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Calendar Update: Freestyle and Big Air World Championship Final to be held in famous Porto Pollo

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Halfway through another challenging season, the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships calendar has been updated with the possible line up of events for the second half of the year.

While the final event - where the 2016 World Champions will be crowned - has been confirmed to be held in Porto Pollo from 16 to 22 October 2016, the upcoming three events in Germany, Morocco and China are still to be confirmed. We hope to have final confirmation in the next few weeks.

Porto Pollo is probably one of the windiest spots in Europe, and the event site features prevailing side/side-offshore winds often reaching 30-40 knots in perfectly flat water.

Freestyle and Big Air is scheduled to be held at the Final, with a total of 50.000 EUR prize money up for grabs.

Also, at the World Championships Final, the 2016 World Champions in both disciplines will be crowned. Currently the ranking consists of the successful events in El Gouna and Leucate.

The Notice of Race has been updated to reflect the changes in the calendar. There is also an improved elimination ladder for Freestyle and a few minor changes in the assignments of tricks to the trick categories, so it is definitely worth having a read.

Registration will open soon. Accomodation options will also available in the nearby surfers village.

Notice of Race:



Competition update - KiteFoil GoldCup events and dates

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2016 is going to be an exciting year for kiteracing, and especially for the high performance KiteFoil class.

A new event has just been added to the calendar - on the famous Burc Beach in Turkey riders will compete for 15000 USD prize money and 100 points for the 2016 KiteFoil World Championships.

The event starts on the 8th of August (registration day). Late registration on the morning of the 9th will be arranged for confirmed entries that are travelling from the Hydrofoil Pro Tour event in San Francisco.

On the last day (13th of August), the final race of the event will be a long distance race down the Bosphorus, finishing in downtown Istanbul.

The 2016 KiteFoil GoldCup is the World Championship of the IKA KiteFoil class. The GoldCup kicks of with the first Act in Gizzeria, Italy, from 13. to 17. of July, and after the Turkey leg moves on to Korea in October (tbc) and the final in Qatar from 15. to 19. November, where 20000 EUR prize money and the world champion titles will be awarded.

There is also the possibility for another high prize money event in Spain later this season.

Registration for Gizzeria and Turkey is open at

The updated Notice of Race can be found here:


Essaouira postponed to avoid date clash with the Tarifa Strapless Pro

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As previously announced, the World Kite League is planning a wave event in Essaouira. After the inital planning for the beginning of July, it turned out that the event would overlap with the dates of the Strapless Freestyle Pro event in Tarifa.

We want to enable all riders to take part in all the events, and therefore postpone the Essaouira event until later in the year, most likely September. Stay tuned !

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