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SURFER Poll voting underway

October 7th, 2014
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2013Surfer Poll Awards host Sal Masekela, left, interviews Kelly Slater on a live feed from the Turtle Bay Resort at the 2013 Surfer Poll Awards. The pre-show arrivals, as well as the awards ceremony itself, will be broadcast live online again this year.

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SURFER Poll Awards host Sal Masekela, left, interviews Kelly Slater on a live feed from the Turtle Bay Resort at the 2013 SURFER Poll Awards. The pre-show arrivals, as well as the awards ceremony itself, will be broadcast live online again this year.

Voting is now underway for the 44th SURFER Poll, an annual public ranking of the top 10 favorite male and female professional surfers by readers of SURFER magazine.

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2010From left, Mia Irons and Bruce Irons pose for a photo with Sonny Garcia at the 2010 Surfer Poll Awards.

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2010

From left, Mia Irons and Bruce Irons pose for a photo with Sonny Garcia at the 2010 SURFER Poll Awards.

Along with top surfers, the awards also honor winners in categories that include Best Barrel, Worst Wipeout, Best Documentary and Movie of the Year.

For the fifth straight year, winners will be celebrated during the Surfer Poll Awards at Turtle Bay Resort. The event debuted in Hawaii under the shadow of iconic local surfer Andy Irons’ death the month prior. A copy of SURFER with Irons on the cover was distributed to those who attended, and many of the winners eulogized their friend while accepting their awards.

Irons, who placed sixth in 2010, continues to get votes each year. He came in at No. 10 in 2013.

This year's SURFER Poll Awards will be held on Dec. 6 at Turtle Bay Resort. To vote in this year’s SURFER Poll, visit surferpoll.com.

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Jason Genegabus is Entertainment Editor/Online at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com and follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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