The new GKA Executive Board was elected at the 2018 GKA AGM, which took place during the GKA Kiteboarding World Cup in Germany at the end of August.
Till Eberle, CEO of Boards & More (Duotone, ION, Fanatic), has been reelected as Chairman for a second term of two years.
The new Vice-Chairman of the GKA is Max Blom, founder and Brand Director of Mystic. He replaces Robby Naish who has been nominated as Honorable Chairman of the GKA and its Representative for the USA.
Multiple World Windsurfing Champion, pioneer of kitesurfing, head of Naish Hawaii and extreme sportsman, Robby has vast experience at all levels of competition, as a competitor, sponsor, mentor and consultant.
The new Treasurer of the GKA is Klaus Warkentin, Brand Manager of North Kiteboarding. He replaces Clinton Filen from Airush/Starboard, who has fulfilled that role for the last two years.
Marc Shinn, CEO of ShinnWorld, has been elected as the representative for competition matters within the GKA.
The Secretary General of the GKA is Dr. Jörgen Vogt.
WHAT’S COMING UP NEXT?
The Air Games is now wrapped up for 2018 after Mikaili Sol and Carlos Mario became World Champions by winning the 2018 GKA Kiteboarding ‘Air Games’ World Tour at the final event in Fehmarn in August.
Read more from the tense final day showdown and watch the action video here.
There are still two events to run on the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour this year!
NEXT EVENT – Kite-Surf World Tour Round 6: Prea, Brazil, 20 – 24th November
LAST EVENT OF 2018 – Kite-Surf World Tour Finals! Torquay, Australia, 12 – 16th December
LOOK AHEAD TO 2019 –
THE PROVISIONAL 2019 KITE-SURF WORLD TOUR AND AIR GAMES CALENDARS WITH SIX NEW EVENT LOCATIONS ARE OUT NOW!