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 competition in Fuerteventura has come to an end for yet another year. Fuerteventura has a reputation for the extremely powerful winds, which makes it one of the best places in the world for kiteboarding. Race competitors had the chance to use their smaller kites sizes as most races are performed in lighter wind conditions in other places around the world.

A total of three races were completed today to mark the end of the event here in Sotavento, Fuerteventura. In the first race of the day Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED) was well ahead while making the first lap, however Julien Kerneur (Takoon, FRA) managed to overtake the lead for a short time. Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA) takes the lead after the last marker and was in a battle with Van Der Vlugt in the final meters of the race finishing in first place, a half meter before Van Der Vlugt. Blazej Ozog (North, POL) takes third place while Sky Solbach (North, USA) followed closely in fourth.

In the women’s first race, Steph Bridge (North, GBR) led the women to the finish line. Bridge is a very powerful rider and most female competitors have to work extra hard to defeat her. Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA) finished in second while Katja Roose (Airush, NED) took third. German rider Kristin Boese (Best, GER) finished fourth.

In the second race, Olivier Dansin (North, FRA) returns to the beach due to a lost fin, which enabled him to finish the race. Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA) was in the lead rounding the mark first during the first lap. Sroka also managed to keep the lead for most of the race however battled with Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED) all the way to the finish line. Van Der Vlugt had a small crash around the last mark but regained his composure quickly to finish the race before Sroka. In an attempt to cross the finish line in third place, Julien Kerneur crashed centimeters before the finish line thereby Sky Solbach (North, USA) takes third place by merely inches.

Katja Roose (Airush, NED) had an amazing second race today, waving her arms in the air in excitement as she crossed the finish line first. It is the first time since the competition began that a competitor other than Steph Bridge (North, GBR) crossed the finish line first. Steph Bridge (North, GBR) finished closely in second while French racer Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA) takes third. Kristin Boese (Best, GER) finishes fourth.

In the final men’s race of the day Sky Solbach (North, USA) managed to lead the men to the finish line, followed by Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED) and Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA) who battled for second place. In the last seconds Sroka takes the lead finishing in second place while Van Der Vlugt takes third. Polish rider Blazej Ozog (North, POL) takes fourth.

In the final women’s race of the day, Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA) leads the women to the finish line followed by Steph Bridge (North, GBR) who trailed inches behind and Katja Roose (Airush, NED) in third. Kristin Boese finished fourth.

Today marked the final day for the new Sky Masters discipline, which turned out to be extremely success. A huge thank you goes out to Shadow Box Inc. for providing there equipement to make the Sky Masters discipline possible. Numerous spectators watched from the beach as competitors made huge big air jumps. Sebastien Garat (RRD, FRA) is the new world record holder for jumping as high as 45.1 feet = 13.74 meters and Holly Kennedy remains the world record holder of 29.2 feet = 8.9 meters.

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.


1. Sebastien Garat (RRD, FRA) 45.1 feet = 13.74 meters
2. Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA) 42.7 feet = 13.01 meters
3. Tom Herbert (Airush, NCL) 41.6 feet = 12.68 meters
4. Florian Daubos (North, FRA) 39.3 feet = 11.97 meters


1. Holly Kennedy (North, GBR) 29.2 feet = 8.9 meters
2. Kristin Boese (Best, GER) 29.1 feet = 8.86 meters
3. Angela Peral (North, ESP) 28.2 feet = 8.59 meters
3. Steph Bridge (North, GBR) 28.2 feet = 8.59 meters
5. Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA) 27.4 feet = 8.35 meters



1. Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA)
2. Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED)
3. Blazej Ozog (North, POL)
4. Sky Solbach (North, USA)

1. Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED)
2. Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA)
3. Sky Solbach (North, USA)
4. Julien Kerneur (Takoon, FRA)

1. Sky Solbach (North, USA)
2. Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA)
3. Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED)
4. Blazej Ozog (North, POL)


1. Steph Bridge (North, GBR)
2. Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA)
3. Katja Roose (Airush, NED)
4. Kristin Boese (Best, GER)

1. Katja Roose (Airush, NED)
2. Steph Bridge (North, GBR)
3. Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA)
4. Kristin Boese (Best, GER)

1. Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA)
2. Steph Bridge (North, GBR)
3. Katja Roose (Airush, NED)
4. Kristin Boese (Best, GER)


   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 Victor Bachichet  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







male Carlos Mario  Brazil                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Moona White  United-States      female N/A       female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

   Top Rankings SnowKite

Racing Ski


Racing Snowboard


Long Distance Ski


Long Distance Snowboard

male Florian Gruber  Germany                   male Ronny Bollhalder  Switzerland                  male Florian Gruber  Germany      male Bernd Spiering  Germany   
female Jana Schader  Germany       female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia      female Nadine Stippler  Germany      female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia   

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