Naish is very proud that Jesse Richman was voted AWSI rider of the year. We are happy that his great skills and character have been recognized. Jesse embraces every aspect of kiting, from riding Jaws, to hard core freestyle, to going mach speed on a race board, to doing synchronized freestyle with his brother Shawn, like only they can, to cruising down the coast with a bunch of inflatable beach toys tied together. He always reminds us what kiteboarding should be about, and that is having fun. He just does it all with the energy, excitement and talent that only he has. His stoke is contagious if you around him and Jesse has a depth of character that always makes him a pleasure to be around. He is always approachable and humble. Jesse always keeps it exciting and we are always looking forward to seeing what he will do next.