Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association


Our Vision


To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.


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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 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.



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 Cabarete Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 has been nothing less than a spectacular and successful event. More than 20 nationalities made their way to Cabarete to test their skills against the world’s best kiteboarders. Today’s weather conditions did not look very promising, but around 13:00 the sun came out, and the wind began to pick up in strength. The double eliminations commenced at 13:40 under sunny blue skies. Numerous spectators made their way down to the beach in hopes of getting a glance of their favorite professional rider in action.

The first heat of the day was in the women’s division, Audrey Meyer (Naish, FRA) against Holly Kennedy (North, GRB). Meyer defeated Kennedy moving her onto the next heat against the 2009 womens freestyle champion Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA). Kajiya was not on the top of her usual game here in Cabarete, however she was able to eliminate Meyer due to her better execution of tricks. It was a great day for Polish rider Karolina Winkowska (Slingshot, POL) who battled her way through two heats landing her into the final against Spanish rider Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP). Pulido was without a doubt on fire, landing many technical tricks from a kite loop slim to a KGB switch, which would earn her first place in the double eliminations.

In the men’s division, Alex Soto (F-One, DOM) was on fire with his aggressive riding style. Soto defeated Tom Hebert (Airush, NCL) in the first round on men’s heats, but was later eliminated by Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED) whom had an overall better execution of tricks. Zoon went on to eliminate Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA) in the next round of heats but was then defeated by Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED) in the semi final. Langeree moved on to the final against local hero Ariel Corniel (Ozone, DOM). It was so nice to see all Corniel’s support group out on the beach helping him caddy his quiver of Ozone kites opposed to Langeree whom only had one back up kite in the air. The two battled their way through the 7-minute heat. Both competitors landed various technical tricks however Corniel landed more than 15 technical tricks with more power and better execution. It was without a doubt a unanimous judge’s decision in favor of Corniel. A large crowd of Dominican’s rushed to greet Corniel on the beach, lifting him in the air, carrying him like a king. Corniel is the second professional rider to ever win a second title here in Cabarete, once in 2007 and 2010. Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED) was the first to win two titles, once in 2006 and again in 2008.

The Cabarete World Cup 2010 was made possible by Millennium Resort & Spa, Cerveza Presidente, Ministerio de Tourismo, SEDEFIR, EH Kiteboarding, Europcar, Viva Wyndham Tangerine, LAX, Amber Dune Resort & Spa, Sea Horse Ranch, Red Bull, Carib Wind Centre, Coca Cola, Dasani, Empaq, La Campagna, Ocean Dream Resort, Gran Cabanna Resort, Stonefish, Kite Beach Hotel, Airbound Apparel, ProMed (Ambulance Service), L'Agence Real Estate, Maraja, Villa Taina, Pomodoro, Hotel Tropical Casa Laguna, Puerto Plata Security Group. Thank you very much for all your support.



1- Ariel Corniel (Ozone, DOM)

2- Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED)

3- Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED)

4- Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA)


1- Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP)

2- Karolina Winkowska (Slingshot, POL)

3- Asia Litwin (Nobile, POL)

4- Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA)

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite


KiteFoil Open


TT:R Open


TT:R Youth



male Nico Parlier  France      male Axel Mazella  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Benoit Gomez  France      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female A. Desjardins  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression



Big Air


Wave / Strapless



male Carlos Mario  Brazil                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Bruna Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Jalou Langeree  Netherlands      female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

   Top Rankings SnowKite

Racing Ski


Racing Snowboard


Long Distance Ski


Long Distance Snowboard

male Felix Kersten  Germany                   male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria                  male Felix Kersten  Germany      male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria   
female Maria Stellitano  Italy       female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia      female Maria Stellitano  Italy      female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia