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".

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.

 

The second day of the 2014 Surf World Cup in Podersdorf was a lay day and did not provide enough wind for slalom racing, but gave riders the opportunity to take advantage of alternative ways to spend the day. As competitors were kept on wind hold throughout the morning and afternoon, many enjoyed the warm weather, caught up with friends or spent the time tuning their gear.

The spectators on-hand were not dismayed at all by the lack of wind and thoroughly enjoyed the warm temps and the multitude of activities available surrounding the venue. 

The beach lifestyle was the dominant theme throughout the event village offering beach volleyball courts, a skate park, play areas for the kids, and numerous lounges, bars and restaurants from which to relax, watch the action, and enjoy the day. With a sandy beach area and plenty of sun, many people were sunbathing, stand-up paddleboarding, and swimming in Lake Neusiedl.

After the announcement that riders were released for the day, the competitors were invited on the stage and presented one by one to the thousands of onlookers and fans.  Applause and big cheers for all welcomed the competitors, whose smiles reflected their anticipation of the coming days races. 

A number of top PKRA freestyle riders are also present to here in Austria and will do an an exhibition in between the slalom action. On hand are Alex Neto, Ariel Corniel, Mario Rodwand and the Austrians, Michael Schitzhofer, and Stefan Spiessberger.

Yesterday, two races were run and offered riders and spectators a taste of what is to come. In the following days, the PKRA Surf World Cup should see the return of strong winds. The forecast for tomorrow is favorable, with winds building to 20 knots from the northwesterly direction, and continuing through the remainder of the weekend.  Riders will meet at 9:30 am with a first possible start at 10 am. Follow the PKRA Tour on Facebook and Twitter feeds for all the latest updates, happings, and event info.

 

 

Read original article: PKRA News:Beach Day for the PKRA Austria

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male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom      male Maxime Nocher  Monaco      male Atte Kappel  Sweden      male Victor Bachichet  France      male Rob Douglas  United-States  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Anais Mai Desjardin  France     female Kirstyn O'Brien  United-States     female Jingle Chen  China     female Angely Bouillot  France  

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Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Ewan Jaspen  Australia   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

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