The Qatar Airways GKA Awards night that pays tribute kiteboarding’s greatest achievements and personalities has again shown its capacity to surprise and delight at a historic gala evening in the Spanish resort of Tarifa.

For the second successive year, the GKA Awards in partnership with Qatar Airways and Visit Qatar, has recognised the best athletes, their greatest achievements and outstanding contributions to the sport.

Many of the biggest names in kiteboarding were on hand as GKA CEO, Dr Jörgen Vogt, Senior Vice President of Qatar Airways, Steven Reynolds, and Tarifa’s caretaker mayor, Paco Ruiz, unveiled the winners of the coveted statuettes.

Here are the winners of the prestigious Qatar Airways GKA Awards, showcasing outstanding talent and contributions in the world of kiteboarding:

Mikaili Sol – Female Rider of the Year
Gianmaria Coccoluto – Male Rider of the Year
Zara Hoogenraad – Women’s Move of the Year
Andrea Principi – Men’s Move of the Year
Gabriel Benetton – Rookie of the Year
Detlef and Monika Teichmann – Fan of the Year
Graham Howes – Social Contribution
Mitu Monteiro – Lifetime Achievement (Legend)
Samuel Cárdenas – Photo of the Year
Grounded: A SunGod Film by Lidewij Hartog and Airton Cozzolino – Video of the Year

We would like to thank everyone who joined us and formed part of this incredible evening. Read more about the Awards night on our website:

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