As part of Total SUP’s 10th-anniversary celebration, the Annual TotalSUP Awards have been officially launched. In four weeks of voting, a remarkable 154,398 unique votes have been received. This level of participation underscores the broad reflection and resonance of the voting process within the global SUP community.
Notably, with enthusiastic engagement from Starboard fans worldwide, we are proud to announce that Starboard achieved remarkable success. Out of the five nominations presented, Starboard emerged victorious in all, securing five gold titles.
This achievement solidifies Starboard as the leading champion in the industry once again, establishing our brand and products as the most desirable and progressive in the market.
Starboard secured an impressive victory with a commanding 76% of the votes (4,496 supporters), marking the fifth crown for the Bangkok-based brand. The Lima paddle, introduced in 2019, continued to shine as a top choice for many SUP racers within the TotalSUP audience. Starboard’s consistent excellence in paddle design and performance resonated strongly, solidifying its position as the leading paddle brand.
The World’s most winning Race Hard Paddle Boards by Starboard have made champions the world over as well as Starboard – THE BEST SUP RACE BRAND.
Starboard dominated with an overwhelming 79% of the votes, amassing an impressive 7,813 supporters.
As well as Fiona Wylde got the 3rd prize in THE BEST FEMALE RIDER OF THE YEAR, securing support from 1,871 fans.
Starboard claimed the top spot for BEST iSUP BRAND with an astonishing 85% of the votes, totalling 6,548 supporters. Starboard’s dominance in the iSUP and leisure category was highlighted by its comprehensive range of inflatable boards catering to all disciplines and skill levels. From beginner-friendly boards to those suited for seasoned athletes in various paddling activities such as fun paddles, touring, surfing, and racing, Starboard’s versatility and quality set them apart.
Starboard achieved an extraordinary victory, securing an overwhelming 93% of the votes in the BEST SURF SUP category, with a staggering 12,191 supporters. This resounding triumph reflected Starboard’s undisputed dominance in the SUP surfing scene, especially during a year marked by key events like the ISA SUP Worlds, EuroSUP, and the APP World Tour. Starboard’s figurehead in SUP surfing, Benoit Carpentier, played a pivotal role, clinching his 2nd European title and podium finishes in other significant events as well as Zane Schweitzer’s victory at the Pan Am Games in Chile.
Starboard secured a remarkable victory for BEST SUP FOIL BRAND with an overwhelming 89% of the votes, totalling 5,388 supporters. The brand’s success in the SUP and wing foiling scene was attributed to the increased interest in foiling among top athletes. Starboard’s promotion window was well-utilized, especially with the launch in September of the ACE FOIL BOARD adaptation version, derived from the iconic SUP Downwind Ace. Noteworthy foiling innovations, including a diverse range of foil boards like the Take-Off and AirFoil, further solidified Starboard’s position as the leading SUP Foil Board Brand for the voters.
A heartfelt appreciation goes out to everyone who supported Starboard and, undoubtedly, TotalSUP, creating this award and making this magic happen!
View the full results at TotalSUP.com.