ISA Skullcandy Contest Winners Announced

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ISA Skullcandy Video Contest Winners Announced!

The International Surfing Association is pleased to announce the winners of the ISA Skullcandy Video Contest. Over 30 videos from surfers in 10 countries were submitted in the first edition of the event. During a contest window of three months, amateurs and professional filmmakers created different stories explaining what a better surfing future means to them. There were jokes, serious videos, cartoons, and environmentally conscious answers, with performances by surfers of all ages.

The most prestigious award, the Jury’s Selection, was made by a panel of editors of the world greatest surfing webpages from five regions of the world, including:

Dave Gilovich – Surfline.com – North America
Bryan Dickerson – SurfersVillage.com-Europe
Alceu Toledo Junior – Waves.com.br – South America
Ben Ey – CoastalWatch.com – Oceania
Steve Pike –Wavescape.co.za – Africa

The video contest was created as part of the ISA’s goal to improve the sport of surfing by pairing with Skullcandy to host a video contest for which contestants submitted videos answering the question, “What does a better surfing future mean to you?”

The winners are:

Jury’s Selection Gold Winner
(USD 250 and $ 200 Skullcandy prize package)
“Smiling Spot” by Juan Miguel Bonner from Uruguay

Jury’s Selection Silver
($ 200 Skullcandy prize package)
“Holler” by Andrew Matthews from USA

Jury’s Selection Bronze
($ 100 Skullcandy prize package)
“Surfing Into the Future and Other Clichés” by Agustín Piña from Uruguay

Jury’s Selection Copper
($ 50 Skullcandy prize package)
“Shark Reppellent” by Tim Armstrong from New Zealand

Most Viewed Video Gold
(USD 250 and $ 200 Skullcandy prize package)
“Shark Reppellent” by Tim Armstrong from New Zealand

Most Viewed Video Silver
($ 200 Skullcandy prize package)
“A better surfing future” by Eric Kilpatrick from USA

Most Viewed Video Bronze
($ 100 Skullcandy prize package)
“Surf Evolution” by David Nascimento from Brazil

Most Viewed Video Copper
($50 Skullcandy prize package)
“Teahupo’o” by Poerani Wilson from Hawaii

About Skullcandy
Skullcandy designs headphones, mp3 player watches, audio accessories, apparel and other audio-enabled lifestyle products, such as backpacks with built-in speakers and iPod controls. Skullcandy also collaborates with select brands to integrate its audio technology into products from snow helmets to outerwear, apparel, packs and bags. Skullcandy gear is sold worldwide through top retailers and specialty outlets.

About the International Surfing Association
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running Open Division World Championships since 1964, Junior World Championships since 1980, and Masters World Championships since 2007.
The ISA also sanctions the World Kneeboard Titles and the Tandem Surfing World Title, and will hold the first World Bodyboard Championship in 2011, and the first Stand Up Paddle (SUP) World Championship in 2012.

ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 67 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in San Diego, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro and re-elected seven times since. The ISA’s four Vice-Presidents are Alan Atkins (AUS), Mike Gerard (USA) Karín Sierralta (PER) and Debbie Beacham (USA).

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