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.

 

With the qualifiers wrapped up yesterday, the masters are now seeded into the Gold and Silver fleets for the finals series. In Gold fleet, Brazil's Wilson Veloso upped his game to break the domination of Tomek Janiak, by scoring a bullet in the first race and following up with a second place. The day's second race was won by Spain's Pedro Garijo Velasco, who put in his best day of racing so far - a 3, 1 - to shift up to 5th overall, just one point behind Lithuania's Viktoras Seputa and Denmark's James Johnsen who are tied on 22 points, in 3rd and 4th respectively. Today, Tomek, just couldn't maintain his previously unbeatable scorecard, and dropped down to second overall. In the Masters Silver fleet, Erwin Gruber, father of the kiting star Florian, flourished in the conditions, shining at the front with a winning performance to take the control of the leaderboard.

In the Youth Worlds fleet, the close battle between Maxime Nocher from France and Maks Zakowski from Poland continues at a frantic pace as they both try to outsmart each other round the track. Maxime holds the overall lead, just 1 point ahead of Maks with the closest rider to the pair to be Florian Trittel from Spain. With 3 more races completed today, the pecking order is clear and it looks certain that the Youth Worlds title will go to either Maxime or Maks.

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A stunning visual for the spectators on Poetto beach, and despite fielding the world's best masters and youth riders, the challenging conditions have proved tricky even for them. There is plenty more racing action to come, with the Championship titles looking set to go all the way to the last race. Stay tuned!

Full results: http://internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/results/2014YMWorlds.pdf

The full video highlights can be found here:

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

16th May 2014 

 

Welcome back to Sardinia for the third day of the Kiteboard Youth & Masters World Championships. The development of kite boarding has seen a stratospheric growth, not just in numbers taking up the sport, but in the technical evolution of the equipment, innovative racing formats, and expansion of styles of kiteboarding or kite racing – whilst always holding true to the natural freedom the sport offers – whatever your age, style of kiting or favorite kiting venue or place. 

 

Ενσωματωμένη εικόνα 5

 

Kite surfing, whether racing or recreational, is firmly established as one of the world’s most popular and accessible water sports. There are numerous events all over the world and a comprehensive competition schedule, whatever your preferred racing discipline.

 

Ενσωματωμένη εικόνα 1

 

Back to the action at the Kiteboard Youth & Masters Worlds, where today riders raised their kites high above the Gulf of Angels for yet another challenging day. With the qualifiers wrapped up yesterday, the masters are now seeded into the Gold and Silver fleets for the finals series. In Gold fleet, Brazil’s Wilson Veloso upped his game to break the domination of Tomek Janiak, by scoring a bullet in the first race and following up with a second place. The day’s second race was won by Spain’s Pedro Garijo Velasco, who put in his best day of racing so far - a 3, 1 - to shift up to 5th overall, just one point behind Lithuania’s Viktoras Seputa and Denmark’s James Johnsen who are tied on 22 points, in 3rd and 4th respectively. Today, Tomek, just couldn’t maintain his previously unbeatable scorecard, and dropped down to second overall. In the Masters Silver fleet, Erwin Gruber, father of the kiting star Florian, flourished in the conditions, shining at the front with a winning performance to take the control of the leaderboard.

 

Ενσωματωμένη εικόνα 2

 

In the Youth Worlds fleet, the close battle between Maxime Nocher from France and Maks Zakowski from Poland continues at a frantic pace as they both try to outsmart each other round the track. Maxime holds the overall lead, just 1 point ahead of Maks with the closest rider to the pair to be Florian Trittel from Spain. With 3 more races completed today, the pecking order is clear and it looks certain that the Youth Worlds title will go to either Maxime or Maks.

 

Ενσωματωμένη εικόνα 3

 

A stunning visual for the spectators on Poetto beach, and despite fielding the world’s best masters and youth riders, the challenging conditions have proved tricky even for them. There is plenty more racing action to come, with the Championship titles looking set to go all the way to the last race. Stay tuned!  

 

The full video highlights can be found here: 

 

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Photo Credits: Francesco Nonnoi

 

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