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".

The future governance of the world tour / world championships is currently under discussion between World Sailing, IKA, and the Kiteboarding Industry.

 
 

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 under 18.

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.

 

It was yet another spectacular day in Sotavanto, the sun was out shinning and the wind was just as powerful as the previous couple days. Numerous spectators came out to the beach to be part of all the kiteboarding action. Helicopters hovered above the water as racers blasted their way across the water. Kiteboarding enthusiasts cheered as their favorite kiteboarder preformed complex tricks a few feet in front of them on the well-groomed sandy beach.

A total of 4 races were run today in the men’s as well as the women’s division which is the maximum allowable amount of daily races. The first race of the day began with a clean start however a lot of confusion, tangles and disputes followed in the second and third race. It was a difficult day for French rider Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA) who struggled with his equipment today, losing a fin box in one race, and a few technical errors throughout the following races however Sroka managed to put his head on straight in the last race of the day finishing first and received a redress in the first race which would put him into third place. Sky Solbach (North, GER) and Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED) were next to next in most of the races today. Solbach managed to finish first in the first race of the day while Van Der Vlugt finished first in two consecutive races. The current racing leader, Julien Kerneur (Takoon, FRA) finished third in the first two races of the day while German rider Dirk Hanel (North, GER) made a come back by taking fourth place in the first race of the day and also a third place.

In the women’s racing division, North rider Steph Bridge (North, GBR) was on top of her game using great techniques and strategies earning her first place in all four consecutive races. German rider Kristin Boese (Best, GER) managed to finish in second place in the first two races while Katja Roose (Airush, NED) and Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA) each earned a second place today. Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR) finished third in the first race of the day and managed to take fourth place in the third race of the day.

Once the races wrapped up for the day, race director Erik Troostheide set the box for the freestyle double eliminations. We ended the day having completed the first two rounds of men’s heats as well as the first round of women’s heats.

Tomorrow’s skippers’ meeting is scheduled for 10:00am for racers and 12:00pm for freestylers with a first possible start of 10:30am for racing and a 12:30pm first possible start for freestyle.

The Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 is organized by Rene Egli with the help of many sponsors such as Rene Egli, Ayuntamiento de Pajara, Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias, Melia Gorriones, Fuerte Action, Tropical, NeilPryde and Cabrinha.

RACING RESULTS

MEN RACE #3

1. Sky Solbach (North, USA)

2. Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED)

3. Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA)

4. Dirk Hanel (North, GER)

MEN RACE #4

1. Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED)

2. Sky Solbach (North, USA)

3. Julien Kerneur (Takoon, FRA)

4. Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA)

MEN RACE #5

1. Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED)

2. Sky Solbach (North, USA)

3. Dirk Hanel (North, GER)

4. Blazej Ozog (North, POL)

MEN RACE #6

1. Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA)

2. Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED)

3. Sky Solbach (North, USA)

4. Julien Kerneur (Takoon, FRA)

WOMEN RACE #3

1. Steph Bridge (North, GBR)

2. Kristin Boese (Best, GER)

3. Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR)

4. Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA)

WOMEN RACE #4

1. Steph Bridge (North, GBR)

2. Kristin Boese (Best, GER)

3. Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA)

4. Katja Roose (Airush, NED)

WOMEN RACE #5

1. Steph Bridge (North, GBR)

2. Katja Roose (Airush, NED)

3. Kristin Boese (Best, GER)

4. Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR)

WOMEN RACE #6

1. Steph Bridge (North, GBR)

2. Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA)

3. Katja Roose (Airush, NED)

4. Kristin Boese (Best, GER)

COMPLETE DETAILED RESULTS

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Class

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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