Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association

 

Our Vision

To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.

 

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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.

 

When the KB4girls foundation and the KTA first formed their partnership 2 years ago Anny had a huge part in it, helping to set up the first KB4girls event in Asia (on Boracay) and introducing KB4girls to the female kiters around and the female kiters around to KB4girls. Ever since the super awesome KB4girls event on Boracay Anny has been a strong supporter of the foundation and we are stoked to finally welcome her to the team officially! :)

Being the amazing lady she is Anny is always following her passion and standing up to challenges. At this specific moment Anny is trying to raise the funds to fly over her K!NN Team Rider Long from Vietnam to the last KTA event of the season in China. Long is currently sitting in 1st place on the KTA ranking and really can't miss this last event if he wants to take out the 2013 Asian Championship Title! With an Angel Donor in the line only 300 US$ still need to be raised, please help now by donating here!

And now, meet Anny by reading her short profile below! :)

Name: Anny Barlow

Sponsors: K!NN Pro Riders Team Vietnam

Born in: 1983·(on Hawaii!)·

Started kiting in: 2010

Favorite trick: backroll-kiteloop (or pretty much anything with a loop)

Your message to female kiters: Community! In this predominately male sport I look forward to every female I cross path with, especially while tracking on the water. Even if I don't know your name, I am likely to come and give you a high-five out there or at least a big smile and wave until I run into you on land and learn your name. Supporting each other helps us to grow and I am inspired by you! Never think I can't, spend time with people who tell you "you can"! We are all beautiful! Love and Aloha!·

Achievements: Manager for K!NN Pro Riders Team, writer for KiteWorld Magazine, publicist and photographer for KTA

 

 

Read original article: KB4Girls News:Welcome KB4girls global ambassador Anny Barlow and help her raise just 300 for Long

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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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