will undoubtedly enjoy everything the excitement has to offer. 

As for scheduled changes to the PKRA schedule, the tour stop planned for Cancun, Mexico, in May has been cancelled due to sponsor fallout. Next year will likely see the return of this event.

Lastly, riders should be aware that if they currently sit within the top 41 in rankings, they will need to register and pay for their entrance to the Mondial Du Vent event by April 2nd, to insure their participation.

In the coming weeks, be sure to stay tuned to the Facebook and Twitter feeds for all the latest info from the PKRA World Tour. 

 

 

 

Read original article: PKRA News:2014 PKRA Season Updates and Information

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