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.

 

Yesterday’s outlook for today’s weather forecast did not look promising however, by midday the weather had improved and the wind started to pick up in strength. PKRA Race Director Erik Troostheide announced at the 11:30am rider’s meeting, “the wind is not 100% suitable but looks to be picking up in strength so we will attempt a start at 12:30pm.”


Michael Schitzhofer (JN Kites, AUT) made his way out on the water to fight against local Dominican Robinson Hilario (F-ONE, DOM) in the first heat of the day. Both competitors seemed to be struggling a bit with the wind however Schitzhofer defeated Hilario due to better execution of tricks and more technical difficulty. Jesse Richman (Cabrinha, USA) eliminated Schitzhofer in the second round of heats.

Spanish rider Alex Pastor (Airush, ESP) has not been on the top of his game here in Cabarete. Tom Hebert (Airush, NCL) defeated Pastor in a 2/1 judges decision due to better execution of tricks and more technical moves.

Dominican rider Alex Soto (F-One, DOM) proved he’s world-class material as he effortlessly defeated all competitors that got in his way. Soto eliminated Brazilian rider Reno Romeu (North, BRA), Luke Whiteside (North, GRB), the current tour leader Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS) as well as Jesse Richman (Cabrinha, USA) in the double eliminations.

The weather started to deteriorate around 3:00pm. Race director Erik Troostheide had to abandon 2 heats today. The first abandonment was Sebastien Garat (RRD, FRA) against Tom Hebert (Airush, NCL) and the second was in the women’s division Audrey Meyer (Naish, FRA) against Holly Kennedy (North,GRB).

Just shortly after 5:00pm the competition was called off due to the poor conditions. Tomorrow’s forecast does not look promising, but you never know what Mother Nature has up her sleeve, especially here in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
Tomorrow’s skippers’ meeting is scheduled for 11:30am with the first possible start at 12:00pm.

Please visit: http://www.extremeelements.tv/live_results/results.php for all Live Results and follow us on Twitter: prokitetour for updates and info.

You can also view our daily PKRA videos on the PKRA Official Website: http://www.prokitetour.com/ or

   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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