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.

 

The 2014 Juniors Kiteboarding Freestyle World Championship is set to take place once again on the beautiful shores of Costa Brava, Spain, June 28 through July 4th. Situated on a classic strand of beach on the Mediterranean Sea, Camping La Ballena Alegre in Sant Pere Pescador will host the Junior Worlds - a unique and much-anticipated event.

The special format for this Championship is both competitive and nurturing, with competitors ranging from age 8 through 16. While the competition element will pit the young kiteboarders against one another in a battle to crown the Junior World Champions in five categories by age group and gender, the event will also include daily clinics prior to the start of competition, which will assist these young riders in understanding and pursuing their goals in the sport. Such clinics will address questions such as, how to best acquire sponsorship in the industry and how to become a professional kiteboarder.  Daily sessions are geared to nurture the young athletes in the development of their abilities, skills and strategies within the competitive kiteboarding realm.   

Riders will also gain invaluable insight during this week, learning from PKRA judges, pro-riders, and industry veterans on the ins and outs of making kiteboarding a cornerstone of their athletic career.  Judging, coaching, training, nutrition, and leveraging media exposure are all topics that competitors will become intimate with throughout the week.

The world title categories awarded:

• Boys 8-11 years of age          Born between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2006

• Boys 12-14 years of age        Born between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2002

• Boys 15-16 years of age        Born between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 1999

• Girls 8-13 years of age          Born between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2006

• Girls 14-16 years of age        Born between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2000

In what is sure to be a memorable week for the riders, families, and friends, all are invited to support their favorite competitors, relax on the beach, or take advantage of demoing some of the latest 2014 gear on-hand from industry reps. The beach venue is within walking distance of the accommodations, making it an ideal setting for families of competitors. Registration for this event is open and can be directly made at the Ballena Alegre website here:

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The excitement of the 2014 PKRA Tours season continues. Don’t miss out on the action- stay tuned to the PKRA website and Facebook page for event updates all the latest from the PKRA.

 

 

Read original article: PKRA News:Junior World\s Launch June 28th

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