Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The 2013 Krypt Surf Technology Surf Mat Tube Ride of the Year has a winner and it is...........

Well there were 3 actually but formalities first. A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed. There have been some truly great entries and they show just how far the the art of surf mat riding has progressed in the last few years.
A special thanks to the sponsors, Krypt Surfmats, Voit DuckFeet fins, Patagonia, The Surfer's Journal and the Ho'okupu Surf Shop.
After last years social media bunfight the judging format was changed this year.
The head judge was my grandson 5 year old Jake Baily Thomson renowned for his innocence, incorruptibility and lack of political agenda. Jake suggested that, with the high number of quality entries received this year, the prizes should be split. So this year there are three categories:

  1. The Krypt Encouragement Award
  2. The Best Photographic Award
  3. The Ultimate Winner Award
So without further ado here are this years winners.

The Krypt Encouragement Award goes to Justin Spittle for a great high speed completed tube ride at Thirroul in Wollongong. The sequence was shot by Zoe St Hill-Warren. Jason and Zoe will receive a high quality surf photo of their choice from the Ho'okupu Surf Shop.

The Best Photographic Award goes to Wade Saunders for his awesome slow motion footage of Jason Hall in Maui. The hands down winner of this award as it is beautifully shot and edited with amazing light and water quality. Wade will receive a Krypt Surfmat, a pair of Voit DuckFeet fins and a year's subscription to The Surfer's Journal. Jason Hall will be receiving a Krypt Surfmat because it looks like he took a flogging during the making of the footage.

Now for our Ultimate Winner Award.
With some amazing still and video entries the 2013 Krypt Surf Technology Tube Ride of the Year goes to Chad Stickney. Yep, the defending champ from 2012 has upped the anti again with some killer clean, deep, perfect and completed tube rides.
Chad will receive a Krypt SurfMat, a pair of Voit DuckFeet fins and an R1 Patagonia Steamer.
Congratulations again Chad. Such a great effort!

Well that is it for this year.
We will try to make the Krypt Surf Technology Surf Mat Tube Ride of the Year even bigger and better in 2014.
I hope you have enjoyed the competition and the great year of waves. I know we did.
Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year to all.
Mark Thomson