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.

 

Podersdorf saw a great kickoff event of the European Kite Tour, with a full single elimination and plenty of races. Alberto Rondina (ITA, Cabrinha) and Celine Collaud (SUI, JN) in the freestyle fleet and Bjorn Rune Jensen (DEN, Cabrinha) and Katja Roose (NED, Airush) were on top of the rankings in the end.

44 Rider from 14 nations performed a great show in front of incredible 40.000 vistors. The event started with Freestyle single elimination followd by 3 racings. Second, third and fourth day were utilized to complete a total of seven racings. This once more showed perfect synergies between spectacular freestyle action and tough kiteboarding in the olympic sailingstyle. /* */ Racing showed close group of top riders: Danish Bjoern Rune Jensen (42 years) with four won races of seven in total sailed dominates the fleet in front of Van der Vlugt (29) dutch speed record holder with over 47 knots speed and two won races. Dirk Hanel (35, Germany) finished third with one won race.

Italian top rider Alberto Rodina (21) stopped Austrian local Michael Schitzhofer (24) in a spectacular Freestyle final. German champion 2009 Mario Rodwald (19) bet Austrian Stefan Spiessberger (21).

Also the best overall performing rider in freestyle and racing got honored: Local sponsor Dotz donated a kit of tuning rims with 1.500€ value. Xx (zz) from xx in zz was the lucky one.

 “It was a great decision to attract the Kitesurf Tour Europe with her season opening to Lake Neusiedel – the visitors got amazed about the spectacular kiteboading action show by motivated riders and we highly appreciated the professional race management of the entire crew. I see long term perspective for the Kitesurf Tour Europe and we`re already planning 2011” Gerhad Polak of DMG Austria on behalf of the local organization.

The next leg of the Kitesurf Tour Europe will be at pentecost weekend in Nordweijk wich is a popular beach between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. World top Freestyler Youri Zoon already has inscripted and the Nordweijk family around Ruben Lenten and the title sponsor Protest Boardwear will be there to celebrate top level kiteboarding and beach parties.

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Nico Parlier  France      male Theo Lhostis  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Tiger Tyson  Antigua-and-Barbuda      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Alexia Fancelli  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Jingle Chen  China     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

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

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