The 2012 SURFER Poll Awards opened up their election ballots on September 13, 2012 and will remain open until October 31st. The event will return to the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu during the Triple Crown of Surfing. Last years’ top winners honored were Kelly Slater (USA) and Carissa Moore (HAW). SURFER will award the Top Ten Male Surfers and the Top Five Female Surfers of the year, the Best Filmmaker, Worst Wipeout, Best Barrel and more!
The contest for the favored surfer has taken place since 1963 with past winners like David Nuuhiwa (1966), Corky Carrol (1967), Andy Irons (2003) and Layne Beachley (2004). Cast your votes now to select your favorite male and female athletes to take home the trophies! SURFER Mag has provided several outlets for voters this year, including via Twitter, Instagram, and a new widget on the SURFER Mag website.
Voters using Twitter can simply tweet the names of the surfers they wish to vote for followed by hashtaging #SurferPollVote. Voters using Instagram will have to take a picture of their favorite surfers and use the same hashtag.
This is your chance to decide who shreds the hardest so don’t forget to VOTE NOW for your favorite athletes in competitive surfing!