IKO is pleased to announce that during the week of June 10-14, 2013 in Tarifa, Spain, IKO Examiners located throughout Europe convened together for the first time to participate in an unprecedented “Think Tank”. Extraordinary ideas were born, including many that will advance IKO services and already excellent training programs.


“This examiners gathering is the second one, the previous one was run in 2008 in Cabarete, Dominican Republic” says Frédéric Béné, president of the IKO. “By hosting this gathering, we shared many innovative processes that allow us to collectively endeavor toward excellence in providing the best and most up-to-date training and value for our European based membership.” “This EEG was extremely successful and boosts the future direction of the IKO in Europe and its positioning internationally.”


The IKO, together with its elite Examiners, are ready to move as one. IKO will be putting ideas and suggestions that were agreed upon during this gathering to use immediately to improve its systems and continue to lead the kiteboarding industry in delivering cutting edge solutions and state-of-the-art services and training.


IKO Examiners offer the highest quality of kiteboarding education in the world. They train instructors all over the globe at IKO Kite Centers and because of this, they are the most qualified to contribute to the newly formed IKO think tank. Examiners’ knowledge is top-notch and a perfect resource for advancing the sport — both in safety and in riding quality.



International Kiteboard Organization (IKO) is the world’s leading kiteboard training organization with affiliated kite schools in thirty-eight countries including the U.S., U.K. and Australia. IKO specializing in education programs, promoting safe practices and is not only enhancing the highest standards for the industry but is setting the industry standard for safety. IKO strives to reach pure excellence in the teaching experience while finding the perfect balance of fun and safety for all our IKO members. To learn more, visit www.ikointl.com.