The results are in. The people have spoken. Here’s a little taste of what’s to come tonight. After a year of paramount progress in standup paddling, the SUP Awards are back to celebrate the most valiant achievements in sport with the biggest party in SUP. You can watch it all go down in person tonight at the #PPG2017 Kickoff Party featuring SUP Awards presented by Salt Life, or tune in to the real-time webcast via Facebook Live with @SUPthemag starting at 7:30pm PST. But we know you’re curious, so we won’t make you wait.

Congrats to these early winners!

Here are the winners for Best Performance and Breakthrough Performer at the 2017 SUP Awards.


Expect much more to come from young Maui paddling maven Annie Reickert, an accomplished competitor and rising threat in both SUP racing and surfing. Photo: ISA/Evans

Female Breakthrough Performer

Annie Reickert


With myriad victories and an overall championing of the 2017 EuroTour, Michael Booth is a Breakthrough Performer who promises to challenge the front of the pack for years to come. Photo: APP World Tour

Male Breakthrough Performer

Michael Booth


The Male Performance of the Year is awarded to New Caledonia’s Titouan Puyo, who claimed his second consecutive Carolina Cup victory with a dominant display. Photo: Jack Haworth

Best Male Performance

Titouan Puyo – Carolina Cup


Penelope Strickland revels in the glory of her first victory at M2O and a new record set for the course. Photo courtesy of M2O

Best Female Performance

Penelope Strickland – Molokai 2 Oahu

Get your tickets to the #PPG2017 Kickoff Party featuring SUP Awards presented by Salt Life now to see the these winners and more revealed at the show tonight at Doheny State Beach !

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