At this year’s SURFER Poll award ceremony, sponsored by SURFER Mag and yours truly, the House of Marley, the greatest surfing stars of the ASP Pro Tour and beyond aligned for one magical night in Oahu. Legendary riders like Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning hung out amongst breakout stars including Nat Young and Coco Ho and celebrated another killer year of surfing.
Honoring the best and brightest in 2013, the SURFER Poll annually gives out awards for Best Male/Female Surfer, Best Barrel, Worst Wipeout, Best Movie Of The Year and other sick surfing achievements. Voted on by the readers of the illustrious surf mag, perennial favorite Kelly Slater won the honors for Best Male Surfer in 2013, while upstart Alana Blanchard beat out world champ Carissa Moore for the women’s award.
The 2013 SURFER Poll party was a blast and it was great getting to hang out with all of the best surfers in the world. If you weren’t able to attend or watch the event, fret not! Slap on some of our earth-friendly headphones,crank up the SURFER Poll/House Of Marley playlist below and check out all of our recap photos from the event below.
A week ago on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, the surfing world converged to celebrate the SURFER Poll Awards 2012. Presented by Surfer Magazine and the House of Marley, the surf industry honored the top professional surfers, including big winners Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore.
Hosted by sports commentator Sal Masekela, the large audience of surfers at the SURFER Poll Awards 2012 were regaled with amazing surf videos of industry leaders like John Florence, Dane Reynolds, Alana Blanchard and CoCo Ho. Surfer Magazine awarded winners in several categories including the film “Dear Surburbia” (Movie of the Year), Mark Matthews (Worst Wipeout) and Gabriel Mendez for his breakout performance this year.
Photo by Grant Ellis
For the music throughout the SURFER Poll Awards 2012, the House of Marley picked an eclectic playlist of sounds that ranged from surfy dream pop to all out rock ‘n’ roll blitz. Check out the embedded playlist from the House of Marley below and you’ll be able to check awesome up-and-coming artists like Ty Segall, FIDLAR, The Orwells, San Shi and Wolf Alice.
The surfing season may be over for some, but around the world, surfers are still hitting the beach with their boards and shredding some intense waves. To celebrate the past year of amazing beaches, good vibrations and great surfing, the House of Marley is teaming with Surfer Magazine to present the SURFER Poll Awards 2012.
Taking place on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii on Thursday, December 6, the 43rd SURFER Poll Awards 2012 will honor the best and brightest of the 2012 surfing season. Giving the power to the readers of Surfer Magazine, the surf news outlet and the House of Marley will award the top surfers as voted by readers. In the past, everyone from old school surfing legends like Phil Edwards and Joyce Hoffman to new school pros like Layne Beachley and Kelly Slater have been honored with the top prize.
SURFER Poll will also be honoring the year in surf videos with awards for a number of thrilling categories, including best wipeout, best bail, best performance and best movie.
In order for you to catch all the action, Surfer Magazine is offering a live webcast on their website on Thursday, December 6 at Midnight EST. Prepare for a night of amazing surf videos, dolled up surfers and maybe even a few glimpses at some House of Marley headphones, portable audio systems and Lively Up bags. It’s all going down at the SURFER Poll Awards 2012!