Prize Giveaway to Celebrate Mavericks Invitational

By January 19, 2013Events

Surf’s up in Northern California for the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Twenty-four top surfers will compete for prizes and bragging rights.

We know many of our photographers love adventure too. So we’ve arranged for Sports Illustrated shooter Robert Beck to post images from the event on the Lowepro Instagram page. You can keep track of Robert and all the action by following “Loweprobags” on Instagram.

But wait… There’s more!

We want to help you capture your own “Maverick” action too. So we’re giving away 24 Dashpoint 30 adventure pouches (perfect for a GoPro) – that’s one for each of the 24 surfers competing in the event. Plus, one lucky adventurer will receive the grand prize of a Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L with a GoPro Hero White camera inside.

To participate, answer this question in the comments below: “Maverick surfers are extreme athletes for sure! What activity would you use the Dashpoint, Photo Hatchback, or GoPro camera for?” Increase your chance to win by helping us spread the word. Send this tweet from your own Twitter account: “@Lowepro is giving away @GoPro camera and #PhotoHatchback”

Giveaway void where prohibited. Comments must be submitted to this post by 11:59 PM PST, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Those selected for prizes will need to provide a shipping address and phone number. All results are final. Lowepro is not affiliated with the Mavericks Invitational or with GoPro.

Derrick Story is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.


About Derrick

Derrick Story is a professional photographer, writer, teacher and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has authored several digital media books, including his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers and The Digital Photography Companion (O'Reilly Media, publisher). Derrick is a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and he's a regular presenter on the popular training site, Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story ( that's open to all photography enthusiasts. The site features weekly podcasts, daily posts, training videos, and reader-submitted photos. You can reach Derrick at


  • Jian Awe says:

    I will use the GoPro and Photo Hatchback to go hiking from the bottom to the top of Mount Fuji..

  • I’d use the GoPro to document my photographic adventures and show the world what I get up to as a photographer.
    I would use the Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L as an adventure pack holding only the essential equipment needed for my strobist work.

  • Brandon Carey says:

    I’d use both the GoPro and Photo Hatchback on my adventures at next year’s International CES!

  • Lisa Ng says:

    I would use the GoPro to film POV skating and mountain biking. The Photo Hatchback would be used carry my DSLR and lenses for day adventures.

  • Mike says:

    I would use the GoPro to capture all of my mountain bike rides throughout the beautiful landscapes of Costa Rica while I carry my DSLR in a Photo Hatchback.

  • Dustin says:

    I would take the GoPro snowboarding and get some awesome first-person shots. Then I’d take the Photo Hatchback with my DSLR to get some action and backcountry shots on the mountain.

  • Matt Everett says:

    I’d use a GoPro to make awesome films during my future flight training endeavors (like a tailwheel endorsement). I have lots of ideas of where to put them, but no GoPros.

    As for the Photo Hatchback 16L, one can never have enough Lowepro bags; it seems like there is a perfect one for everything.

  • Jim Lipscomb says:

    I’d like to test the Go Pro rappelling into a pit cave!

  • Rod Jimenez says:

    I’d strap the GoPro cam to my handlebars and do some extreme downhill riding.

  • heather says:

    I would use it to capture my next adrenaline adventure maybe for my next skydiving jump. Happy 2013 wishes to all.

  • Dominic says:

    I would use it to film my adventures on other planets! (Guess who’s been reading Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?)

  • Ronald van Kooten says:

    I would use the Photo Hatchback 16L for some daytrips to dutch city’s. The bag is lightweight and very easy to use!

  • David Casius says:

    I would use the Dashpoint and Photo Hatchback to carry my new GoPro and D90w/18-200 and SB-600 for day trips with the family and when out GeoCaching.

  • Jack says:

    I would use the Photo Hatchback as a lightweight, easy way of carrying my D7000 on quick day trips, which I find myself frequently going on. I would also use the go pro to capture the action of my mountain bike trips, and the thrill and adrenaline filled excitement of downhill mountain biking.

  • Rupert Lambert says:

    I would use it to capture me skiing down the Swiss Alps. Use its fast frames per second camera to take a sequence of photographs of people doing tricks over jumps and then edit them.


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