Cobian Sup Photo of the Year Contest April 2015 Edition


Sup Photo of the year enty

Bianca Guimarães: Special moment in a beautiful sunset at this event in João Pessoa - Paraíba, Brasil

starboard stand up paddle boards

Darin Back: A Del Rey Beach local paddleboarder gets covered late afternoon, the swell was picking up, it was 5-8ft and rising. The glassy tubes held tight all day. Every one got in on the action.

Dave Green: Sunset SUP at Boise's beautiful Quinn's Pond over Thanksgiving weekend. Jo owns Idaho River Sports, is one of the prime movers behind the now famous Boise River Park, and Jayne is an IRS teammate, Payette River Games elite SUP athlete. They are both committed to providing the best SUP experience possible. Jayne, like many of Idaho River Sport's staff, is an ACA Certified SUP instructor.

Dave Pisani: This is a photo taken of my girlfriend Kori Shinn and her crazy dog Jack. The photo was taken on a hot day in Margaret River Western Australia over the 2014 Christmas Break. It was such a hot day we decided to cool off in the river and to see if Jack would like Kori's new SUP. Kori is now hooked on the Standup paddle craze but Jack did not get the feeling and is quite happy to watch from the shore.

Dawn Dudley: Just finished enjoying an awesome winter SUP surf session in cold New Jersey

Desiree Hernandez: Punta Borinquen, PR

Emily Critcher: Everyone thinks I'm crazy for SUPing in the winter here on the Albemarle Sound in Eastern North Carolina. The truth is, I enjoy paddle boarding this time of year the most because I basically have the entire body of water to myself (which means no funny looks when I'm trying new methods of mounting my GoPro). Just throw on your wetsuit and GO!

Eric Keawekane: Always fearless and full of smiles as she follows her father's lead is my beautiful niece, Anuhea. Here she SUP's capturing the last light and colors at the commencement of a warm Hawaiian Evening. Go girl!

Federico Piccinaglia: Italy on perfect storm Mediterran best surf spot Varazze federico piccinaglia suping this place since 2005 photo Max Alloi

Joy Sideris: Anthony & Ari Sideris, sup's future star! Dunedin, FL

Laurie Bartek: "Baby carriage for the day"

Lizi Ruiz: Some Manatees dropped by to say hi!

Luke Foley: Winter on the Charles

Marco Maradei: Chillin' on the SUP when the wind isn't blowing for kitebarding. Sardinia's sea is so clear, love that place.

Margot Menkens: Sharing the bliss in Tropical Queensland photo taken by Peter Campbell.

Marissa Elion: Photo bombed by some kissing manatees.

Michael Conlee: Look who stopped by to say hello during our training paddle today!

Miguel Alvarez and Desiree Hernandez: Tadem paddle boarding in Puerto Rico

Nick Carlson: Sunset on Folsom Lake.

Oren Weil: from the barrel...

Orlando De Jesus: Sup surf session in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico

Pete Lucic: Local SUP ripper Barry Kennon pulls though a dynamic pivot turn in the ledge rapids near Dillsboro, Western North Carolina.

Peter Harrison & Lucky da Camel: Aussie Peter Harrison and his trusty stead "Lucky" cruising the beaches of the Red Sea, Egypt in search of waves.

Primoz Rychly: "From the sun". This is the photo of me (Primoz Rychly) suping on the adriatic sea in Croatia. Photo was made by my wife made during the summer. It was a sunny day and a beautiful sunset made it perfect to grab my handmade hollow wooden SUP and go to be "one with the nature".

Raymond Rivera: SUP at the Condado Lagoon, San Juan, Puerto Rico... Nothing like a SUPer Day in the Caribbean in December!!!

Robert Eovaldi: Central Coast California mid winter 2013. Massive overhead waves, demonic ocean day. Water temp about 60 degrees. Wind up to 14 coming from the north creating all of the dramatic picture qualites and more. Traveling to the right location is what these days are made of. It is coming from the core of the earth to our back yard and costal shore line one wave after another.

Shane Anderson: Sup session with Dusky Dolphins at Mangamunu, Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Stephen Weisweaver and Velvet Siervo: "Santa Baby, that's not your SUP Paddle". . Velvet Siervo and Stephen Weisweaver catch SUPing Santa working his way toward the naughty list at Bull Run Marina, VA - Nov 28, 2014.

Stephen Weisweaver Buddy the Elf: Buddy the Elf, Santa's helper, SUP-laxing at Bull Run Marina, VA

Stephen Weisweaver: "A family that "Santa SUP's" together, stays together"...Velvet Siervo, Stephen and SA Weisweaver at Bull Run Marina, VA - Nov 28, 2014.

Steve Chrapchynski: Steve Chrapchynski having a epic day paddling into the Alaskan wild. Location: 60°47'13.8"N 148°49'17.8"W : Portage Glacier Alaska : December 9 , 2014 : Photo taken by Tom Frederichs.

