Matt Elsasser’s 2012 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year video submission.

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See all the entries for the 2012 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year here.

About AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year:

The Association of Wind and Water Sports Industries (AWSI) is a registered non-profit trade association that represents the North American manufacturers, retailers, and schools in the sports of kiteboarding, windsurfing, and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). The AWSI is holding their second annual awards party at Surf Expo, the industry’s annual trade show, Friday September 7th  where they will announce the AWSI 2012 Kiteboarder of the Year.

For the 2012 award the winner will be determined by the outcome of public online voting on an entrant’s video submission. Contestants were chosen by AWSI along with their North American media partners based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to North American kiteboarding market.
  • Existing media exposure (print, digital, social) in the North American market.
  • Contribution to the growth of the sport.
  • Contribution to the success of their sponsors’ brand and its success in the North American market.


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