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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.

 

Yesterday, March 1st, marked the end of the 2012 KSP riders application period, which is now closed for all riders aspiring to compete on the 2012 KSP world championship tour. A total of 55 male and 18 female applications were received and the IKA will now start the selection process in accordance with their qualification system that was released on February 6th.

Within the IKA’s process, the PKRA and KSP will be given the right to select their two male and one female wild cards, each of which will be added to the final list of confirmed tour riders. All applicants will be awaiting the official announcement of the IKA, which will unveil the list of riders to receive the highly coveted spots on this year’s KSP world championship tour, joining the pre-qualified top seeds.

 In the mean time, top 8 male riders (Airton Cozzolino, Mitu Monteiro, Guilly Brandao, Mauricio Pedreira, Sky Solbach, Jesse Richman, Juan Pablo Diban, Patri McLaughlin) and top 4 female riders (Ines Correia, Marie Gautron, Kristin Boese and Melissa Gil) of the 2011 world ranking will be contacted by the KSP to be offered this year’s tour license. Each of these riders will have until March 15th to accept their tour license. Any pre-qualified rider not accepting their spot will open up a slot for one of the riders going through the application process.

 For riders interested in applying for a local wild card, application will be open until March 15th. The list of applicants will be forwarded to the relevant national association/organization once the period has expired. To apply for a local wildcard please go to: www.kspworldtour.com/about/the-riders/2012-riders-application.html

 A full list of male riders that have applied for a tour license or single event entry reads as follows:

 Bastien Bollard, Ewan Hill, Austin Brosnan, Frederick Zamora, Cameron Biehl, Pedro, Henrique Menezes, Tomaz Vilardebo, Ryan Coote, Jose Djo Silva, Luis Fernando Padrino Mata, Lee Harvey, Marius Hoelter, Arild Kristiansen, Keahi De Aboitiz, Christian Winkenjohann, Jon Modica, Jon McCabe, Nuno Figueiredo, David Romeu, Luke McGillewie, Etienne Lhote, Christophe Meletiou, Christopher Armitage, Sebastian Ribeiro, Andre Nery, Manuel Adela Vicente, Colin Heckroodt, Marciel Lopes Almeida, Paulino Pereira, Joao Stopani Santos, Solo Solinski, Cruser Putnam, Gustavo Foerster, Gonzalo Gomes, Nick Ward, Jan Marcos Riveras, Arturas Shimanskij, Rui Tiago Oliveira, Mark Moore, Filippe Ferreira, Richard Gowers, Juan Ricci, Jan Korycki, Sebastian Schmitt, Gonzalo Ribba, Abel Lago, Jakob Appel, Ian Owczarzak, Keith McGeown, Toni Zupanicic, Oscar Borawski, Grant Baker, Ryan Oates, Top Hat, Diogo Paes Fernandes

 A full list of female riders that have applied read as follows:

Angela Peral, Maria Celina Guardati, Jalou Langeree, Milla Ferreira, Kelly Strachan, Marina Marselli, Steph Bridge, Erika Lindberg, Kari Schibevaag, Kirsty Jones, Suzanne Kuiper, Ainhoa Garcia, Carol Bolstad, Ninja Bichler, Lilian Malschaert, Muriel Vandenbempt, Kalia Aguera, Glennel Warren.

Any rider that has sent in an application and does not find his/her name in the list above is asked to contact the IKA directly and as soon as possible (but no later than March 8, 2012) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2012 KSP World Championship Tour Schedule

June 1 to 10 — Cascais, Portugal

September 7 to 16 — Le Morne, Mauritius

October 19 to 28 — West Coast, Ireland

November 29 to December 8 — Maui, Hawaii, USA

ABOUT THE KSP

Sanctioned by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), the Kite Surf Pro (KSP) is the official World Championship kite surfing tour, an e.V. non-profit association launched in 2011 by a visionary group of World Champion kite surfers, aiming to showcase the pinnacle of kite surfing in the best conditions on the planet.

A class association within the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the IKA governs the sport of kiteboarding, which is broken up into three main disciplines: freestyle kiteboarding, kiteboard racing and kite surfing (surfing with a kite).

 

   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 Alex Caizergues  France  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Anais Mai Desjardin  France     female Kirstyn O'Brien  United-States     female Jingle Chen  China     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   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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