Wow. What a crazy year for Surf Expo. The show was cancelled early, the awards show was moved up a day, the trophies weren't delivered due to weather, and Orlando Airport closes early today. Hopefully our friends can either make it out or weather the storm while it passes over.
It was also an intense year for the awards. SUP male awards went to a world record setting feat, the kite awards were so close it required three rounds of voting for both men and women, and windsurf male athlete of the year turned out to be awarded to 3 best friends for their outreach effort in helping kids get stoked on windsurfing. We made it back and here's the winnes!
We are uploading the videos now but here are your winners!
SUP Female Athlete of the year - Penelope Strickland
SUP Male Athlete of the year - Chris Bertish
Windsurf Female Athlete of the year - Sara Houser
Windsurf Male Athlete of the year - A Tie between Wyatt Miller, Tyson Poor, and Bryan Metcalf-Perez. Thank you for your Beyond Boardshorts Program
Kiteboard Female Athlete of the year - Colleen Carrol
Kiteboard Male Athlete of the year - Ewan Jaspan
SUP Retailer of the year - South Shore Paddlesports
Windsurf Retailer of the year - Windance
Kiteboard Retailer of the year - Houston Kiteboarding
SUP Brand of the year - Bote
Windsurf Brand of the year - Starboard
Kiteboard Brand of the year - North