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.

 

Another three races have been completed at the 2010 North American Course Racing Championship, bringing in the first discard of the event.

Adam Koch (USA) and Bruno Sroka (FRA) are tied in points, closely followed by Damien LeRoy (USA).

In the womens fleet, Stpeh Bridge (GBR) is extending her lead, with 8 bullets and a second place after the first discard she is almost through. Running up are Melissa Gil and Sandy Parker (both USA).

1 Adam Koch USA 2 7 1 1 2 8 2 3 3 21
2 Bruno Sroka FRA 5 1 9 2 3 3 3 2 2 21
3 Damien LeRoy USA 1 10 2 4 4 9 1 1 1 23
4 Sean Farley Gomez MEX 9 3 3 3 1 1 8 8 5 32
5 Julien Kerneur FRA 4 5 6 5 7 4 4 4 6 38
6 Johnny Heineken USA 7 2 4 7 6 5 6 5 4 39
7 Chip Wasson USA 9 6 7 9 DNF 10 9 9 8 44
8 Michael Gebhart USA 3 4 8 6 5 7 10 7 11 50
9 Kent Marinkovic USA 11 11 5 8 8 4 5 6 7 54
10 Cameron Biehl USA 10 8 11 10 9 DNF 10 10 9 77
11 Donald Parker USA 14 15 DNF DNF 12 DNF 11 11 11 100
12 Andrew Koch USA 15 12 DNF DNF 15 DNF 12 12 10 102

 

 

1 Steph Bridge GBR 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
2 Melissa Gil USA 2 2 1 2 3 DNF 2 2 3 17
3 Sandy Parker USA 1 3 DNF 3 2 DNF 3 3 2 23
4 Rainbow Monds CAN DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 48
5 Rachel MEX DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 48

 

   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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