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".

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 first rounds of the men’s single elimination started off competition day 2. The heats began at 14h15 and continued up until 16h00 with the first round for men completed.



At 16h30 the HAVAIANAS board off competition was held! The huge flip-flops/ boards were dragged into the water and attempts were made to pull off the best maneuver possible.
Abel Lago (SPA RRD), Jose Luengo (SPA, LIQUID FORCE), Alvaro Onieva (SPA, BEST) and Antoine Auriol (FRA, KITELOOSE) participated in the men’s competition. With the final between the two Spanish riders, Alvaro and Abel doing their absolute best with the heavy boards in front of an excitable crowd!
It was quite the spectacle and brought thousands down to the beach.
Alvaro managed to do just enough to win the final heat against Abel and the 900euro prize money on offer!

For the women, Kari Schibevaag (NOR, OZONE), Gisela Pulido (SPA, MOVISTAR), Fabienne D'Ortoli(FRA, NAISH) and Ania Grezlinska (POL, NORTH) took part in this unique event. Gisela handled the heavy board as best she could and managed to take the final heat and the 600euro prize money on offer!
Thank you to HAVAIANAS for their support and this “BOARD OFF” competition.

The wind had dropped off by 18h00 and an attempt was made to run the women’s first elimination rounds. Unfortunately there was not enough wind and after heat one the day was called off. What a fun and unique day on the KPWT Movistar Kite Pro Tarifa 2009!


Course Racing 1st July Results:

Race One Men:
1.    Bruno Sroka (FRA, CABRINHA)
2.    Abel Lago (SPA, RRD)
3.    Sean Farley (MEX, NORTH)

Race One Women:
1.   Fabienne D'Ortoli (FRA, NAISH)
2.   Licariao Aguiar (BRA, TRUZZ)
3.     Ainhoa Garcia (SPA, AIRUSH)

Race Two Men:
1.    Bruno Sroka (FRA, CABRINHA)
2.    Sean Farley (MEX, NORTH)
3.    Abel Lago (SPA, RRD)

Race Two Women:
1.   Fabienne D'Ortoli (FRA, NAISH)
2.   Licariao Aguiar (BRA, TRUZZ)
3.   Kari Schibevaag (NOR, OZONE)

Race Three Men:
1.    Abel Lago (SPA, RRD)
2.    Sean Farley (MEX, NORTH)
3.    Bruno Sroka (FRA, CABRINHA)

Race Three Women:
1.   Licariao Aguiar (BRA, TRUZZ)
2.   Kari Schibevaag (NOR, OZONE)
3.   Fabienne D'Ortoli (FRA, NAISH)  


Race Four Men:    
     1. Bruno Sroka (FRA, CABRINHA)
2.    Sean Farley (MEX, NORTH)
3.    Jesse Richman (USA, CABRINHA)

Race Four Women:
1.   Licariao Aguiar (BRA, TRUZZ)
2.   Fabienne D'Ortoli (FRA, NAISH)
3.   Ainhoa Garcia (SPA, AIRUSH)

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