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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Watch at or on Time Warner Cable

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2012) — The 42nd annual SURFER Poll Awards airs live online at and on Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Hawaii (Ch. 1250 or 250) tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 6 beginning at 7 p.m. HST (9 p.m. PST). The broadcast will re-air on Time Warner Cable in both Hawaii and the US Mainland (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Desert Cities) and on demand on

Watch Surfer Poll Live

The annual awards show, which brings out the who’s who of professional surfing, honors the Top 10 men and Top 5 women surfers as voted on by fans and the top videos and performances of the year.

Now in its 42nd year, the 2012 SURFER Poll Awards will take place Dec. 6, 2012, at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, prior to the final event of the Triple Crown of Surfing. Attendance is by invitation only, but fans the world over will get a front row ticket to the exclusive event either online or in front of the television.

Media may request admittance by completing and returning the online credential request form or by contacting Dawn Hamilton 310.923.0863 or

Find more information at and start the conversation with #SurferPoll.

Special thanks to SURFER Magazine partners Verizon Wireless, Red Bull, Kru82 Vodka, Turtle Bay Resort, Martin Guitars, GoPro, House of Marley, Life Proof, Peligroso Tequila and New Era Caps for helping to bring the 2012 SURFER Poll to life.


In 1960, SURFER Magazine began as the original. After a long history of delivering provocative and insightful editorial features, revealing interviews and award winning state-of-the-art photography, SURFER remains the authoritative voice of the surfing world and thus earned the moniker “the bible of the sport.” The SURFER brand has also grown to include, Fantasy Surfer, and the SURFER message boards. All of these assets combine to make the SURFER network the most current and reliable channel of information to the surf community. The magazine is published by Source Interlink’s GrindMedia, which reaches more than 22-million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. To learn more, visit

About GrindMedia
Source Interlink Media’s GrindMedia is home to renowned action and adventure sports magazine brands Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder, Bike, Canoe & Kayak, SUP-Standup Paddler, Dirt Rider, ATV Rider, and Paved. Along with our standalone websites, including, Newschoolers and, GrindMedia is the leading provider of print and online action sports and entertainment content in the United States. Delivering significant reach across both action sports enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, GrindMedia produces more than 20 leading events and webcasts such as Surfer Poll Awards, Powder Video Awards, Nike Lowers Pro, EnduroCross and International Surfing Day. GrindMedia is also the exclusive action and adventure sports content provider for Yahoo! Sports. To learn more, visit

Media Contacts:

Dawn Hamilton
KHPR for GrindMedia
Public Relations Manager
Janna Irons
SURFER Magazine
Managing Editor