2 Weeks and Counting in SUP Grom of the Year Final


Dylan Frick is the current leader in the 2012 SUP Grom of the Year Contest.

Vote for the SUP Grom the the year here.



Travis Baptiste


Christopher Bluthardt


Alex Mawae


Dalbert Rivera

SAN DIEGO, California - The open nominations phase of the 2012 SUP Grom (Kid) of the Year Awards ended on the last day of August, but since that time the groms have gone crazy! 


This month it's the SUP Grom of the Year Final and currently the groms who are leading the charge are as follows:

1st - Dylan Frick with 1087 votes

2nd - Travis Baptiste with 777 votes

3rd - Christopher Bluthardt with 381 votes

4th - Alex Mawae with 300 votes, and

5th - Dalbert Rivera with 195 votes


A huge congratulations to all of these groms who are doing so well.  Now let's all continue to spread the word and make sure everyone in the SUP community has a chance to vote.


The final will run through September 30, 2012 and end at midnight pacific standard time. Voting started at zero for every contender, however the winner will not be exclusively determined by vote count.  The selection process is multi-faceted and will depend on the following criteria:


Selection Criteria:

1. Ambassadorship:  Conveying the cheerfulness and inclusiveness characteristic of the sport.

2. Involvement:  Attending events and gatherings, having a finger on the pulse of the sport.

3. Performance:  Showing proficiency in the sport, though top results are not a requirement.

4. Support:  Having a following and votes to show you have some support to validate your credibility.


Good luck to all the SUP Grom finalists. It will be fun to watch and see who becomes the 3rd annual 2012 Supconnect SUP Grom of the Year!  See all the contenders and cast your vote here: Sup Grom of the Year



Sup Man of the Year:

Final: July 20, 2012 - August 31, 2012

SUP Grom of the Year:

Open Nominations: August 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012

Final: September 1, 2012 - September 30, 2012

SUP Woman of the Year:

Open Nominations: September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012 

Final: October 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012

SUP Shaper of the Year:

Open Nominations: October 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012

Final: November 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012

SUP Photo of the Year:  

Final: December 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012


Hurry and VOTE! Vote for the SUP Grom the the year here.


Last modified onThursday, 20 September 2012 20:44
Erin Blunt Robbins

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