Danish Surf Awards

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Danish Surf Awards is a new concept, which is developed in cooperation with Surf Club NASA. First edition of the event took place during the Cold Hawaii Surf & Film Festival, on 4th of May 2019

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The goal is to recognize and grant those who have a great influence on the Danish surf scene. It can be because of their performance, or because of the inspiration they give to the community. We hope that the whole surf environment in Denmark will help us to find them, by nominating the right persons, and later, by voting for the favorite candidates.

The 2020 Danish Surf Awards cover the period between 1 January 2019- 31 December 2019.

Nomination Criteria:

  1. Male/ Female surfer of the year-  Surfer, who in the past year have showed an exceptional performance both in the water and out.
  2. Male/ Female windsurfer of the year- Windsurfer, who in the past year have showed an exceptional performance both in the water and out.
  3. Male/ Female kitesurfer of the year- Kitesurfer, who in the past year have showed an exceptional performance both in the water and out.
  4. Male/ Female stand up paddle (SUP) surfer of the year       – SUP surfer, who in the past year have showed an exceptional performance both in the water and out.
  5. Grom of the year ( surf, windsurf, kite, SUP )       – Junior athlete (under 18), who in the past year have showed an exceptional performance both in the water and out. (Surf, windsurf, kitesurf, SUP surf)
  6. Photo of the year Exceptional single surfing themed image (surf, windsurf, kitesurf, SUP surf), taken in Denmark in the past year. Maximum THREE photos per photographer)
  7. The culture award- the person, who in the past year have significantly influenced on the Danish surf scene (surf, windsurf, kitesurf, SUP surf), by his/her action and dedication.

All the nominees must either have the Danish citizenship, or live in Denmark.

Important dates:

 1 Januar – 29 February 2020– The public can enter the nominations

15 March 2020– The award committee will choose and announce approx. 5 nominations from each category.

15 March – 29 March 2020– The public can vote on their favourite candidates

02 April 2020– We will announce the 3 finalists from categories 1-5, with most of the votes. The finalists will be invited to the ceremony. The winners will be publicly announced at the Danish Surf Awards during the Cold Hawaii Surf & Film Festival. The winners of the “Photo of the year” and the “Culture award” will be notified immediately (30 April) and invited to the ceremony to receive their price.

01 May 2020– Danish Surf Awards- prize ceremony (at the Cold Hawaii Surf & Film Festival)