To honor Sion and celebrate his life, SURFING, the Milosky Ohana and Vans are teaming up to present the first annual Milosky Mettle (“mettle” meaning courage and strength of character).

Danilo Couto takes The Milosky Mettle Award! Check out the write up on the super stoked and well deserved winner Danilo Couto here.

The award will be given to the surfer who best embodies the legacy left by Sion — commitment to aloha, ohana, and surfing performance — during the 2011/2012 North Shore season. A panel of North Shore locals, industry leaders and the Milosky family will decide the winner, who will be awarded $5,000 (a matching $5,000 contribution to the Sion Milosky Memorial Fund will also be made) and a handcrafted medal.