Last week the newly formed IKF, which is closely related to KPWT, has published a press release, claiming to be the new governing body for kiteboarding.

While the backgrounds of this formation are quite obvious, this changes nothing on the fact that the only world wide governing body for any kind of sailing, including kiteboarding, is the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), as such recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

The IKA as an ISAF international class is managing the affairs of the kiteboarding class, which makes another organisation unnecessary and divisive.

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Kitesurf Angola

The first event planned by the new african kitesurfing institution was the KiteAngola 2009, a competition held in the beautiful Mussulo Beach, Ilha do Pare­so, near the city capital Luanda.

There were Racing, Freestyle and Big Air heat formats. Kitesurfing is a growing sport in Angola.

With warm waters and perfect wind conditions, there are several interesting spots to explore near Luanda.


IKF and KPWT have entered into a cooperation agreement.

The International Kiteboard Federation (IKF) and the Kiteboard Pro World Tour.

KPWT announced that they have entered a long-term cooperation. All events of the KPWT tour will be sanctioned by the IKF. This is a huge step forward for Kiteboarding and promises to further the sport into a hugely successful future. Both organizations look to govern the sport with a unified system of rules and rankings, which will only benefit the riders and all involved.

IKF president Andrea Siqueira Silva says: "It is exciting for us to work with the KPWT, who started the first world tour back in 1998. We are looking forward to this collaboration and to develop the sport under one umbrella and successful system."”

"I have been working on and building the KPWT since 1998. I have seen the sport grow from year to year and will continue to do my best to take Kiteboarding into the future. This is a great step for the KPWT and I look forward to the 2010 season.", Frederic Gravoille tour promoter of the KPWT stated.

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