The most decorated male slalom paddler of the season, Czech Republic's Vít Přindiš, has had an exceptional year on the water.
Tom Liebscher has established himself as one of the best sprint kayakers in the world after winning two gold medals at this years World Championships.
A master of skill and technique, the Slovenian paddler has claimed a medal at every major event in the sport.
Hank McGregor has officially reached legend status after winning double gold in the K1 and K2.
At 80 years old Dale Sanders paddled set a World Record by paddling the Mississippi River, source to sea, in 80 days.
Casper Steinfath, the newly crowned SUP Sprint World Champion, is the man most likely to disrupt the Hawaiian dominance at the top of international SUP racing.