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.
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.
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.
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.
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 PKRA (Professional Kiteboard Riders Association) is proud to announce another page in PKRA history. It is the first time a PKRA event will be hosted in the African continent. Tomorrow world-class freestyle and wave riders will fight for the Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2010 event title in Essaouira Bay, Morocco.
Riders from more than a dozen nationalities made their way to the beach to register for their chance to compete against the best kiteboarders in the world.
Essaouira will also host the much-anticipated first event of a whole series of this year’s wave tour season. It has been nearly two years since the last wave event, which was held in Chile, South America. The PKRA proves once again its status as the only Professional World Kiteboarding Tour by expanding its reputation year after year.
Morocco is known for its abundance of world-class right-hand point breaks. The surf spots along its 3500kms of coastline fire from heavy northern Atlantic swell energy.
The mandatory riders’ meeting is scheduled for 10:30am.
It will be an unforgettable freestyle and wave competition, so keep up to date with all the latest event information as well as live competition results on the official kiteboarding world tour website: www.prokitetour.com.