SPONSORS

The 41st Annual SURFER Poll Awards is only possible by the support from the following sponsors:


SURFER
In 1960, SURFER Magazine began as the original. After a long history of delivering provocative and insightful editorial features, revealing interviews and award winning state-of-the-art photography, SURFER remains the authoritative voice of the surfing world and thus earned the moniker “the bible of the sport.” The SURFER brand has also grown to include SURFERmag.com, Fantasy SURFER, the Hot 100, SURFER Poll, The Big Issue, SURFER Travel Report, and the Surf Shop Challenge. All of these assets combine to make the SURFER network the most current and reliable channel of information to the surf community. The magazine is published by Source Interlink’s GrindMedia, which reaches more than 10 million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. Check us out at www.SURFERmag.com.


Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.


Skullcandy
Skullcandy designs and constructs premium headphones, earbuds, speaker docs, audio accessories, and other audio-enabled lifestyle products. Skullcandy also collaborates with top brands to integrate its speaker technology into products from snow helmets to jackets, beanies and bags. Rooted in the hills of Park City, UT, Skullcandy is also now firmly planted in the heart of Orange County, CA as well.
The Skullcandy family includes exclusive partnerships with: Roc Nation, a Jay-Z founded music and entertainment company, Mix Master Mike, the National Basketball Association, and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with branded Skullcandy stages at the Joint, Wasted Space, Rehab, and Friday Night Live.
Skullcandy’s roster of artists and athletes is amongst the most prolific in any industry, including rap czar Snoop Dogg; snowboarding legends Terje Haakonsen, Mark Frank Montoya and Devun Walsh; skate pros Lizard King, Theotis Beasley and Greg Lutzka; surf rulers Mick Fanning, Kai Otton, Kolohe Andino, the Gudauskas brothers, and Clay Marzo; as well as free-ski greats Tanner Hall, Kaya Turski, and Tom Wallisch.
Skullcandy gear is sold globally through top retailers, specialty outlets and online at www.Skullcandy.com.


New Era Cap Company
New Era Cap Company Inc.™, the largest and fastest growing headwear manufacturer in the United States, has an 88-year-old tradition of creating quality products that transcend time, culture, sport and fashion. Although New Era® is rooted in sports heritage as the official on-field cap of Major League Baseball, they have evolved into a brand that can be seen on the runways of Paris during Fashion Week and in hundreds of music videos on MTV. New Era is seen as an iconic brand that celebrities, entertainers, musicians and athletes are seen wearing today. Learn more at www.neweracap.com.


Pacifico
The Pacifico Brewery, located in beautiful Mazaltan, Mexico was founded in 1900 by German settlers and was acquired by Grupo Modelo in 1954. Its unique packaging and distinctive taste made Pacifico a popular choice with American tourists, and in 1985 Grupo Modelo began exporting Pacifico to the United States. Grupo Modelo, Mexico’s largest brewer, operates seven state-of-the-art breweries throughout Mexico. Pacifico is made from the choicest hops, barley, yeast and water from the freshest springs in Mazaltan. Its clean and hearty flavor makes Pacifico an exceptionally drinkable lager that’s compatible with all types of food. Learn more about Pacifico at www.mexicoviapacifico.com.


Turtle Bay
With almost five miles of beachfront, Turtle Bay Resort is the perfect place to take in the azure beauty of Kawela Bay, Bay View Beach Lawn and, of course, Turtle Bay. Only 45 minutes from the energetic pulse of Honolulu and Waikiki city, the oceanfront setting immerses guests in the natural tranquility of the North Shore lifestyle. Oahu’s spectacular ocean views are on display from every one of the Resort’s 443 magnificent accommodations, including our beach cottages, villas. guest rooms and suites. A luxury beach resort, Turtle Bay Resort also features two lushly landscaped pools, championship golf courses by Fazio and Palmer, tennis courts, horseback riding, hiking and mountain bike trails, a surfing school, world-class dining and shopping. Learn more about Turtle Bay at www.turtlebayresort.com.


KRU 82
KRU82 is a premium vodka with a remarkably clean and crisp taste. What sets our vodka apart from all the rest is an unusually smooth finish. Because of the smooth finish, it is uniquely versatile and equally desirable for a Martini or a wide variety of cocktails. You’ll find KRU in a variety of sizes from 1.75L down to a handy 200ml. Learn more about KRU82 at www.kru82.com.

Peligroso
Peligroso
Peligroso is an exceptionally smooth, 42% alc by Vol, 100% WEBER Blue Agave Tequila, grown and harvested on a private estate in the highlands of Jalisco Mexico. Their agave is steamed in authentic brick ovens, and distilled in copper and stainless pots. It is aged in real white oak whiskey barrels from Tennessee, 6-8 months for Peligroso Reposado and 12-18 months for Peligroso Anejo. Every batch of Peligroso tequila is tasted by their chief taste master to guarantee it’s outstanding quality. Learn more about Peligroso at www.peligrosotequila.com.


GrindMedia
Media giant Source Interlink Media’s GrindMedia is home to renowned action and adventure sports magazine brands and the leading provider of online action sports and entertainment content. With flagship action sports brands including Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder, Bike, Canoe & Kayak, SUP-Standup Paddler and Paved, as well as their standalone websites, GrindMedia is the leading action and adventure sports magazine publisher in the United States. Delivering significant reach across both action sports enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, GrindMedia also produces more than 20 leading events and webcasts such as Surfer Poll Awards, Powder Video Awards, Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro, EnduroCross and International Surfing Day. GrindMedia is also the action and adventure sports content provider for Yahoo! Sports. To learn more, visit www.grindmedia.com.