Supridersuisse Dom: Seb breaks the ice in Swiss Romandie

Tara Tenpenny: Kora ready to see the dolphins and manatees at round island park in FL.

Wes Matweyew: Sunrise Snap with surfSUP Turks and Caicos' Wes Matweyew

Zack Schwartz

David Knowles: Overhead day at New Smyrna Beach, Fl. Pretty hollow for Florida. It was going to be a ride of pure panic or pure pleasure.

Emiliano Stefanach: Crossing below La Barra's wavy bridge in Uruguay. As a locals, we are very used to this roller coaster like bridge. After crossing it by car thousand of times, Maxi is appreciating it from below for the very first time.

Fethi Chennaoui: A great adventure to white rock cherchell in Algeria!

Jason Cole: Welcome to the Barbados platinum coast.

Joaquin Conde: Carribbean little swell...We always enjoy when north winds come and visit us to Riviera Maya!

Joaquin Conde

Kathryn Lassila: A beautiful day for paddling on Lake Superior near Gay, Michigan. Kathryn Lassila and her family stay at her husband's family cabin in Hermit's Cove. Such a calm day on "the big lake" is kind of a rarity.

Kathy Holesapple: For the Love of SUPLV

Kerry Myers: This photo was taken during our weekly SUP yoga class held at Lake Overholser in central Oklahoma during summer months.

Marissa Miller: A beautiful March morning on San Francisco Bay, along the Tiburon waterfront, featured the first annual Tiburon Waterfront SUP race, hosted by Desolation Outdoors! Pictured here: the beginners' fleet, heading towards Angel Island and Raccoon Straits.

Matt MacClellan: Key Largo slow-down paddle after a week of kite boarding and surfing.

Ryan Wenker: This is how I must look to the mystical mermaids that live deep beneath Fallen Leaf Lake in Lake Tahoe, Ca.

Sheena Walsh: sup with my first mate! In the pine barrens of Southern New Jersey, paddleboarding on a peaceful quite lake in the middle of nowhere.

Tony Doherty

Tony Doherty: Irish eyes are smiling Portrush Ireland

Zach Brajuha: Zach Brajuha taking advantage of blue skies and fun waves in Nicaragua. Photo by Jaq Raver

Anthony Maltese Tyler Rooke: This photo was taken during the recent week long run of south swell in Southern California. The surf was pumping all weekend long, everyone got their share and the lineups were empty by the Sunday evening. Monday morning I had the SUP session of a lifetime, the point was completely empty, and I was able to lock into multiple deep tubes and finding clean exits. Besides Ocean Beach in SF, these were the best SUP tubes I have ever had. This photo was taken by my good friend Tyler Rooke (@tylerrooke). He has an incredible eye for finding different angles of the surf, especially here at our home break!!!

Cristian Prado: Slipping and sliding in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL!! Taking frothing to the next level!! Life is Good!! Yeeuuhh!!!!

Donna Kuebler: Sun lit heart in Virgin Gorda, BVIs

Emily Critcher: SUP in the spring on Lake Norman in North Carolina. Cruising past an island covered in Wisteria.

Jimmy Scott: Believe it or not, this is a small Manta Ray. He swam under my board just off shore of Siesta Key, Florida.

Joselin Ramos: SUP Juniors at the starting race at the beautiful beach of Crashboat, Aguadilla Puerto Rico.

Junior Lisboa: Breaking some waves in Brazil

Karl Mittelstadt: Portage Glacier early spring glass smooth no wind early morning wake up & live Paddle on my 12'6" Nash Glide still a layer of Ice in front of Glacier RESPECT ALASKA Portage Lake is 800ft deep... Selfie - Karl Mittelstadt

Kumaran Mahalingam: Paddled for Preservation

Laine Dupont: Fun session in Puerto Rico

Nicolas Boucaud: English photographer came every day in Mirissa Beach Sri Lanka for photos.

Patricia Superbi: Photo taken at Barra Grande Bahia, the Great SUP bar staff. Crossing the Islands in Camamu Bay. Photo by: Eduardo Duda Elizeu

Pua Juliet: Enjoying a sunrise paddle at Nā Mokulua in Lanikai, Hawaii. South winds and no surf made the paddle to the islands nice and smooth, enjoying the vibrant Hawaiian sunrise colors.

Romulo Opalec: Sup-love, sup-soul, sup-nation...

Tarryn King and Thomas King: Tom and I are both waterman and are currently competing on the SUP world tour. This photo was taken at our wedding in February this year in Cape Town, South Africa :)

Tarryn King and Thomas King: Here is another Pic of us at our wedding in February this year. Tom and I are both competing on the SUP world tour this year and our wedding would not have been complete without a bit of stand up paddle boarding in it:)

Frederic Soupart: Start point of one of our stand up paddle tours on bohol. Kawasan falls is an amazing place to start of and follow the river thru the jungles of the philippines.

