Top paddlers to be honored at SUP Awards

Lifetime Achievement winner Gerry Lopez © SUP Magazine

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SUP Awards presented by Body Glove voting is on

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 August, 2013 : - - The voting for SUP magazine’s 3rd Annual SUP Awards Presented by Body Glove is now open and we need you to help decide who the best paddlers, performers and films of the year were.

With the best paddling athlete’s on the planet up for Top Female and Male Paddler, the SUP Awards is the ultimate testament to paddling accomplishment. By visiting, paddlers from around the world will have the chance to weigh in while also voting for "Movie of the Year,"  "Top Expedition" and "Top Philanthropic Effort." 

The winners will be presented at the 2013 SUP Awards show Thursday, September 26, 2013. In addition, SUP magazine will present its “Lifetime Achievement” award to a luminary who has helped define both the culture and direction of the sport. 

The magazine has also added two additional awards this year for top male and female “Performance of the Year” and “Rookie of the Year,” both of which will be selected by the editorial team with input from SUP’s fans on Facebook and Twitter.

“At SUP magazine, we’re both humbled and honored to be able to host one of the most important events in the sport,” says SUP magazine Editor Joe Carberry. “In our third year, the groundswell has been incredible and we really feel that the importance of the event has reverberated throughout the industry, and the paddling community at large. It’s amazing to be part of it.”

Last year, Candice Appleby took home top honors in the female category while Connor Baxter won his second Male Paddler of the Year Award. The late Michelle Baldwin won for Top Expedition, Brent Deal won for his movie H2Indo and Standup For the Cure was named Top Philanthropic Effort. Gerry Lopez lit up the crowd when he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Thank you to presenting sponsor Body Glove as well as additional support from Futures Fins, Kona Brewing, Kru Vodka, Natural Vines, the Payette River Games and Tommy Bahama for supporting the 2013 SUP Awards.

Vote now at and be sure to follow SUP Magazine on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @SUPthemag for updates on SUP Awards voting and results.

Source: KH Public Relations

Author: The Editors

Tags: SUP Awards, SUP Magazine, Body Glove

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