Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer 2012 Launch

The search for our “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” for 2012 is on, and this year is going to be even bigger and better!

Kari Schibevaag MIGK Winner

Kari Schibevaag | 2011 MIGK Winner

Congratulations to Hannah Whiteley, winner of the “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer 2012” and Cynthia Brown, our ”iMK Inspirational Kitesurfer of the Year”!

Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural competition, we are pulling out all the stops this year to ensure we reach even deeper into the kiteboarding community and general public.

So what’s different this year? Well for one, our prizes (which we think you’re going to love btw), but more about that later… plus there’s a twist…

But Why?

For those who didn’t follow last year’s MIGK competition, you might be wondering why we are doing this.

Well first and foremost, we designed this competition to promote kitesurfing to woman. We find that far too many woman are under the false impression that kitesurfing or kiteboarding is too difficult, or worse yet, too dangerous for them to try. So by showcasing ladies from all walks of life, size and age excelling at kitesurfing, we hope to inspire more girls to get involved in our sport.

At the same time though, we know there are so many girls out there already doing really awesome things for kitesurfing and/or their community, so we hope to give these girls some well deserved exposure and recognition for all their hard work and achievements.

You can also read Jessica’s inspiring story.

The Twist

To make it fairer, and to ensure anyone has a chance of winning, we’ve got two BIG first prizes! One for the “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” and one for a new title we are introducing called the “iMK Inspirational Kitesurfer of the Year”. The winner of this title will be chosen from the top ten finalists by the inMotion Kitesurfing team and our partners.

Who Can Enter?

Any female kitesurfers over the age of 16 can enter this competition. You don’t have to be a pro kitesurfer, or even a good kitesurfer for that matter. You just need to be passionate about kiteboarding and doing something extraordinary, such as excelling at competitions, helping your community or the environment, or helping others get into our sport safely.

How to Enter

It’s simple really… just nominate yourself or someone you think deserves recognition for their work by submitting this short entry form.

The ten girls with the most nominations and most inspiring stories will enter into the finals, where the public will vote for the winner.

The nomination round closes on 1 November 2012 at 23:00pm GMT. The top 10 nominees will be announced on 13 November 2012, and voting will run from 13 to 27 November 2012 at 12:00pm GMT. The winners will be announced on 27 November 2012.


Now for the exciting bit… and as promised earlier, we’ve got awesome prizes, including two all inclusive kitesurfing holiday packages generously sponsored by Tantrum Kitesurf and Kite Beach Yucatan! And in case that isn’t enough, KiteGirl Magazine has generously provided us with very cool first, second and third place prizes, and Beach Girl Body Goods has very nice beach goodies for second and third place.

1st Place (Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer)


A 7 day Kitesurfing Vacation in the French Alps

6 nights / 7 days total immersion kitesurfing camp, courtesy of Tantrum Kitesurf. Set on the Lac de Serre Poncon, nestled in the peaks of the French High Alps, this kitesurfing camp will be an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Lac de Serre PonconWith glass flat water in the mornings…which of course we take full advantage of, wakeboarding behind one of our Mastercraft ski boats, the wind picks up around 10:30 and by 1 is blowing a prefect force 4/5. Flat, open water and acres of space allow you all the freedom you could possibly want…and just in case that’s not enough for you, we throw in some extra goodies like white water rafting, mountainside BBQ’s and the legendary Via Ferrata as well.

  • Accommodation (in tents…nice big ones!)
  • Breakfast and lunch every day
  • 3 days of wakeboarding
  • White Water Rafting
  • Via Ferrata
  • BBQ’s at 2000m
  • As much kitesurfing as you can handle

Find out more about this fantastic package by Tantrum Kitesurf here.

Kitegirl Hoodie Green & Magazine

Feature on the cover of March 2013 KiteGirl Magazine
Green KiteGirl ‘Pray For Wind‘ Hoodie
6 Issue Subscription to KiteGirl Magazine


1st Place (iMK Inspirational Kitesurfer of the Year)


7 Day Kitesurfing Vacation in Mexico

Our Inspirational Kitesurfer of the Year, chosen from the top 10 finalists by the iMK team, will win a 6 night / 7 day all inclusive kite vacation in the beautiful Yucatan in Mexico, courtesy of Kite Beach Yucatan.

Kitesurfing Vacation Mexico

You will be staying in an ocean front room in the Kite Beach Yucatan villa where you can kite right off the patio! With wind nearly all year round, you will have the time of your life. Their private New York chef will pamper you with delicious healthy meals to keep you riding all day long.

Find out more about this fantastic package by Kite Beach Yucatan here.

2nd Place

  • A Pink KiteGirl ‘Pray For Wind’ T-Shirt
  • 6 Issue Subscription to KiteGirl Magazine
  • An Eco friendly Beach Tote courtesy of Beach Girl Body Goods
kitegirl T-shirt Pink & Beach Tote


3rd Place

  • 6 Issue Subscription to KiteGirl Magazine
  • An Eco friendly Beach Tote courtesy of Beach Girl Body Goods

Find out more about Beach Girl Body Goods’ stylish, eco friendly beach wear and water sports apparel here.

Not too shabby hey? So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the competition page and nominate yourself!

And remember; only the ten girls with the highest number of inspiring nominations will make it to the finals, so share this with your friends, family and fans and tell them to nominate you.


A huge thank you to our generous sponsors, without whom this competition wouldn’t be possible. Thank you for supporting our campaign to promote woman in kiteboarding!


Kitegirl Magazine

Good luck!

The inMotion Kitesurfing Team

PS: If you enjoyed this article, help spread the word by clicking the “Like”, “Tweet”, “+1” buttons, or sharing it using the share icons below. Want to read more articles like this? Subscribe to iMK, and get our articles directly to your inbox or RSS reader.

Did you enjoy this article?

Share it with others
Sign up for our free updates
Your details are safe with us, and will never be sold, rented or given away!