And the winner is…

In the basement of Hood River’s Elk’s Lodge, kiteboarding’s industry insiders gathered to celebrate the achievements of 2018. Airush came out on top, winning the title of Brand of the Year while Brandon Scheid took the crown for Male Kiteboard Athlete of the Year and Jalou Langeree claimed Female Kiteboard Athlete of the Year. Notable mention went to Slingshot for winning Windsurfing Brand of the Year.

AIRUSH: Brand of the Year

BRANDON SCHEID: Male Kiteboarder of the Year

JALOU LANGEREE: Female Kiteboarder of the Year