The 2019 Australian Surfing Awards Finalists Announced

Image: The top 20 (in no particular order) in this year’s Nikon Surf Photo of the Year.
Surfing AustraliaThe results are in and it’s a who’s who of Australian Surfing in the top three in all categories for the 2019 Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating the Hall of Fame.

Big names like Wilson, Callinan, Gilmore and Wright all feature as top three finalists in both Male and Female Surfer of the Year categories.

World-renowned photographers John Respondek, Ted Grambeau, Ray Collins, Stu Gibson and Trent Mitchell are just a few of the big names in the top 20 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award.

Again in 2019, entries in the Nikon Surf Video of the Year were of the highest standard with judges working overtime to adjudicate on a top three finalists list. When results came in it was world stars Chippa Wilson and Jack Robinson’s edits that joined Nathan Oldfield’s ‘Wajung’ in the top three.

Surfing Australia’s night of nights will be held on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Tuesday, April 2nd at QT Gold Coast.

Male Surfer

Ryan Callinan
Julian Wilson
Mikey Wright

Female Surfer

Samantha Bloom
Sally Fitzgibbons
Stephanie Gilmore

Rising Star – Male

Grayson Hinrichs
Micah Margieson
Caleb Tancred

Rising Star – Female

Zahli Kelly
Pacha Luque-Light
Molly Picklum

ASB Greater Good Award

Patagonia & Fight For the Bight Alliance
Surfrider Foundation Australia
Victorian Indigenous Surfing Program

Heavy Water Award

Laura Enever
Russell Bierke
Ross Clarke-Jones

Peter Troy Lifestyle

Sam Egan
Al Hunt
Terry Richardson

Simon Anderson Club Award

Noosa Boardriders Club (Qld)
North Steyne Boardriders (NSW)
Seaview Boardriders Club (SA)

Surf Culture Award

Sean Doherty, “Never Town”
Simon Baker, “Breath”
Rob Reynolds & Terry Richardson, “Richo”

The winner of the Nikon Surf Video of the Year Award will receive the new Nikon Z 6 kit while the winner of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award will take home the new Nikon Z 7. Each will come with the new Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S and FTZ adapter.

World-renowned Surf Journalist Nick Carroll continues in the role of Curator of the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame.

Operated with the support of Tourism and Events Queensland, the Australian Surfing Awards is renowned for recognising the best in surfing talent.

The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame is proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, QT Gold Coast, Nikon, nudie, Hyundai, Australasian Surf Business Magazine, 2XP, XXXX Summer Bright Lager and DrinkWise.

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