Kite Park League (KPL)
The Kite Park League (KPL) was created by the World’s best slider and kicker riders. Established in 2016, it is the first time that kiteboard park riding has had a competitions series. Collectively the riders have been pushing this side of kiteboarding for years, drawing inspiration from other board sports like wakeboarding, skateboarding, and snowboarding. Style is of the utmost concern to the judges, with lesser rotations often receiving higher scores when grabs and presses are added. The event format is loosely based on snowboarding events, with a turn by turn drop in heat structure rather than a timer, that has now also been adapted into the freestyle discipline. Riders display their skill with both kicker and slider hits to move through the dingle elimination ladder to the top.
Event-organizers who would like to run a Kite Park League event should contact the KPL. Park riders are welcome to compete at the GKA Kite World Tour in the disciplines Freestyle or Kite-Surf.