Chris Dennis took home the award for "Surfer of the Year" at the Surfing Association of T&T prize giving ceremony for T&T athletes who competed on the local circuit last year.
The event which took place on January 19 at Blue Range park in Diego Martin, which saw the support of surfers from all over the country.
Dennis was also one of two surfers, who were recognised for their Community Service in the village of Balandra on the North East coast. The other was Jesse Jarvis.
The event also showcased local and international surfing films, one in particular, a film highlighting the work of International Action apparel brand “Vans” alongside the South African “Waves for change" Charity.
Last year, “Vans” teamed up with local surfer Dennis to arrange a board drive on the Western and Eastern coast of the US which resulted in over 200 surfboards being delivered to T&T and distributed to the young surfers in the coastal villages of T&T.
Prizes were also awarded to the surfers in their respective categories including Craig De Freitas copping the top award in the men's open division, Oba Lewis also took the first place in the U14 and U-18 category and Ludmilla Gunther was topped in the Under-12 mixed and U-14 girls categories.
The surfing association used the occasion to thank all of its sponsors who continue to keep the sport growing. They are Mobil 1 TT, Cargo Consolidators Ltd, NLCB, Gatorade, V8, Mountain Dew, Dickies and Mechanix Wear.
Special mention was also made to North Eleven, Mario’s Pizza Limited, Dreamy Creamy Ice Cream, Growling Donkey BBQ, Red Stripe Beer, T&T Printing Works, Paria Publishing, Blue Range Community and Vanessa Jodhan, who made the prize giving a success.