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The Irish Kitesurfing Association is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to make kiteboarding safe for everyone and promote it in Ireland and across the world. It started its operations in 2002 and over the years it has helped develop kiteboarding best practices and safety guidelines, it has organized social events and competitions and has ensured access to beaches and waterways.

Objectives:
- Promoting safe kiteboarding practicing
- Maintaining relations with other national and international associations
- Provide beach and waterway access to kitesurfers
- Providing educational material to the public
- Monitoring the standards of the IKSA affiliated schools and certified instructors

The IKSA is run by an executive committee and it has representatives in all Ireland regions to help promote the riders’ interests in the best possible way.
On the official website, riders can find information regarding weather, safety guidelines, and a list of IKSA approved schools as well as a forum. The forum is intended to help the members of the community communicate in a better way. It serves as a tool for posting kiteboarding related questions or share useful information.

Membership requires a fee which covers the rider’s insurance and helps the organization promote kiteboarding, maintain the beaches and water clean, organize events like the Irish Championship and educating the public. Membership benefits include free shirt and board sticker, personal accident insurance, free copy of Kiteworld Magazine and more.