<p><br> Australian paddleboarder <b>Jamie Mitchell</b> won the epic race across Hawaii's Molokai Channel for the ninth year in a row. He's also the ambassador for a sport in the throes of its breakout moment: stand up paddleboarding (SUP). Here he's seen paddleboard surfing the Maldives in pursuit of the world's best waves.<br> <br> <a href="http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/jamie-mitchell-2010/">Read more &gt;&gt;<br> </a></p>

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Australian paddleboarder Jamie Mitchell won the epic race across Hawaii's Molokai Channel for the ninth year in a row. He's also the ambassador for a sport in the throes of its breakout moment: stand up paddleboarding (SUP). Here he's seen paddleboard surfing the Maldives in pursuit of the world's best waves.

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Photograph by Jody MacDonald

Photo Gallery, Adventurers of the Year

See photos of the 2010 Adventurers of the Year in action, including pictures of Leven Brown, Alex Honnold, Jamie Mitchell, Matt Moniz, Edurne Pasaban, David de Rothschild, Roz Savage, Ed Stafford, Jessica Watson, Martin Wikelski.

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