After months of voting online we are happy to announce the winner of the Alliance Photo Battle that you all have chosen. We narrowed over 100 submissions to 16 entries in this rendition of our popular photography contest. The photo left standing after it’s all said and done is none other than this timeless shot of Joel DeRoche on the Dirty Delta taken by Andy Guillinta.

Joel DeRoche by Andy Guillinta

Alliance editor/photographer Garrett Cortese commented on the winning photo saying it is the epitome of a solid wakeboarding action picture. “The lighting, framing, color, and action are all there. Shooting from a tube is a classic way to show wake action through still photos – it’s an angle that gets you right up in the mix and doesn’t really get old to look at,” said Cortese. “You can tell Andy and Joel worked hard to get this photo, congrats to both on the win!”

For taking the victory Andy is now the proud owner of a $400 gift card to use as he pleases at Marine Products. Many thanks to the folks at MP for making this contest possible. It was another great Alliance Photo Battle. Stay tuned to for another battle in the future, most likley in the fall after you’ve spent the summer shooting sweet pics of your friends.