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.

 
The African Formula Kite Championships returns for the second consecutive year in Egypt. From 23rd till 28th of June Soma Bay will see epic races of the best riders around the world bringing 5 days full of action and top level competition in fleet racing while an additional event for the TwinTip: Racing Class will be held from 27th till 28th of June.  The excellent conditions of the spot offering flat-water, perfect off-shore and side-shore winds guarantees a thrilling challenge where all the riders will try their best as they will compete for the 20,000 Euros prize money. At the same time the riders will aim for a good place in the world ranking in order to qualify for the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships.

The Championship is organized by the Egypt Sailing and Waterski Federation under the authority of International Kiteboarding Association, the Formula Kite Class and the TwinTip: Racing in co-operation with the International Sailing Federation.

The event includes the following disciplines, divisions and grades:

• Fleet Racing Men

• Fleet Racing Women

• Fleet Racing U18 Men and Women (born 1997 or later)

• Fleet Racing U21 Men and Women (born 1994 or later)

• Fleet Racing Master Men and Women (born 1978 or before)

• Fleet Racing Grand Master Men and Women (born 1968 or before)

Here you can find the promo video of the event

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Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Nico Parlier  France      male Theo Lhostis  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Tiger Tyson  Antigua-and-Barbuda      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Alexia Fancelli  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Jingle Chen  China     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

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

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