On August 29th, 2016, the GKA held its annual general meeting in Fehmarn, Germany and elected a new board for the upcoming two years.



ELECTION OF A NEW GKA BOARD

Three representatives have been voted in to take up the following positions:

Pictured, left to right: Till Eberle, Robby Naish and Clinton Filen

Pictured, left to right: Till Eberle, Robby Naish and Clinton Filen

CHAIRMAN:
Till Eberle  (North Kiteboarding / Boards and More)

2nd CHAIR:
Robby Naish  (Naish International)

3rd CHAIR / TREASURER:
Clinton Filen  (Airush / Starboard)

ELECTION OF SPOKESMEN

The GKA board also selected the following members to act as spokesmen, liaising with riders and reporting to the board for the following disciplines:

FREESTYLE SPOKESMAN:
Clinton Filen  (Airush / Starboard)

HYDROFOIL / RACE / SLALOM SPOKESMEN:
Ernst Novak (Flysurfer) – along with Iain Hannay (Ozone) and Raphael Salles (F-One)

WAVE AND STRAPLESS FREESTYLE SPOKESMAN:
Jörgen Vogt (GKA Secretary General)

Spokesmen, top row: Ernst Novak and Iain Hannay Front row: Raphael Salles and Jörgen Vogt

Spokesmen, top row: Ernst Novak and Iain Hannay
Front row: Raphael Salles and Jörgen Vogt

AIMS AND VISION:
The vision of the GKA will remain as the association continues to work consistently towards achieving three main goals:

01: Working to solve controversy in competitive kitesurfing, through a unified approach to supporting and promoting the interests of all (professional) kite riders. 

02: All the GKA member brands are particularly focused on supporting ways to maintain free access for all kitesurfers on beaches around the world in harmony with nature. The GKA opposes the prohibition of kitesurfing and aims to work with governments to improve their incorrect perception of the nature of the sport and to help educate them more accurately as to the truly low impact that kitesurfing has on the environment.

03: To continue to work together with all brands to jointly improve the safety of kitesurfing.
THE GKA MEMBER BRANDS ARE:

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