Video Contest Instructions

If you haven’t registered email me at  If you have registered please see instructions below and email with any questions.  Thanks Erik

Videos need to be uploaded to by the 14th of August. Feel free to do it earlier if youvideo is ready. It will not be shared until the Monday the 24th of August. Our media partner for the event is Standup Journal so there will be solid exposure to SUP surfing fans.

You own your video fully. To be eligible for the contest, it can not be published before the event goes finishes. It is ok to promote your sponsors in the video. The videos will be released on a PaddleWoo channel (probably vimeo so that music isn’t dropped).

There are two components to voting, Social Shares, Likes, Views will comprise 30% of the score. The other part of the score will be from judging. This is judging on the surfing, not on video production (though I am sure video quality will help in the social aspect). Our goal is to have the best surfing performance win the contest.

The prize purse is $3,000 and the money will be paid via paypal or wire transfer immediately following the 7 day contest. 1st price receives $2,000, 2nd – $700 and 3rd – $300. We also have a prize (1 week in Costa Rica, all expenses minus airfare) for the top amateur, but it looks like all entries are pros or semi-pro so I am trying to figure out how to deal with that… I am open to ideas on where we draw the line. Maybe it is if your main sponsor is paying salary…

When the contest has concluded we will put the videos together into a surf movie and release it for free. Please note that you own your video 100%. You are free to release it via your own social network and channels when the contest has ended which will be September 1st.

Please feel free to email any questions or suggestions. My goal is to create a fun contest that promotes SUP surfing and showcases the level of talent. If it doesn’t work for you then it doesn’t work, so please be open with ideas.

Pura Vida,

$3,000 Video Contest Update

I am running a bit behind on finalizing all of the details on the PaddleWoo Pro-Am Video Contest, but I can tell a few things that are set.

  1. We have committed to a $3,000 cash prize to be distributed $2,000 to the 1st place finisher, and $700 to the 2nd place finisher and $300 to the 3rd place finisher.
  2. The top non-pro (to be fully defined later) will win a free week in Costa Rica excluding airfare.  This includes lodging, meals and daily surf sessions with a professional videographer.
  3. The contest will consist of 4 heats, and heat winners will be chosen by online voting.  The Judges will have the power to advance videos that did not win their heat if the caliber of surfing warrants.

The final date to register for the contest is July 24th, with video submissions due by August 14th, 2015.

We will post registration instructions in the next week.

Pura vida!