Every year, prior to the kickoff at Snapper Rocks, a series of awards are given out at the ASP Banquet. There are speeches and awards based on performances and probably a bit of tasty food given out. A little known, but prestigious award is that of the Surfers’ Surfer Award, also know as the Surfers’ Peer Vote. Basically its the boys on tour taking the time to recognize a surfer who stood out on and off his board. This year, that honor was given to Michel. A true sign of respect!