I'm happy to start this new blog off on a high note by sharing the news that I was voted the Association of Wind and Watersports Industries (AWSI) 2015 Female Kiteboarder of the Year. There were five ladies nominated for the award, each having made notable strides in the North American kiteboarding industry over the last year and ultimately being decided by a panel of judges made up of magazine editors and other industry leaders. I'm so honored to have been chosen out of an amazing pool of women who are continuously making strides on and off the water, each proving to be stand out ambassadors for out sport.
Below I've posted my nomination video where you'll see a few highlights over my past season. I was lucky enough to travel to Brazil, The Philippines, Australia, South Africa, The Grenadines, Norway, Venezuela and also had some time in a few of my favorite places at home in the US. It was an amazing year packed with some of the best kiteboarding conditions I've ever experienced as well as some incredible memories with friends new and old.
I also have to give a huge thank you to my sponsors North Kiteboarding, Ion and Sensi Graves Bikinis. You guys are the best!