IKO, the International Kiteboarding Organization, is an independent and international organization founded in November 2001 in order to promote kiteboarding worldwide. Through the development of a professional network of affiliated kiteboarding centers and trained instructors and examiners, IKO provides a high quality level of teaching, with standards that are recognized and applied worldwide.
Its mission is to develop and promote the safe practice of kiteboarding, in relationship with national organizations and the industry. It is not only dedicated to continue developing kiteboarding by enhancing high quality standards, but also by creating interaction between all parties involved in the development of the sport for the benefit of all. Thanks to its status, it can adapt to the needs of an international market and to the local kiteboarding practices.