Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer 2012

Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer 2012

Promoting Girls in Kitesurfing & Kitesurfing to Girls

After a very successful inaugural competition last year, we searched again for girls who are doing extraordinary things in kitesurfing or their communities.

Hannah Whiteley crowned the “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” for 2012

2nd place: Katie Chandler & 3rd Place: Sophie Chevalier

Cynthia Brown crowned "iMK Inspirational Kitesurfer of the Year"

The winners will receive prizes from:



Why the Most Influential Girl in Kitesurfing?

As our tag line suggests, our primary goal is to promote girls in kitesurfing. We want to showcase talented and inspiring female kiters to motivate more women to get involved in our sport.

At the same time, we also want to shine the spotlight on these amazing girls, and give them some well deserved exposure.

Top 10 Finalists for 2012

In alphabetical order

Click on the names above to learn more about each of our finalists and what makes them so special.


Who is the “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” for 2012?

  • Hannah Whiteley (27%, 2,434 Votes)
  • Katie Chandler (26%, 2,415 Votes)
  • Sophie Chevalier (11%, 1,034 Votes)
  • Susi Mai (11%, 979 Votes)
  • Cynthia Brown (7%, 631 Votes)
  • Verda Marley (6%, 509 Votes)
  • Gretta Kruesi (4%, 398 Votes)
  • Kristin Boese (3%, 275 Votes)
  • Tatiana Howard (3%, 234 Votes)
  • Claire Lutz (3%, 232 Votes)

Total Voters: 9,135

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You only have one vote, so choose wisely. You cannot change your vote once you have voted. If you have any problems voting, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Voting will be open to the public from 13 to 27 November 2012 at 12:00pm GMT. The winners will be announced on 27 November 2012.

Be Fair!

We want a fair competition where each girl has an equal opportunity of winning, so please only vote once. Multiple votes, or votes solicited in questionable ways, such as through vote-exchange services, etc. will be disqualified!

Instead, we urge you to share this page with your friends to get more legitimate votes for your favourite girl.

How to Vote

Voting is Closed!

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Share the profile page of the finalist of your choice, or use the share icons below. We have made it as easy as possible for you to like, tweet or +1 this page and to share it with your friends.


This year we have two first place prizes; one for the “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” and one for the “iMK Inspirational Kitesurfer of the Year”.

Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer

1st Place

The winner of the voting round will become inMotion Kitesurfing’s “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” for 2012, and will win:

A 7 day Kitesurfing Vacation in the French Alps

6 nights / 7 days total immersion kitesurfing camp for 2, 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 shake a stick at.

Flights and transportation to the venue not included. Find out more about this fantastic package by Tantrum Kitesurf here.

Kitegirl Hoodie Green & MagazineFeature on the cover of March 2013 KiteGirl Magazine
Green KiteGirl ‘Pray For Wind’ Hoodie
6 Issue Subscription to KiteGirl Magazine


2nd Placekitegirl T-shirt Pink & Beach Tote

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


3rd PlaceEco friendly Beach Tote

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


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.

Flights and transportation to the venue not included. Find out more about this fantastic package by Kite Beach Yucatan here.

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Competition Rules

  1. You may only enter yourself or nominate a particular individual once.
  2. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  3. Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified!
  4. The competition is open to girls worldwide. The minimum entry age is 16 years old.
  5. The shortlist will be chosen based on the number of nominations received in the Nomination Round. The “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” winner will be based on the number of votes received in the final Voting Round.  The “iMK Inspirational Kitesurfer of the Year” will be chosen by our judges, and judge’s decision is final.
  6. Winners and nominees will be contacted via email. Their names and profiles will be displayed on and may be displayed on our sponsor’s websites. Contact details are not shared, and will not be made public.
  7. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  8. The competition will run from 10 October 2012 to 27 November 2012 at 12:00pm GMT.
  9. inMotion Kitesurfing is fully compliant with the data protection act. We will not pass on your private information to any third party without your prior consent.

If you have any problems submitting your entry, or questions regarding the running of the competition, feel free to contact us.

Our Sponsors

A huge thank you to the sponsors of this year’s Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer and iMK Inspirational Kitesurfer of the Year awards. We really appreciate your support and contribution towards developing the sport of kitesurfing for woman.


  1. Susi is crazy hot !

  2. flowskate says:

    Clearly Hannah! So many articles, so many front much promoting of girls in kite surfing. GO HANNAH!

    • yeah agree as well, hannah certainly deserves :))) uhhhhhhhh suzzy is crayz hot???? she is a half men dude …… hahahahaha

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