AV's Picks for the Top 10 SUP Events of 2012

Elite SUP surfer and racer Anthony Vela joined hosts Candice Appleby and Andre Niemeyer on the set of the SupConnect Live show, January, 2013.


SAN DIEGO, California - With less than 2 weeks under our belts in 2013, many stand up paddlers world wide are still planning their calendars and trying to decide which races/events they will attend this year.  Fortunately for all of us, dedicated waterman and SUP elite athlete Anthony Vela (who rides for Boardworks Surf, FCS SUP and others) sat down with the SupConnect LIVE Show to share with all of us what he thought were the best ones from last year.


Below is a quick list of AV's picks for the top 10 stand up paddle events of 2012 but the full detail and explanation as to why he chose them is only avilable in the video above.


Also listed below are Vela's picks for the top 5 male and female SUP Surfers from 2012. Anthony made it clear that although there are some incredible SUP surfers not on this list, these women and men were chosen based on his experience and observations throughout the year.  Again, enjoy the brief list below but it is necessary watch the show for full details as to why these individuals were chosen!


AV's Pick for the Top 10 SUP events of 2012:

#10 Surfing America’s USA SUP Surfing Championships

#9 Surftech Shootout/SUP Dual Athalon

#8 Surf Race to Victory Huntington Beach

#7 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

#6 Orange Bowl Paddle Championships

#5 Punta Sayulita Longboard & Sup Classic

#4 Battle of the Paddle

#3 Paddle Royale

#2 Hennessey’s World Championship/Los Cabos Classic

#1 Race The Lake Of The Sky


AV’s Top 5 Female SUP Surfers of 2012

#5 Halie Harrison

 #4 Vanina Walsh

#3 Caroline Angibaud

 #2 Emmy Merrill

 #1 Candice Appleby


AV's Top 5 Male SUP Surfers of 2012

#5 Dave Boehne

#4 Colin McPhillips

#3 Sean Poynter

#2 Kai Lenny

#1 Zane Schweitzer


This SupConnect Live show and others can be viewed at any time on the SupConnect YouTube Channel.


Last modified onSaturday, 12 January 2013 19:11
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