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Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer 2011

The top 10 finalists have been chosen!

Who is the most influential girl kitesurfer?
Who is doing the most for her community and our sport?

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

Congratulations to Kari Schibevaag, our 2011 Winner!

The winner will receive prizes from:


Why the Most Influential Girl in Kitesurfing?

There are so many amazing girls out there doing really amazing things, and we want to shine the spotlight on them.

inMotion Kitesurfing and our supporters are showcasing talented and inspiring girls to motivate more girls to get involved in our great sport.

Top 10 Finalists for 2011

In each profile you can find out more about these amazing women and the work they are doing to make it into the final round.

In alphabetical order

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

Voting is closed! Congratulations to Kari Schibevaag, our 2011 Winner!

Who is the “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” for 2011?

  • Kari Schibevaag (24%, 1,019 Votes)
  • Audrey Meyer (19%, 798 Votes)
  • Sandrine Roussos Werner (16%, 694 Votes)
  • Michelle Smith (11%, 461 Votes)
  • Lucila Alexandre Dupey (8%, 338 Votes)
  • Christine Sleichter (6%, 272 Votes)
  • Davina Stephens (6%, 241 Votes)
  • Julia Brown (5%, 232 Votes)
  • Laurel Eastman (4%, 164 Votes)
  • Clementine Bonzom (2%, 81 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,298

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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 20 October to 22 November 2011 at 13:00 GMT. The winner of Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer 2011 will be announced on 22 November 2011.

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!

But you are, of course able to share this page with your friends to get more votes for your favourite girl.

How to Vote

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The winner will become inMotion Kitesurfing’s “Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer” of 2011. She will also win:

“Privateer” sponsorship package from Fuel Clothing
  • Sponsorship Starter Kit incl. 2 t-shirts, loads of stickers, discount cards for VIP family & friends
  • Winner will be posted on Fuel’s Hookit profile page and featured under “Rider of the Week”
  • 50% or more off all Fuel products
  • Opportunity to move up in support levels
Sponsorship from Litewave Kiteboards
  • 50% off a GK Kite
  • 50% off a Litewave Board
Premium Membership on Hookit
  • Unlimited Sponsorship Applications
  • T-Shirt
  • 1 Year Transworld Magazine Subscription
  • Featured Placement in Sponsorship + premium exposure throughout website

For more information about the competition and how it works, visit the official competition page or any of these articles:

Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer 2011 Launch

Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer: Last Chance to Nominate

Competition Rules

  1. You may only vote for one individual once.
  2. Multiple votes will be disqualified.
  3. Automated votes, bulk votes or third-party voting services will be disqualified!
  4. Voting is open to anybody, worldwide.
  5. The competition winner will be based on the number of votes received in this final Voting Round.
  6. Winners 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 5th September 2011 to 22nd of November 2011 at 13:00 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 vote, or questions regarding the running of the competition, feel free to contact us.

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Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer 2011




  1. Nelson Mieses says:

    I think Audrey is the best Kitesurfer in the world because she is doing it with her big heart.

    You are Amazing.

  2. C. Stiekema says:

    I think Michelle is the BEST …she is very inspirational :-)

  3. Danielle says:

    Christine sletchier should be most influential girl!!!!

  4. Head in the clouds, feet on the ground, Go Davina !

  5. Stephen says:

    Go Michelle!!!!

  6. I think Kristin Boese should be in here as “Most Influential” She after all helped set up and drive the KSP and it’s proving to be a huge success… not sure what some of these girls have influenced…. Great initiative though!

    • Well, you should have nominated her then RobM… :-)

      We agree that Kristin is doing great things for kitesurfing, especially with her KB4Girls initiative and the KSP, but since the competition was run on a nomination basis, it wasn’t up to us to add her to the list…

  7. Michelle has been such a great inspiration to me and other girls to take up kiteboarding, that I think she deserves my vote. Well done girl. Sunny South Africa is so proud of you!

  8. Jean Paul & Delphine Ghesquiers Calais France says:

    Go Davina Go
    Kiss from WIMEREUX

  9. Audrey is definitely an inspiration to me. She is not only a top kitesurfer but she also motivates women into kiting. She is a genuine solid and kind personality that kites with her heart! This is a title that fits her well.

  10. Valerie May Taylor says:

    22 11 2011

    Davina Stephens is the most amazing all-round female athlete I have known. Taking up Kitesurfing is no surprise and wanting to share her love of this sport with her friends is typical of her generous heart. I have watched windsurfing for many years marveling at the skill and freedom of the sport, sad that my arthritic hand will never allow me to try windsurfing myself.

    Everyone who knows Davina will want her to win this competition. She is a very special women and deserves to become The Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer for 2011. I most certainly do.

    Valerie Taylor AM

  11. Ákos Szalai says:

    Clémentine Bonzom
    Because of the unique beauty and style of.

