The PWA announce the winners of the PWA Islas Canarias Excellence Awards…Categories
MENBiggest wave of the year
Winner: Jason Polakow
Runner up: Robby Swift
Jump of the year
Winner: Finn Mullen
Runner up: Bjorn Dunkerbeck
Winner: Ben Van Der Steen
WOMENBiggest wave of the year
Philip KösterHonorary Award
Daida Moreno and Andre PaskowskiPhotographer of the year
Deciding on the winners in each category has been a difficult and arduous job. Two of the categories which were decided by the PWA panel of judges are: Sailor of the Year and Honorary Award of the Year. The sailor of the year for 2012 goes to Philip Koster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins), for both his performance on the water and the amazing coverage for windsurfing he has generated outside the specialized windsurfing media. The Honorary Award has joint winners, Daida Moreno (Starboard / Severne) and Andre Paskowski, who have shown a phenomenal amount of strength and courage during this past year, as well as providing us with amazing action, films and general promotion of the sport.
This year we also have another joint winner in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Windsurfing Cinematography, and the award goes to Flo Jung (RRD / Gun Sails / Maui Ultra Fins), for the movie “Don’t let go” and to Andre Paskowski for the movies “4 Dimensions” and “Minds Wide Open”.
Over the next few days we’ll also be releasing more exclusive interviews with some of the inaugural winners of the PWA Islas Canarias Excellence Awards.