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.

 

Registration for the fourth freestyle stop on the 2014 PKRA calendar started today on the pristine shores of Soma Bay, Egypt. This is the maiden year for this PKRA location with both organisers and contestants holding high hopes for running what could be considered one of the premier stops on the 2014 PKRA calendar.

Clear skies and light wind gave some of the smaller competitors a chance to get in tune with the competition layout and also gave keen onlookers something to cheer about. With 63 riders registered stretching across 22 nationalities this competition is sure to be a heated one with light to strong consistent winds and warmer weather giving riders the ultimate opportunity to show the world their all. Young British rider Tom Bridge has also signed up for the event and in training today showed a few of the veterans that he to can punch it out with the big boys, keep your eyes peeled to see how this future star goes.

Tomorrows forecast shows stronger wind in the early morning (as is often the case in the red sea) so riders will have to be prepared bright an early for a 7am skippers meeting with a 7:30am first possible start.

opening ceremony

Once again this is sure to be another thrilling event so be sure you don’t miss out on any of the action on our LIVESTREAM or if you’ve got to much work to do you can still keep updated on the PKRA Facebook and Twitter Feeds with start times, contest results and much more!

Mens Draw

Womens draw

Read original article: PKRA News:Registration Day 2014 Red Sea World Cup

   Top Rankings Racing

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   

   Top Rankings Expression

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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