Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer: Last Chance to Nominate

We are now in the third week of our campaign to promote girls in kitesurfing.

Petra Goeschl - Kitesurfing - Wave Riding

For those who don’t know about it yet (where have you been?) we are searching for the “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” for 2011.

Update: The 2012 MIGK competition is underway. Here’s the new competition page.

Why are we doing this?… well, not only do we want to do something positive to help grow kitesurfing and make our fantastic sport more accessible, but we want to shine the spotlight on the women who are already doing great things in the industry.

So far the response has been overwhelming! We have received nominations for so many really awesome girls doing really awesome things, and we are delighted to see how many women are pioneering kitesurfing in new areas around the world. This is very inspiring for us, and we are honoured to have you all on board.

Jemma Grobbelaar - Kitesurfing

Jemma Grobbelaar

We will feature an individual article on each of the top 10 finalists, and we are sure that you will enjoy each of their stories as much as we are enjoying putting them together. We can’t wait to share their stories about how hard they work and how much they are loved by the people around them. They are all winners in our minds!

Julia Brown - Kitesurfing

Julia Brown | Kiteboarding Jamaica

Nominate Today

It isn’t too late to get in on the action though! We still have one week until the nomination round closes. So, if you are doing something extraordinary in kitesurfing, no matter how big or small, or you know someone who is, nominate yourself or a friend today. There are great sponsorships to be won… and who knows, this could be just the boost you need to empower you to achieve even more!

How you can Help

Even if you don’t have anyone to nominate, you can still help us make a difference in kitesurfing by spreading the word throughout your network. Share the competition page on Facebook, Twitter, your website / blog, or any other social network you engage in… We appreciate your support.

Competition Details

Nominations close on 6 October 2011 at 23:00 GMT. The top 10 nominees will be announced on 20 October 2011 and voting will open to the public from 20 October to 22 November 2011.

Click here to Enter Now!

Petra Goeschl - Kitesurfing Jump

Petra Goeschl

Thanks for Supporting #MIGK

A huge shout out to all our supporters! Thank you to Fuel Clothing, Litewave Kiteboards and Hookit for your generous sponsorships and to Jessica Winkler for all her hard work helping us to organize and promote this competition.

Also, thank you to Global Kiter Foundation, Kitesports, Tantrum kitesurfing, Constantly Kiting and Tropical Paradise for promoting the competition on your websites, and to all the kitesurfers out there who helped spread the word by tweeting and sharing… You guys rock!

As always, we love hearing from you guys, so let us know in the comments below, what you think of our campaign, or who you think deserves recognition for her work or achievements in kitesurfing.

Update: Voting closes on 22 November 2011. Click here to Vote Now!


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  1. CaitGKF says:

    Can’t wait to see the top ten nominees! Best of luck to everyone taking part :)