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.

 

What a great day at the Paros Kite World Cup 2009. The sun decided to come out from its hiding place after yesterday’s rainstorm. The temperature was bearable, peaking at 20 degrees Celsius and the wind was constantly roaring from 20 to nearly 30 knots.

 


The mandatory rider’s meeting was held at 10:00 am. Van Tol announced that the freestyle competition for the Greek Championships, from the Greek Kite Riders Association (GKRA), would begin at 10:30 am followed by two course races.

The GKRA single elimination competition kicked off this morning’s events. It was nice to see the different riding styles, techniques and execution of tricks as the freestylers took centre stage. Mike Chatzilliadis (GRC, Flexifoil) took the number one position for the men performing numerous tricks with lots of variety. Chatzilliadis proves to have a lot of talent for the sport and should certainly focus his attention on training hard to achieve his goal to compete in the PKRA freestyle world division.

Course racing began shortly after a brief 30 minute lunch break, making the transition time between disciplines very short for all the PKRA crew. Everyone was in good spirits and couldn’t wait for more action to begin because by 2:00 pm the wind was in full force. Racers made their way to the start line, as the extremely choppy white water splashed across their directional boards.

Today’s course was slightly shorter than yesterday’s. German rider, Dirk Hanel (North) proved that he had his guns loaded and wasn’t going to loose this battle for first place against French competitor Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha). Hanel was in the lead for a large portion of the final lap, but was defeated yet again by Sroka who overtook Hanel at the last marker on the way to the finish line. French rider Julien Kerneur (Takoon) took the third position.

The second race of the day was just as exciting as the first race. Bruno Sroka (FRA, Cabrinha) dominated all riders and whipped his way across the finish line. Julien Kerneur (FRA, Takoon) would have had finished in second place, but was disqualified due to an improper start. It was a photo finish for the third and fourth place position between two French rider’s Pierre Romian (North) and Sebastien Salermo (Gin) battled their way to the finish line. Romain took the number three spot followed by Salermo one second later.

Today’s competitions came to an end at 6:00 pm once the freestyle double eliminations came to an end. Mike Chatzilliadis (GRC, Flexifoil) took the number one spot on the results list once again followed by Iannis Tamvakis (GRC, Airush) in second place and the third position went to George Argiriadis (GRC, Flexifoil).

Results for the women’s freestyle double eliminations goes to Maria Kampa (GRC, Naish) taking the number one position followed by Afrodin Balasica (GRC, Naish) in second place and Felicia Constandopoulou (GRC, Best) in third.

The last rider’s meeting for the event will be held tomorrow morning at 10:00am with the first possible start at 10:30 am.

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   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Class

 

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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