SUP magazine created the SUP Awards as standup paddling’s top honor, recognizing the absolute best that this sport has to offer. Our editorial staff tediously collects nominations from readers and fans over the first half of the year. Now it’s up to YOU to rank standup’s top five male and female paddlers and pick the Movie of the Year, the Top Expedition and Top Philanthropic Effort. SUP magazine also presents the Lifetime Achievement Award, given to a legend who has invigorated the sport, as the voting culminates in September. Honorees will be presented at the SUP Awards show Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the historic Casino San Clemente.