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 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.


After six races in 16-18 knots Damien Leroy (USA, Cabrinha) has taken the lead in the Caribbean Course Racing Championships ahead of reigning world champion Adam Koch (USA, Ozone) and Julien Kerneur (FRA, Takoon).

Tomorrow the fleet of "Weekend Warriors" will join the competition for a bigger fleet. A full report will follow later on.

Race Day 1


Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 25, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank SailNo CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st 11 Damien Leroy 1.0 1.0 (2.0) 2.0 1.0 1.0 8.0 6.0
2nd 4 Adam Koch 2.0 (26.0 DNC) 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 34.0 8.0
3rd 1 Julien Kerneur (3.0) 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 17.0 14.0
4th 33 Brian Lake 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 (8.0) 5.0 32.0 24.0
5th 32 Phillip Morstad 6.0 3.0 (7.0) 5.0 4.0 7.0 32.0 25.0
6th 38 Willy rodriguez 8.0 7.0 4.0 (9.0) 5.0 4.0 37.0 28.0
7th 13 Michael Gebhardt 4.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 7.0 (8.0) 37.0 29.0
8th 36 Kiko Dalmau 7.0 4.0 8.0 (26.0 BFD) 6.0 6.0 57.0 31.0
9th 31 Patrick Rynne 9.0 10.0 9.0 7.0 10.0 (26.0 DNC) 71.0 45.0
10th 12 melissa Gil 11.0 11.0 (12.0) 10.0 9.0 9.0 62.0 50.0
11th 3 Arthur Wible 13.0 12.0 10.0 8.0 (26.0 DNC) 10.0 79.0 53.0
12th 39 Garry menk 10.0 9.0 (13.0) 11.0 11.0 12.0 66.0 53.0
13th 7 Andrew Koch 12.0 8.0 11.0 (26.0 DNC) 26.0 DNC 11.0 94.0 68.0
14th 35 Hector Westernband 15.0 13.0 (26.0 DNC) 26.0 DNC 26.0 DNC 26.0 DNC 132.0 106.0
15th 40 Pedro Rodriguez 14.0 (26.0 DNC) 26.0 DNC 26.0 DNC 26.0 DNC 26.0 DNC 144.0 118.0

   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