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Olympic Trials & Looking Ahead to 2018

It’s fair to say that 2017 did not quite roll out as we all expected at the KTA. What began as a season of high expectation and a heavy looking calendar of events, took a bit of a knock as the season progressed. However, the good news is that it looks like most of those […] Read More

Nocher and Mai Desjardins Take The First Kitefoil Gold Cup Podiums of the Season

It was victory for reigning KiteFoil GoldCup men’s champion Maxime Nocher along with Anais Mai Desjardins in the women’s fleet, who sealed victory in the year’s first event from four races in light breezes that threatened to die at any moment. But even the fickle airs that shifted and barely topped 8kts were a welcome […] Read More

Riders Maintain Race Focus Despite Testing Conditions

Daecheon Beach, Boryeong—That top-level kitefoil racing is first and foremost a psychological game almost goes without saying. But in the hothouse atmosphere of the KiteFoil GoldCup series’ opening exchanges the teasing wind—or absence of it—only underscored how those at the pinnacle are masters at maintaining their poise. For many lesser athletes the tension of two […] Read More

Legendary Race Coach Savours Prospect of Kiting Gracing Olympics’ Stage

Daecheon Beach, Boryeong—When five-time Olympian Mike Gebhardt asserts that kiting securing a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Games would change everything in the sport, with an explosion of interest and money, it is not to be taken lightly. The renowned racing coach, who helped foiling prodigy Daniela Moroz to her first Formula Kite World Championship […] Read More

Kiteboarding Hopeful “Showcase” Event for Tokyo Olympics

Unfortunately as we all know in wind sports, the wind does not play ball and the forecasters get it wrong – today was that day here in Daecheon, which sadly left the riders beach bound for the day.   However, for the KTA Media team it was a chance to look behind the scenes a […] Read More

GoldCup Title Holder Nocher Opens Account with Flawless Races

Daecheon Beach, Boryeong—Reigning International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) kitefoil champion Maxime Nocher began the defence of his title in Korea in perfect style—notching up two bullets from two races. In light breezes that struggled to reach 8kts, the Monegasque rider put in a solid shift on the first day of the KiteFoil GoldCup’s opening stop of […] Read More

World’s Fastest KiteFoilers Poised for Action in GoldCup’s first East Asian Outing

Daecheon Beach, Boryeong—Reigning KiteFoil GoldCup title holder Maxime Nocher has been putting the final touches to his campaign to defend his crown in the season’s eagerly-awaited opening clashes in Korea. Nocher (MON) — who is also the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) Formula Kite (Foil) world champion — and some of his keenest rivals have been […] Read More

IKA KiteFoil Gold Cup and KTA TTR Open

It’s an exciting time for the world of kiteboarding right now, as it has become part of the 2018 Youth Olympics (YOG) for the first time and is also potentially about to be included into the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. The sport is on the rise in Asia also and as part of this […] Read More

ADEX 2017 – the dive show with added surf!

Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore, an unlikely place to find the KTA, but for once we had swapped out the flip flops and boardshorts, brushed the sand out off and headed into the city. It’s not often you find us working off-beach, but with a new season comes new opportunities and the blend of dive and […] Read More

Moose IKA TTR Asian Championships

Moose IKA Asian TTR Championships and KTA Freestyle X The 2017 KTA season is officially underway, as marked by the completion of the first event on the calendar, Pranburi, Thailand. Where on the back of the Thai National Kiteboarding competition the Moose IKA Asian Championships and KTA Freestyle X was launched It was something of […] Read More

KTA 2017 Season Schedule Release

The flood gates are open and revealing a very sexy looking 2017 KTA season ahead.   Our aim for 2017 has been to have something in the mix for everyone. From top level world championship events, to travelling pro-tour visits, our own mad mix that is the KTA X-Champs and some juicy open events.  So […] Read More

KTA Season Alert

It’s 2017 and we are back! The KTA is getting ready to roll out a whole heap of great events for the coming year… 2016 as you all know was a bit of a tricky year for us with our title tour sponsor pulling out at the last minute. But it gave a chance to […] Read More

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