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 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.

 

Thunder, lightening and monsoon rain !!

Seems the weather is letting us know that the seasons are about to change and the summer is looming. Its time for just a touch of uncertainty down at the beach, will you get a session or won’t you?

Its a tough one we know…..

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Plus the KTA 13/14 Session has already drawn to a close, so you know how well you ranked, but what to do about it all until next season? How to step up to the next level to challenge the likes of Estefania, Ken, Dylan, Yo, and  Kelly to those podium spots – basically  if there’s no blow there where do you go?

Answer in one the KITE CABLE THAILAND

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The KTA’s most recent venture which has taken us off the sea and onto one very lovely lake over in Prnaburi, which is home of course to many a successful KTA Asia Tour round also.  The Kite Cable Thailand though is not your normal wake park package as this system has been  designed to mimic the feel and pull of a kite, to give you the pop and power you need to dial those new moves and find real air time on no wind days.

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The Kite Cable harmonises  kite and wake riding on state of the art two tower cables that maximise your water time, so straight away that equals way more fun. The Kite Cable Thailand also boasts a growing range of features for those riders who need their obstacle fix as well as being perfect for first time board riders with its controllable speed rate giving everyone the perfect learning conditions every ride.

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So forget those off season blues and jump on a bike, a bus or a plane and head over to Pranburi to check it all out. You can even stay right there at the Kite Cable at one of the waterside chalets and chill out n the evening at the cables island bar. Plus when the wind does blow the beach is only 10 mins away so you can jump straight back on your kite and see how much your Kite Cable training has boosted your level.

www.kitecabe.com

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Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

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Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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