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.

 

Gizzeria, Italy 24 July 2014: The European Championships of Freestyle and Kitesurf Tour Europe Finals in Formula Racing are poised to witness a battle of champions in Gizzeria, Lido.

This year the Freestyle field is highly competitive, and current European champion Mario Rowald from Germany and Italian rider Gabriele Garofalo will fight for the title in 2014.

 

In the womens’ division, Paula Novotna is back from injury and will fight for the title against KTA rider Kelly Schouten, along with current British champion Rosanne Jury, and Malin Amle fresh from her PKRA debut in France and Egypt.

 

As always, the Formula Racing fleet is the biggest fleet in the competition with over 30 competitors enlisted. Top riders such as Florian Gruber, world champion, and Italian rider Riccardo  Leccese are two stand out riders in attendance, along with many local riders joining the IKA sanctioned competition.

 

Spectators and competitors will enjoy the Aloha Beach Party in the evenings, where over 40,000 partygoers will dance the night away in celebration of the days’ events.

 

Riders List:

Adrian Geislinger Austria Gaastra Gaastra surfshop upsidedown/ usd.at LIP-Sports Alejandro Climent Hernandez Spain Ozone Tema Vento, OZONE; Tema Vento, meanline fins Alessandro Di Benedetto Italy Ozone Temavento   Alex Vychegzhanin Ukraine none none Tarifa Fins Company Alexis Guzman Montan others Gaastra Kiteboarding Gaastra Kiteboarding   Anastasia Akopova Russian Federation none none none Andrea Beverino Italy ozone mike lab SELIN S.R.L-FOX KITE Denis Taradin Russian Federation NKB     Emanuele Dolciotti Italy oz ml   Erwin Gruber Germany No Temavento Exxtasy, Freizeit- & Sport GmbH Florian Gruber Germany Ozone Temavento Freizeit- & Sport GmbH, Club Mistral Ivan Doronin Russian Federation none none Z-Fins, Underwave James Neeson Australia - - SMQ Jhon Mora others Ozone Temavento KitesurfCayman - Quality Systems Lab - Waterman Lorenzo Giovannelli Italy Ozone Temavento   Mario Calbucci Italy ELF Temavento Mystic Martin Dolenc Croatia ozone temavento Jofa d.o.o. Z fins Mattia Galeazzi Italy Airush Airush Prolimit Blaskite Shop Merla Gianluca Italy kitemaniak trasimeno ,hgv,fe.pa,Twkc uc distribution Fe.pa Oliver Bridge United Kingdom Northkiteboarding Northkiteboarding Edgewatersports, Volvo, Meanline fins, ION Pablo Sola Garcia Spain none none Kitezone Valenci Pietro Fazioli Italy ozone mkl www.ramblamaccarese.com www.letortediarianna.it Riccardo Leccese Italy Ozone Temavento Bla Tatiana Sysoeva Russian Federation Ozone Axis NP,www.east-coast.ru Toni Vodisek  Slovenia OZONE ML70 accaemme.net Hotel Vodisek Elena Kalinina Russian Federation Elfkite Tema Vento SPBYC Andrei Balaykin Russian Federation Melston Team      Astrid Berz Switzerland Ozone, garangosurf.com garangosurf.com Lip Roy Rodwald Germany       Thiago Artega  Spain       Dylan van der Meij Netherlands Flysurfer Flyboards www.versusshop.nl Florian Gruber Germany Ozone Temavento Freizeit- & Sport GmbH, Club Mistral Gabriele Garofalo Italy RRD-RobertoRicciDesignes RRD-RobertoRicciDesignes Jamakite- Gianmaria Coccoluto Italy North-kiteboarding north-kiteboarding ION, Jamakite Jan Novotný Czech Republic North kiteboarding North kiteboarding 69 slam, Meatfly Nikolaj Holmlund Denmark F-ONE F-ONE Kitedanmark, Quiksilver & Manera Rens Van der Schoot Netherlands Cabrinha Cabrinha   Sander Bos Netherlands North Kiteboarding North Kiteboarding ION Mario Rodwald Germany North Kiteboarding, ION, Nutrilite, XS     Andrea Ragazzoni Italy north kiteboarding north kiteboarding Gasoline for Humans, ION  Dario Fidenzi Italy Ultimate Kiteboarding Ultimate Kiteboarding   Francesca Bagnoli Italy north kiteboarding north kiteboarding Ion, Technoflow, tecservice, rédélé, Kelly Schouten Netherlands Liquid Force Liquid Force Garmin Nanette van der Snoek Netherlands North Kiteboarding North Kiteboarding ION Noussa Denkler Germany Flysurfer Flyboards Xcel Wetsuits, Mymuesli, Malin Amle Norway Liquid Force Liquid Force   Paula Novotna Czech Republic North kiteboarding North kiteboarding Ion, lifefood, cheeky and coco Rosanna Jury United Kingdom Airush Airush Patagonia Stine Jensen Denmark Cabrinha Cabrinha Advodan

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   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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