Stoked to scoop the AWSI 2014 Brand of the Year Award at the Surf Expo!
The Surf Expo is one of the biggest trade shows in the world with around 26,000 people attending the event. Hosted in Orlando Florida, it's the one-stop marketplace for the latest products and hottest trends within the Surf, Skate, Wake, SUP, Wind and Lifestyle industries. Over the few days of the event, brands showcase their upcoming season's products and often fly in their biggest International Team Riders and product designers to be part of the event.
This year, North Kiteboarding was there in full swing and with such a large team of riders, the US division (Sky Solbach, Colleen Carroll and Craig Cunningham) were there to lend a hand.
During the Expo, Industry leaders gathered to honour 2014's greatest at the 4th Annual Wind Industry Party, represented by the AWSI. Prizes such as Kiteboarding athlete, retailer and brand of the year were up for grabs and we are proud to say that we took home Brand Of The Year! Honoured by the acknowledgement from the US Kiteboarding industry we are exciting by the coming 2015 season. There to collect the award was Doug Hopkins, the North Kiteboarding-US distributor.
“The award means a lot to us at North Kiteboarding. We've won it in the past but every year we get it, it's a really good indication of the support the dealers are giving the brand. I'd like to thank the whole industry. The highlight of last year was introducing a new kite into the range; the Dice 2014 and as it continues forward in 2015, the whole line is really well rounded, there's something for every type of riding. The reason we can do this is with our two teams of kite designers and we're the only brand in the industry who has that. This enables us to really focus on each category of riding and make the perfect kite for everybody's riding style.”
That's a wrap for 2014, North Kiteboarding is moving on to bigger and brighter things for 2015!
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Craig Cunningham - AWSI Kiteboarder of the year?
North Kiteboarding does it again!
North Kiteboarding does it again. For the last two years, the AWSI has met to decide the kiteboarding brand of the year for North America, and once again the North Kiteboarding USA boys have brought home the hardware.
Congratulations to the NKB USA crew and North Kiteboarding International for being voted best kiteboarding brand in North America two years running.