Keahi de Aboitiz: who said kitesurfers don't get barreled?

The official wave kitesurfing champions will be crowned at the end of the year, according to the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) world rankings.

Wave kitesurfing is the black sheep of kiteboarding. The exciting division has never matured into a proper class of its own, with full support from the industry.

Therefore, the International Kiteboarding Association has decided to change the rules. The world ranking will aggregate events by Kite Surf Pro (KSP), PKRA and independent event organizers.


Kiteboarding: dreaming of the Olympic Games

Kiteboarding has been added as a demonstration sport to the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2014, to be held in Medemblik, Netherlands.

The Delta Lloyd Regatta is one of the world's most important events for Olympic Classes. In 2014, the competition will include kiteboarding for the first time in its history. Kiteboarders have an eye on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

"The intention of the organizing authority is to use formats as recommended by the International Olympic Committee for a future inclusion of kiteboarding in the Olympic Games 2020," explains the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA).


Kite Ride Bonaire: blue water kiteboarding

The 2014 Kite Ride Bonaire will have 14 riders battling for the best tricks, at Atlantis Beach, Bonaire, between 17th-22nd June.

Ruben Lenten, Sam Light, Aaron Hadlow, and many more international kiteboarders will be showing their talent in a wake style water park, in the beautiful island of Bonaire.

"Our goal is that this will challenge and stimulate local youth so that in a few years Bonaire will also have its own top kiteboarders," says Patrick van Seumeren, organizer of the Kite Ride Bonaire.