2012 SupConnect Photo Contest Winners


Title: Abaya and Kandoora SUP, Submitted by: Donna Masing















The 2012 SupConnect SUP Photo of the Year Contest was a lot of fun!  After hundreds of photos submitted and hundreds more votes cast, the results are finally in!  


SupConnect is happy to announce that the 3 most popular photos, which received the most votes, in the 2012 SUP Photo of the Year contest were:


First Place: Title: Abaya and Kandoora SUP

Submitted by Donna Masing.

Description: We at "Surf Dubai" wanted to show the world we're a SUPing destination! So we donned local Emirati dress and SUPed around our iconic Burj Al Arab, the world's 7 star hotel. The paddle was a hit with locals and expats alike!  


Second Place: Title: Front Row Viewing Area

Submitted by Mike McGann

Description: Recent swell in Juno Beach, FL


Third Place: Title: STYLE~N

Submitted by Rob Bitzkowski

Description: Having fun in some little Florida surf. Thanks to Billy Kerner for this rad shot!!!!


Along with the photos that received the most votes, the contest judges also chose 12 more favorites that are listed below and shown to the right.  These photos are also part of the 2012 winners.


Title: Everglades Sunset

Submitted by Gabriel Gray

Description: This photo was taken while on a Expedition Florida 500 conservation paddle in the 10,000 island region of the Florida everglades! (motherocean.org)


Title: SUP Through The Amsterdam Canals

Submitted by Morene Dekker

Description: Paddling through the centre of Amsterdam. Being watched and photographed by hundreds of tourists and people along the streets.


Title: SUP Family Sunset Paddle

Submitted by John Clark

Description: The Clark Family from San Clemente shares the paddling experience at Sunset in Dana Point Harbor, California.


Title: Start of 2012 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

Submitted by Jennifer Gulizia

Description: This photo was taken at the start of the 2012 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Downwind Race.  This was the second annual event and conditions provided for an epic race. Photo by: Jennifer Gulizia | Gorge-Us Photography


Title: Fierce Pose at Sunset

Submitted by Michelle Gierst

Description: Warrior One Pose (Fierce pose) during an Olympus SUP Fit Yoga session with Christine Bullock.  What an amazing sunset we had that night and so many others in our wonderful Redondo Beach Harbor.


Title: Upper Kananaskis Lake Paddle

Submitted by Neil Gilson

Description: Just two New Zealand gals on the trip of a lifetime exploring the spectacular waterways of the Canadian Rockies by SUP!


Title: World Distance Record Holder Ben Friberg on the Yukon River

Submitted by Michael Tuha

Description: I took this around the half way point of Ben's successful record attempt on the Yukon River this spring, this was shot on a point and shoot just at sunset/sunrise. Picture taken by Mike Tuha, Paddler Ben Friberg.


Title: Winter Wonderland Paddling

Submitted by Dave Hampton

Description: After an amazing day of Powder turn at Whitefish Mountain Resort me and Sonny of Paddlefish Sports geared up for an afternoon paddle and then onto beers at the Great Northern Brewery. I love were I live!


Title: Silhouette Sunrise

Submitted by Paul Langley

Description: Two SUP riders paddling into another gorgeous silhouette sunrise at North Cronulla Beach, Australia. 


Title: SUP Paddling With Turtles

Submitted by Vanina Walsh

Description: This photo was taking last spring in Ko Olina Hawaii. Almost every time a paddle in the lagoons, the turtles come up to my board. This is one of my favorite photos.


Title: Paddle Miami

Submitted by Rick Iossi

Description: Annette warms up before the first annual Virginia (Tur)Key Rounder, Sup race around Virginia Key in Miami, Fl.


SupConnect would like to congratulate all of these winners but would also like to thank everyone who submitted a photo as well as those who voted and helped spread the stoke.


Last modified onThursday, 24 January 2013 00:23
Erin Blunt Robbins

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