Kiteboarding: selecting the best kites and boards for Course Racing events

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) has announced the kites and boards that have been considered valid for official Course Racing events.


The registration of new kiteboarding equipment is over and the IKA officials have published the list of kites and boards that meet all requirements for ISAF-sanctioned competitions.

Only seven brands have been chosen for the kites' official list. Airush, ASV, Cabrinha, Gaastra, North, Ozone and RRD.

In the board's division, Aguera, Airush, ASV, Cabrinha, F2, Gaastra, Incognito, MKD, N+1, North, Sailfish and Temavento have received the green stamp.

"We congratulate all builders that have made a tremendous effort to meet all requirements and we are very pleased that the new registration scheme has led to a situation where equipment is actually already available and used on the beaches around the world", explains IKA.

Official Kites for IKA Course Racing Events:
Airush VXR V2: 8-10-13-16-17-18
ASV XR: 17.5-14-11-9
Cabrinha Velocity: 9-11-13-14-16-18
Gaastra Jet: 7-10-13-17
North Dyno: 17-15-13-11-9-7
Ozone Edge: 19-10
RRD Addiction MKIV: 7-9-11-13-16-18

Official Boards for IKA Course Racing Events:
Aguera 69S
Airush Monaro V5
ASV XR70
Cabrinha VMG
F2 Lightning
Gaastra Jet
Incognito RK V1
MKD MK IV
N+1 Foka 13
North Race LTD
Sailfish Racing SR 70
Temavento RC70LG