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 six races completed, Sean Farley (MEX) has taken the lead in the mens fleet ahead of Adam Koch (USA) and Bruno Sroka (FRA), only 3 points behind.

Steph Bridge (GBR) is now clearly leading the womens fleet after 3 consecutive bullets in the races 4-6, followed by Melissa Gil and Sandy Parker, both USA.

1 Sean Farley Gomez MEX 9 3 3 3 1 1 20
2 Adam Koch USA 2 7 1 1 2 8 21
3 Bruno Sroka FRA 5 1 9 2 3 3 23
4 Kent Marinkovic USA 11 11 5 8 8 4 27
5 Damien LeRoy USA 1 10 2 4 4 9 30
6 Johnny Heineken USA 7 2 4 7 6 5 31
7 Julien Kerneur FRA 4 5 6 5 7 4 31
8 Michael Gebhart USA 3 4 8 6 5 7 33
9 Cameron Biehl USA 10 8 11 10 9 DNF 65
10 Chip Wasson USA 9 6 DNF 9 DNF 10 68
11 Andrew Koch USA 15 12 7 DNF 15 DNF 83
12 Donald Parker USA 14 15 DNF DNF 12 DNF 92

 

 

1 Steph Bridge GBR 4 1 2 1 1 1 7
2 Melissa Gil USA 2 2 1 2 3 DNF 14
3 Sandy Parker USA 1 3 DNF 3 2 DNF 17
4 Rainbow Monds CAN DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 24

 

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