The nominee’s competitive performances from October 2015 – Present. Performances can be from the surf or in downwind, flatwater, distance or whitewater racing. The prestige of the races (i.e. how high the level of competition was) should factor in.
The nominee’s visibility in the public eye from October 2015 – Present. This isn’t necessarily the amount of Instagram followers someone has but how hard they’re pushing the sport and their image. Examples: Video edits, blogs, magazine appearances, social media prowess, etc.
The nominee’s involvement with giving back to the SUP community from October 2015 – Present. Examples: Coaching kids, taking veterans surfing, running charity events, volunteering for others, etc.