Indiconic, the Maui based windsurf fashion brand set up by Rich Foster, have now launched their very own windsurfing awards. The contest will start on the 15th of June 2015 and run for a whole year. Anyone can take part, you just need to submit as entry, although we're sure this will prove an opportunity for the very best windsurfers all around the world to showcase their skills.
Check out the promo video below, featuring Brits Robby Swift and Max Rowe, and read on for all the info from Indiconic. Fingers crossed for them and all the other Brits in the full awards!
INDICONIC is proud to bring you the INDICONIC WINDSURF AWARDS - A global windsurfing contest for the most radical action of the year. The event begins on June 15th 2015 and runs through June 15th 2016.
Windsurfing athletes these days are doing the most outrageous maneuvers all over the world. The contest will be judged by input from the best Press and windsurf experts. The top ten nominations from each category will be announced on July 15th 2016, and the winners will be announced on Maui at the same time as the PWA Aloha Classic takes place (Fall 2016).
The Awards will be located at www.windsurfawards.com and will be judged in the following categories:
Biggest Wave – Photo Only
Best Jump - Video
Best Wave Ride - Video
Best Trick - Video
Best Wipe Out – Video
Women’s Overall Performance Awards - Video
We will present these maneuvers in an easy to view and compare format and will notify all subscribers as soon as an entry is accepted. Current prize money for the event is currently $2000 per category ($1000 for the Women’s Overall Performance Award). Videographers and Photographers get $500 for each winning clip/photo.
Rich Foster from Indiconic says: "We are stoked to be able to showcase this amazing sport in this way. The Windsurf Awards will take the viewer all over the world - from the heaviest of waves ridden to craziest freestyle tricks on the flattest water. It’s going to be a great adventure."
Our goal is to promote the sport not just within our current participants but also bring in new people to the sport. We are hoping that all riders be promoting their fellow rider’s maneuvers as well.
www.indiconic.com is an independent clothing company founded by former professional windsurfer Rich Foster and Danny Keevil.
The Indiconic Windsurf Awards are divided up into 5 categories:
Biggest Wave – Judged by a photo to be deemed the biggest completed ride on a
Wave of the Year – Judged by a video deemed to be the most committed, radical and stylish ride consisting of two or more completed maneuvers in the most critical section of the wave on the wave (A bottom turn does not count as a manoeuvre but will be taken into consideration for overall style).
Best Jump – Judged by video to be the most radical, committed completed jump (A completed jump means a landed jump with no water starting allowed after the maneuver).
Best Trick – Judged by video entry to be the most radical, committed landed trick. (A completed trick means a landed jump with no water starting allowed after the maneuver). The trick can only be completed on flat water or wind chop (No tricks performed off a ground swell will not be allowed.)
Best Wipe Out – Judged by video entry to be the most radical crash.
The invited riders will submit a video based move/waveride that they deem worthy of a submission and upload the video with all the relevant information (See Rules) to www.windsurfawards.com/entries and release in a streaming format via www.windsurfawards.com to the Windsurfing Industry, Windsurfing Press and other Social Media outlets including the rider’s social media profiles.