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.

 

Travel has always been a key element of life for kiters and the sport of kiteboarding from the word go.

Now there is a new opportunity to do this with KTA Traveler the latest venture from the KTA and Kiteschule Darss.

http://www.kiteboardtour.asia/traveler 

So, whether you are a beginner, a free-rider, a competitor or a weekend warrior once you’re a kiter you will want to try somewhere new, train in the warm with great conditions and hang out with cool bunch of like-minded people while you are doing it.

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The KTA Traveler is opening up a range of Asian kite holiday packages for you to do just that. From China to Japan, the Philippines to Thailand and Sri Lanka to Indonesia there will be packages to suit everyone at every level. KTA Traveler has holidays that offer ideal beginner locations, challenging wave spots, unique flat water heaven’s and even island hoping cruises with your own live aboard catamaran.

Cruise

KTA Traveler kite holidays also offer the opportunity to train with the pro’s from the Kiteboard Tour Asia, who on selected packages will kite and travel along with you to help you reach that next level you always wanted.

While some holidays are aimed at the kiters KTA Traveler has not forgotten partners and families who might rather enjoy discovering the sights, sounds and cultures of their destination or perhaps indulge in daily yoga classes and then take to the water for evening Stand-up Paddle Board session. Whatever your pleasure or challenge then KTA Traveler will feed your sense of adventure.

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Travel is something the KTA and the Kiteschule Darss have been doing one way or another for many years and now they are combining their skills to bring the Asian kiteboarding experience to everyone with its range of unique kite holidays in some of Asia’s coolest locations.

It really is time to try something new!  

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Formula Kite (Foil)

 

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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   

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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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