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.

 

Florian Gruber, the current world champion in formula racing has a packed schedule 

for the jubilee edition of Kitesurf Cup Sylt. He is starting in the four  disciplines Foil – these hightech boards allow the driver to stand on a hydro foil above the water-, freestyle, twintip racing and course racing, where he defends his title. Being passionate about the racing discipline, his father Erwin is on the island, too. We keep our fingers crossed for both sympathic riders from Garmisch.

 

The internatinal riders promise to deliver a thrilling competition. Mexican rider Andrew Mc Arthur will be comfortable in the environment of the european competitions. The largest group are the seven participants from Poland. Also many new German riders are taking part in the competition and are looking forward to perfect weather and wind conditions. More than 25 knots of Wind are forecasted and promise an electrifying first day of the competition.

 

Starting at 10 a.m., the live stream will deliver a full coverage of the action on the water and Sylt 1 TV broadcasts background information from their beach studio.

 

The day was rounded off by a tasting of „Sylter Royal“ oysters and German champagne by „Weinlounge on Tour“.Dj Flabbergaster from the Netherlands fired up the Aperol  Bar and the excited participants   with his beats.

 

Read original article: KTE News:Formula Racing Kiteboarding World Champion Flo Gruber takes all 4 disciplines

   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 Anais Mai Desjardin  France      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Ewan Jaspen  Australia   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

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