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.

 

The wind began to pick up in strength fairly early this morning, making it possible for an 11:30am start. The double eliminations resumed with women’s heat #15, Jalou Langeree (Naish, NED) against Ania Grzelinska (North, POL).

Grzelinska did not continue onto the following heat against Johara Sykes-Davies (Flexifoil, GRB) due to an injury she obtained in her previous heat. Sykes-Davies moves on to compete against Asia Litwin (Nobile, POL) but loses in a 3-0-judge decision. Litwin goes on to face Jo Wilson (Naish, GRB) in the semi final. Wilson pulls off some awesome tricks such as kite loops, handle passes, blind-judge, and railey to blind, while Litwin struggle to complete an air pass. In the final heat of the women’s double eliminations, Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP) was up against Jo Wilson (Naish, GRB). Pulido defeats Wilson in a 3-0-judge decision.Pulido pulls off many technical tricks with greater power such as 313, slim, blind-judge, and front mobe to name while Wilson’s handle passes and blind-judge 3 were not quite enough to win her the event title.

Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS) jumped his way through his first two heats today eliminating Tom Hebert (Airush, NCL) as well as Michael Schitzhofer (JN Kites, AUT). Yates defeated Schitzhofer in a very close heat, however Yates had cleaner execution and a powered switch slim. Yates moves on to compete against Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA). Rondina put an end to Yates’ winning streak and moves on to the semi final against Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED). Everyone on the beach thought that Rondina would be the winner of this heat for sure because of his extremely clean landings, his style and variety of tricks however, Zoon defeats Rondina in a 2-1-judges decision. Zoon moved on to the final against fellow Dutchmen Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED). Langeree manages to pull off more technical tricks than Zoon, which will earn him the Essaouira event title.

Congratulations to all the winners!

WAVE RESULTS

MEN RESULTS:

1. Ian Glaza (Mormaii, BRA)

2. Mitu Monteiro (F-One, CPV)

3. Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED)

4. Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED)

WOMEN RESULTS:

1. Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR)

2. Kirsty Jones (North, GRB)

3. Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP)

4. Ainhoa Garcia (Airush, ESP)

DOUBLE ELMINATIONS

MEN RESULTS:

1. Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED)

2. Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED)

3. Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA)

4. Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS)

WOMEN RESULTS:

1. Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP)

2. Jo Wilson (Naish, GRB)

3. Asia Litwin (Nobile, POL)

4. Johara Sykes-Davies (Flexifoil, GRB)

Locals, Moroccan government officials, organizers, crew members and riders were all present on the beach where the official award ceremony took place.

The Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2010 is sponsored in part by L’Association Essaouira Mogador, Province d’Essaouira, L’Association Marocaine de Kitsurf, kitemorocco.com, ONMT, Sprite SAEMOG and the Atlas Hotel Essaouira.

For all live results please go to: http://www.extremeelements.tv/live_results/results.php

   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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