Dennis Olson: Between two skies. Looking down, seeing up. Flat water on Spring Lake, Sonoma County, CA, under cloud streets after a blessed rainy day.

Sanna Juutilainen: Perfect outdoor day in Northern Norway in March 2015 - morning stand up paddling in fjord and afternoon freeskiing in mountains. In the picture Sanna Juutilainen heading to the mirrow stable water in Storfjord. Picture Taneli Brander

Sanna Juutilainen: Misty morning moment in Storfjord, Northern Norway, in April 2015. Sanna Juutilainen is SUPing all year round and anywhere she goes. Picture by Taneli Brander.

Tyler Tschritter: Paddle boarding on kootney lake in Nelson BC.

Zane Asselin: A slice of heaven

Bill Maloney: Ryan Maloney finding the easy way in after the 7 mile Seaside Slide race.

Dalton Rusty: From barely rideable sunset sessions, all the way to 5 foot hurricane swell, Black Creek employee and team rider Dalton Rust surfs whenever he can! Surfs up!

Dana Doncaster: Nuevo Vallarta Mexico...calling you paddleboarders to come play with me!

Erica Hamp: "We put our hands up ike the ceiling can't hold us" with Kelly Carthy at Kayak Noosa on the beautiful Noosa River, Australia.

Gregg Barre: Gator hunting in Lake Martin, Louisiana. Not sure who is doing the hunting, me or the gator. Swamp surfing, Cajun style.

Janice Gardner: Just a girl, her paddleboard, sunshine, and the open ocean.

Matt MacClellan: Daddy-daughter Spring Break trip to St Thomas and St John USVI. Inflatable SUPs are always easy to pack in hockey bags for these trips and make the ultimate snorkeling destination vehicle.

May Ho: Life is a balancing act. My constant practice of standup paddling and yoga to attain focus, balance and core strength here in St.Petersburg Fl.

Michelle Garcia: Me and my puppy penny paddling at Key Biscayne

Nick Robinson: Paddling Southern Portugal's coastal caves in the Algarve opens you up to a wealth of delights!

Nick Robinson: Carling doing a head stands on the southern Algarve coast!

Rene Bruz: Kia the wonder dog out pushing her poppa to paddle harder for the upcoming race season (shot: Newport Beach Dover Shores Cliffs) she's done 240mi in this same spot so far this year, she's a great coach !!!

Rhonda Bernatonis: Spring at last and with a glassy morning such as this you just can't help but to Bee Positive on your SUP

Samantha Eastburn: Instructor Samantha and her Dingo, Captain Jack leading a group in San Diego on their SUP Pups Paddle Boarding Program. Jack just sits back and enjoys the ride... also on the Look out for BIRDS!!

Stefanos Geogriakakis: It's evening at Kalathas beach on greek island Crete and Katerina is about to enter "Peristeres" cave... She just rented her stand up paddle board from Getup Standup-Paddle lessons and rentals. Visit Crete for a great Stand Up Paddle experience!

Bruno Brauer: Brazilian Bruno Brauer paddling with his hyacinth macaw friend in ubatuba. The best way to have fun is in the ocean

Darren Slattery: Early dusk on the Gulf of Mexico, Naples Florida.

Drew Kellerman: Celebrating the New Year in true Pacific Northwest fashion, Chase and Malia Kellerman lead their Dad on a tranquil, early January paddle across Puget Sound in Gig Harbor, WA.

Erika Lima: SUP Yoga teacher and Rogue SUP ambassador Erika Lima tiptoeing her way from downdog to a forward fold on the Fort Lauderdale waterways and looking totally zen'd out!

Glenda Sherman

Glenda Sherman: We are at Stone island Mazatlan Mexico.2015 .We are having a ball paddling with our inflatables..morning slack tide is my favorite ..a little ruff water is fun investment ever

Michelle Garcia: Penny the pitbull and the Miami skyline in the background

Nat Gohl: Here's Karen monkeying (aka Hunamanasana Yoga pose) on my Hobie SUP Board at Australia's best kept secret coastline - Seacliff Beach, South Austrslia. Seacliff Beach is also home to ocean SUP Yoga & Pilates classes led by Karen Leo every Sunday morning. Absolutely divine and we can't get enough :-)

Nikos Karousis: End of the day glide into the sunset on the coast of Vouliagmeni in Athens,local spot and favorite place to be!

Shandia Cordingley: Kula enjoying an early spring, glass calm SUP on Skaha Lake in Penticton, BC. He even brought his tennis balls in hops of stopping to play a little fetch!

Terry Collier: From December 9th through the 11th, the North End of Palm Beach enjoyed some of the best conditions of the year.  I'd like to know who is making this cutback. All I know is that he made it.

Tiggy Ski: A proud moment on my SUP, first attempt at stand "upside-down" paddle boarding and it didn't even end with a splash!

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