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 born between 2000 and 2003.

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 Notice of Race for the 2010 North American Course Racing Championships has just been published and is available here for download.

You can register online for this event by following this link.

The event is hosted by Asociacion Mexicana de Kitesurf for and on behalf of Copa Mexico and the Mexican Sailing Federation and will be held from March 1st (Registration) till March 6th at Bucerias,Nayarit / Mexico.

20000 US Dollar are up for grabs and will attract the best course racers in the kiteboarding world.

The event will be based at the beach in front and to the south of hotel Decameron, in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico.

Conditions to be expected: Onshore to sideshore winds ranging from 8 to 25kts; water conditions are choppy with occasional small shorebreak on windy days.
Average water temperature in March is 24 degree celsius (75F) but sudden cold currents can drop it as low as 20C (68F) so a neopreme top or shorty is recomended. Air temperature ranges from a high of 27C (81F) to a low of 17C (63F) at night, averaging 22C (72F).

Provisional Schedule:
Saturday February 27th Amateur course racing & clinic.
-11:00 Riders meeting for amateur course racing clinic/qualifyer for intl fleet.
-12:00 First possible start.
-18:00 Opening Ceremony of Copa México as a whole at the Skybar of Marival Residences´ Penthouse.

Sunday February 28th Amateur course racing
-11:00 Riders meeting for amateur course racing clinic/qualifyer for intl fleet.
-12:00 First Possible start.
-TBA party

 Monday March 1st Free day of competition
-17:00-20:00 International course racing registration.
-TBA party

Tuesday March 2nd International Course Racing
-11:00 riders meeting
-12:00 First possible start
-TBA party

Wednesday March 3rd International Course Racing
-11:00 riders meeting
-12:00 First possible start
-TBA party

Thursday March 4th International Course Racing
-11:00 riders meeting
-12:00 First possible start
-TBA party

Friday March 5th International Course Racing, National freestyle.
-11:00 riders meeting for international course racing
-12:00 First possible start
-15:00 end of international course racing, riders meeting for national freestyle
-15:30 first possible start for national freestyle
-TBA party

Saturday March 6th  International Course Racing Finals & National freestyle
-11:00 riders meeting for international course racing
-12:00 First possible start
-15:00 end of international course racing, riders meeting for national freestyle
-15:30 first possible start for national freestyle
-19:30 Prize giving ceremony for international course racing at Marina Riviera Nayarit.

Sunday March 7th National Freestyle finals
-11:30 national freestyle riders meeting
-12:00 fisrt possible start
-TBA prize giving ceremony/party

Air Mexicana is offering 25% reduced tickets, booking information is available at the registration page.

The organiser will provide shuttle from Puerto Vallarta Intl Airport. For details see the notice of race. 

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom      male Maxime Nocher  Monaco      male Atte Kappel  Sweden      male Victor Bachichet  France      male Rob Douglas  United-States  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Anais Mai Desjardin  France     female Kirstyn O'Brien  United-States     female Jingle Chen  China     female Angely Bouillot  France  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Ewan Jaspen  Australia   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

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