SUP MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES THE 1ST ANNUAL SUP AWARDS SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
And They Need YOU to Rank The Best of the Best
SUP Magazine is pleased to announce the First Annual SUP Awards in partnership with the Catalina SUP Festival September 30, 2011 at the historic Casino Ballroom on Catalina Island.
The standup industry has been crying out for a way to honor the sport’s best athletes. SUP Magazine is producing the SUP Awards as the ultimate testament to paddling accomplishment. By visiting SUPAwards.com, paddlers from around the world will have the chance to decide who standup’s top three athletes are and pick the "Movie of the Year", the "Top Expedition" and "Top Philanthropic Effort." Voters will also make their choice for the "Lifetime Achievement Award", given to a legend that has invigorated the sport. All voting will be done at SUPAwards.com starting July 1 and honorees will be presented at the SUP Awards show Friday, September 30, 2011.
"We’re excited to partner with the Santa Catalina Island Company to create the first annual SUP Awards," said SUP Magazine Publisher, Jim Marsh. "The SUP Awards will become a way to measure standup athletes for years to come."
Then, from Oct. 1-2, 2011, the world’s finest standup paddlers will converge at the Descanso Beach Club on Santa Catalina Island for two days of races, demos, SUP films and live music. Crystal clear waters, the best spectator course imaginable and a world-class vacation experience will make this the world’s premiere SUP festival.
The Santa Catalina Island Company will provide affordable transportation packages for athletes, vendors and fans to seamlessly transport gear and supplies to the island. They’ve also created dream accommodation opportunities for families looking to make the Catalina SUP Festival a mini vacation. Keep checking back at SUPAwards.com and CatalinaSUPFestival.com for an upcoming vacation package giveaway as part of the Catalina SUP Festival. Click here for more travel info and packages.
"This event gives us the opportunity to showcase Catalina Island as a major SUP destination," said Brad Wilson, Santa Catalina Island Company’s Chief Marketing Officer. "Avalon is sheltered from the prevailing wind and swell, leaving flat water nearly year round. That, combined with Catalina’s famous crystal clear water, makes for a unique southern California SUP destination."
Be sure to follow SUP Magazine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/standuppaddlermag and on Twitter @SUPthemag for updates on SUP Awards voting and the Catalina SUP Festival. Also follow the Catalina SUP Festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Catalina-SUP-Festival.
About SUP Magazine:
SUP magazine is part of San Clemente, California’s Action Sports Group (ASG). SUP is the leading publication in the standup paddling media world. With a progressive, approachable style, SUP strives to instill an uncontrollable sense of stoke in it’s readers, hopefully pushing them off the couch and onto the water. By blending engaging print and destination features, gear coverage and in-depth instructional pieces with in-house video and event write-ups on SUPthemag.com, SUP magazine is changing the way you look at the sport, all while getting you into the game. For more information, please visit supthemag.com.
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