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.

 
SUNDAY 13TH APRIL - GET SET FOR A NEW SEASON


Where: Lancing Beach (meet in the car park - map here)

When: 2pm

Event Requirements: This is an intermediate/advanced clinic, so riders must be able to ride upwind and self-rescue. If you are unsure whether this day is suitable for you please get in touch! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

At the first KB4Girls Lancing Chapter event of the year we want to get you thinking about your kiting goals for the rest of the season. Join us on the beach for an informal chat, where we will talk about your current kiting level and discuss your options for progression. We will offer theory and land-based visualisation before demonstrations and coaching to get you off to a good start!

If you would also like us to recap on any aspects of kitesurfing safety (e.g pack downs, kit checks) technique, or summer riding tips - please email your requests alongside your registration :D

 

To register please email the following information to us at:

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Full Name:

Telephone Number:

Emergency Contact & Number:

Do you cover the minimum requirements (see above)?:

Do you have any limiting conditions that we should be aware of?:

Do you agree to sign the liability and media use waiver at the event?:

Are you over 18? (under 18's may participate, we just need to send you a consent form for your parents/guardians to look at and sign!):

Do you have liability insurance?:

PLEASE NOTE: Liability insurance is required to participate in our events. You can purchase this through the BKSA or the KB4Girls website!

Is there anything specific you would like us to recap on the day?:

 

 

Read original article: KB4Girls News:Sunday 13th April - Get set for a new season

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