2018

Freesurf Manulele Awards

Celebrating the watermen and women of Hawai’i

Freesurf Manulele Awards – Hawaii’s very own surfer poll!

Manulele Inc., publisher of Freesurf Magazine and Boardstories TV will call out to the public to vote via in-store signage at 150-200+ locations as well as aggressive print, TV, radio and digital promotions starting this July for 3-4 months.

There will be three phases – One – polling a closed group of athletes, industry leaders and critics to decide 4 nominees in each category and then Two- voting the top of each categoric by the public. Three the live event itself- taped for television complete with musical guests, entertainment, dancers, bikini fashion show and more.

Manulele will be unleashing a series of print; TV and digital ads for the voting process and the event starting July-Oct valued at about $80,000.
• Event TV show slated for KHON – Hawaii’s FOX affilliate
• Weekly digital postings on Freesurf Magazine social media starting July
•  Athlete digital postings starting August
• Print advertising and editorial promotions
• Radio; Surf News Network and others to be announced

Hosted at Restaurant 604 this November, Hawaii’s best watermen and women will gather to celebrate our beloved sport of surfing and the athletes who make it so rich with color and life.

There will be 10 categoric awards.

1) Top Male Surfer
2) Top Female Surfer
3) Ambassador of Aloha
4) Lifetime Achievement
5) Big Wave Charger
7) Most Progressive/Innovative
8) Board Builder of the Year
9) Top Male Junior surfer
10 Top Female junior surfer

The public will decide who to name with top honors via in-store voting stations and on-line.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor

$10,000
This sponsor will get:
• Large “title” mentions and logo on all cross-media
• A complimentary VIP table of 6 with dinner, drinks, pupus and a complimentary bottle of wine.
• Honorary Award in your company name (ie the “Quiksilver Big Wave Charger.)

Supporting Sponsor

$3500
This sponsor will get:
• Medium mentions and logos on all media
• A complimentary VIP table of 4 with dinner, drinks, pupus and a complimentary bottle of wine.

Official Shop Sponsor

$3500
This sponsor will get:
• Mentions and logos on all media as well as be THE official voting “place” for the awards.
• A complimentary VIP table of 4 with dinner, drinks, pupus and a complimentary bottle of wine.

Official Equipment Sponsor

$3500
This sponsor will get:
• Mentions and logos on all media as well as special highlight feature in production.
• A complimentary VIP table of 4 with dinner, drinks, pupus and a complimentary bottle of wine.
(This could be: surf wear, eye wear, sunscreen, accessories etc.)

Past Manulele Awards

More info or to arrange sponsorship call or email

Mike Latronic

(808) 638-7395