Cable & Wake

General

Kitesurf competitions

kitesurf & snowkite comps

Kitesurf gear

Video

Kitesurfing videos

International Kiteboard Federation

23 November 2009 | 7:29 pm

Recently another International Kiteboard entity appear. According IKF, International Kiteboard Federation is the World Governing Body for kiteboarding. According IKF, they have been granted full World Championship Title rights for the sport

We present you what are the goals and the guidelines of this new organization:

The IKF is an organisation that is working to develop the sport of Kiteboarding at all levels. This includes competitions, education within the sport, judging courses and stringent criteria for judges, kitesurfing activities for the young riders (junior competitions) and a unified blanket under which the sport will fall.

IFK - International Kiteboard Organization

The IKF provides guidance and advice to its members around the world on matters such as competition, judging, education, anti doping and other areas of development of the sport.

The IKF creates added value for everybody involved in Kiteboarding on a national and international level and will offer manuals and other forms of feedback and advice.

Objectives:
To work with the national associations
To protect the interest of the Kiteboarding athletes
To guarantee Kiteboarding continues to encourage the freedom of self- expression and creativity.
To promote and support the sport of kiteboarding in order to further it’s stand in the future.
To establish and maintain an international association to promote the interests of kiteboarding in all its forms throughout all countries of the world.
To promote the values of good sportsmanship, particularly amongst the younger generation.

Future:
The IKF creates added value for all parties involved within the sport of Kiteboarding on an international and national level. The future will depend on cooperation with all parties, including pro-riders, national association , event- organizers and the sponsors to further the growth and development of kiteboarding worldwide.

The IKF is taking the steps towards positive development of this sport. It is supporting the riders by implementing strong criteria within each IKF event and encouraging the brands and sponsors within the sport.

It has now become possible to compete under consistent rules within each sanctioned IKF event. Thereby the sport becomes more attractive and evident to athletes, spectators and the media.

Members
The management is located in Brazil – Ceara, financed by membership-fees
The board members consist of delegates from Czeck Republic, Canada, Spain, France, Brazil, England, USA, Australia, South Africa, Italy.

Feel free to comment the appearance of this news entity in the Kiteboarding scene.
Cheers,
Kitemovement Team

One Comment »

  • Jessica Withington Sanchez says:

    Hello,

    As a relatively new kiteboarder I would like to know what does IKF provide to kiteboarders and kiteboarding events that was not provided by IKA or IKO? Why did you guys find that made it important to create a new organization?

    Please also e-mail me your response.
    Thank you!

    Jessica.

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar blog.