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Seb Garat Wins First PKRA People's Choice Title

Youri Zoon may be the 2011 PKRA Freestyle Champion, but it seems that in the eyes of the people Seb Garat trumps Youri Zoon. For the first time ever, the PKRA (Professional Kiteboard Riders Association) held a special People’s Choice event and gave kiteboarding fans out there to select their favorite PKRA rider.

At first the community got to vote for their favorite riders and out of the many, just two were selected – the two who got the most votes. Those two were Slingshot-sponsored Dutch rider Youri Zoon and RRD-sponsored French rider Seb Garat. Then the community had 2 days (48 hours, from December 5th until December 7th) to vote for their favorite rider out of the two.

The voting period is now over and it seems that Seb Garat is the winner. He got 90 votes while Youri Zoon got just 60. Seems that Seb’s strategy to turn to Facebook to ask all his fans to vote paid off and he is now the winner of the first ever People’s Choice title.

Congratulations to Seb on behalf of everyone here at Epikoo! The 2x World Champion, 4x French Champ, and 2011 European Champion certainly deserved it.