  12. Mira Stannard says:

    Davina – amazing, inspiring, fabulous!!!!!!

  13. susanna perini says:

    Davina ray of sun , open and bright , right here and now, absolutely inspiring !

  14. Davina: I heard about your competion thru my pal Dr. Mildred Hudson of Helena, AR., and I read all the material on your background and kitesurfing activities. I live in New York City. You sound like a real daredevil with the guts and will to win. I certainly hope my vote helps you in achieving this goal. All the best.
    As Charlie Sheen, the actor would say – “WINNING!”

    Selwyn Garraway

  15. All the best to Audrey, fellow

  16. Gigimenoni says:

    Bonne chance !!! On se voit l’été prochain à Cabarete , le meilleur spot du monde , mon préfère !… Bon vent !!!

  17. Julia Brown is THE BEST Everyone who knows Julia will want her to win this competition. She is a very special women and deserves to become The Most Influential Girl Kitesurfer for 2011. I most certainly do. Her family home is wellknown, she is a very good girl. Greets from hamelin city of the pied piper

  18. Helen Trotman says:

    Sandrine for sure! Who is a better ambassador for the sport of kite boarding??

  19. Go you little champion!!

  20. john smith says:

    It doesnt make sense for Kari to win, she’s already a clothing (dwarf8) and board sponsor (nomad)

  21. friend says:

    I suppose the girl who has the most FB friends and will get them to vote will win after all. But a girl, who set up a kitesurfing centre on a place which was never known as a kite surfing destination, brought it up on the map, raising up many happy kitters while inspiring more to start and all while being a single mother is the most influential girl kitesurfer. Julia Brown.

  22. D….daredevil

  23. Annbritt says:

    Davina, you never cease to amaze…..good luck! XXX

  24. This is sooooo rigged

  25. William says:

    What happened with the voting? Nrs down…??

    • Hey William,

      Wow, that was quick. I was wondering how long it would take for someone to notice….

      Unfortunately we had to adjust the vote counts due to some over enthusiastic fans engaging in mass voting tactics. As per our competition rules, we had to disqualify those duplicate votes to keep the competition fair for all involved. You can find more information on this in this article we published a few hours ago:

      And while I am here, in case any of you didn’t uncheck the comment notification check box when you commented, and you are now feeling harassed by too many email notifications for each comment, please note that you can delete or manage your subscription to these comments by clicking the “Manage” link at the end of the comments. We have now set the subscribe checkbox to unchecked by default to avoid this problem while we are getting so many comments, as we don’t want to irritate any of you. Alternatively, contact us and we will delete your subscription for you.

      Thanks for all your support guys!

    • William says:

      Must be disappointing for some of the girls. Glad to see my favorite Michelle Smith is still in the top 4. Go girl, by far the best and most influential.

  26. luisa di pierno says:

    great davina!!!

  27. Anje van den Poel says:

    Go Michelle. U verdient om te winnen. Het is een groot voorrecht om te stemmen voor je. Je bent veel meisjes held.

  28. Tertia Butcher says:

    Michelle gets my unbiased vote.
    In a world of lowering values it is assuring to know there are still young people out there, like Michelle, who has set herself very high standards and principles. Michelle I believe is a fantastic role model for all young people.

  29. All the girls are awesome! but I vote for my self ;) And would love to attend the next event!


    Cheers guys!


  30. Only meeting Audrey recently, I was very impressed with her lovely spirit and abilities in the water and on the land. She has lived “The Dream” which is not an easy path, and recovered from injury by sheer will power and athleticism, to be able to do a great time in NY Marathon after ACL reconstruction is an inspiration to anyone with knee niggles!
    A lovely person – She gets my vote…………

  31. Kite Addict says:

    There is no question about this. At the end of the day, anyone who actually reads the interviews will know that Sandrine is the only one that is doing incredible work- check out the foundation she started, and all the work she is actually doing.
    The other girls are nice, and have lots of friends, but don’t come close to being truly influential and good for the community.

    Go Sandrine!

  32. shirish pawar says:

    For me All Contestants Are Winners.
    Light, Love and Aum to ALL Contestants.
    God Bless.

  33. Ingrid Cuypers says:

    I vote Kari, Kari is awesome and great! Good Luck Kari..
    Go Kari…..

  34. Gisela Pulido

  35. Ria Schoeman says:

    Alle voorspoed vir jou, hou Alex se naam hoog!!!

  36. Xavier R says:

    I definetely vote for Sandrine, not because she is my sister, but because she is trying so hard to promote the sport (for free) with a new foundation, after working for the IKO for so may years, playing a serious role in the development of the kite industry. My second choice then goes to Audrey and then to Laurel, both pros as well.

  37. Go SANDRINE!!!! Your friends from CABARETE!!

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