Help AWSI choose their 2012 Kiteboarder of the Year by voting for your favorite rider!

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 Sept 7th  where they will announce the winner of the 2012 Kiteboarder of the year award.

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.

This contest ends Friday, August 24, 2012. Vote for your favorite rider by clicking the like buttons below or on the individual pages for each rider’s submission video. We are expecting more video submissions so keep your eyes peeled for more entries soon!

Keahi de Aboitiz

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Tom Court

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Jesse Richman

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Kristin Boese

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Brandon Scheid

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Sam Medysky

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Matt Elsasser

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Reo Stevens

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Alex Fox

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Damien LeRoy

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Patrick Rebstock

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Eric Rienstra

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There may be a few more additional late entries for the 2012 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year, so check back soon and vote for your favorite rider! Voting ends on August 23, 2012!

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