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.

 
After an excellent opening ceremony, including all the riders, the mayor of La Meque and the teams, today kicked off the first day of this exciting competition!

The skippers meeting for the day began at 11h00 and all seemed hopeful to run some course racing in the afternoon. The wind looked to be increasing from today and into the rest of the competition. Over 25 international riders were registered to compete in the Course Racing discipline and all looked eager to get started.

There are many spots on offer around the Chiasson office and a bus for the riders was on standby in anticipation for the first race and where it will be.

The freestyle riders are looking excited with the forecast of great wind tomorrow as I am sure they want to put the conditions to the test and have some fun on the water!

Course Races are ready for a 3pm start near the lighthouse in front of the Chiasson Office. Buoys have been placed and the course outlined, ready to be tested by the riders.
The local TV channel is prepped to broadcast the races live and show the locals what KPWT has to offer.

Tonight’s dinner will be at the "Petit Mousse" and "Au Depart" will host the after party in Shippagan.
Look out for the results from today and more exciting news from the KPWT ACADIE KITEBOARD PRO 2009!

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