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.

 

LONDON, August 19th, 2013: The 4rd annual KB4girls Global event in Lancing on the South Coast of the UK took place this past weekend. The 25 open spaces were filled with girls and women from around the UK as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany who came together for a weekend full of fun on and off the water.

The ladies were received with strong wind and sunshine and took full advantage of the great conditions with a lot of on the water coaching. Divided into 3 learning groups the participating kite girls worked with their instructors Andrina Kelly, Jo Malyon and Tessy Beckene as well as KB4girls founder and 9x World Champion Kristin Boese who was rotating between groups. The motivation and persistence of the participants seemed simply inexhaustible and skill levels sky rocketed throughout the weekend.

On Sunday afternoon it was time for the participants to show of their newly acquired skills in a KB4girls fun competition held in cooperation with British Kite Sports, the UKs national kite association, for the 3rd year running. The contest was held with the 3 different learning categories judging and cheering for each other and once again created an amazing vibe. Many of the participants impressed themselves as well as their coaches by pulling off and even landing tricks they had never even tried before and big smiles could be seen in the girls’ faces.

KB4girls founder and President Kristin Boese stated: “At first the girls are nervous and even unsure about competing and it takes a little bit to convince them. But it simply is amazing to whiteness how empowered and stoked everyone feels once they have overcome that challenge and have pushed themselves to try tricks they would have never even dreamed of before. I really can not thank our local ambassadors Andrina Kelly and Jo Mallyon as well as Pete Shaw from British Kite Sports enough for making yet another great event happen.”

Participant Sophie Payne about the event: “I jut want to say a massive thanks to everyone. The Event was great fun and I’m so happy I was able to participate. I have met so many fantastic girls and we have all pushed each other a lot. I am already looking forward to next years event.”

British Kite Sports and the KB4girls team congratulate the competition winners:

Basic group:

 

Sian Wilson Sonia Solanilla Sam Cowen

 

Intermediate group:

 

Emily Thomas Martine Van Weelden Umulinga Karangwa

 

Advanced group:

 

Kate Ross Lara Pearce Diane

 

The local support for the event proofed amazing once again and a very special thanks goes out to Andrina Kelly, Joanne Malyon, Tessy Beckene, The Lancing Kitesurfing Club, British Kite Sports, ADUR Center, Kiteworld Magazine, Progression, Best Kiteboarding UK, Kevin Maquire, Jeremy Slack, Natasha Stipp, Ant Baker, James Burrow, Pete Shaw, Howard Kearley, Jaz Mondo, John Paul Petit, Leigh Wingell, Dave Scicluna, Dan Jaspers, Mark Rosie, Hen Durbin as well as BN1 Kite Surfing, Brighton Kitesurf and SUP Academy an Sailing boat.

The KB4girls foundation is supported by Best Kiteboarding, DaKine, and Baby-G and strongly encourages other brands within the kiteboarding industry to support their cause to grow female kiteboarding.

Please find the facebook gallery with pictures of the event here!

 

Read original article: KB4Girls News:The wind blows for KB4girls Global Event in Lancing/UK - female only fun competition in cooperation with British Kite Sports takes place

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