Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating The Hall Of Fame Will Be A TV Show In 2020: Finalists Announced
NIKON SURF VIDEO OF THE YEAR Finalist: Andrew Kaineder, Flow State
March 19th, 2020: from Surfing Australia
Based on the current advice from the Government; banning groups of more than 100 people in enclosed areas, we regretfully announce that the Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating the Hall of Fame will not be taking place at QT Hotel on 25th March.
Instead, the awards will be presented in a new exciting television show format for 2020, this allows us to still celebrate the amazing achievements of our nominees & winners in the coming months.
The results are in and it's a who's who of Australian Surfing in the top three across all categories for the 2020 Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating the Hall of Fame.
Big names like Gilmore, Wright, Fitzgibbons and Wilson all feature as top three finalists in both Male and Female Surfer of the Year categories.
World-renowned photographers Stu Gibson, Ray Collins and Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson are just a few of the big names in the top 20 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award.
Surfing Australia CEO Chris Mater said: “ The Awards are a hugely important event on our calendar because they give the Australian surfing community a chance to honour our best, whether it be in the water competing or behind a lens or administration desk. And of course, inducting our latest Hall of Fame member is always a massive moment we cherish.”
Again in 2020, 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.
Finalists – 2020 Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating The Hall of Fame:
MALE SURFER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE SURFER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE RISING STAR
MALE RISING STAR
HEAVY WATER AWARD
ASB GREATER GOOD AWARD
Peter Owens, Fight For The Bight Alliance
Kurt Nyholm, Surfers Unite to Fight Suicide
Andrew McKinnon, GWC2020
PETER TROY LIFESTYLE AWARD
COACH OF THE YEAR
Chris Friend, LiveHeats
Shapers Co, Spine Tek
Aaron Trevis, Surf Lakes
SURF CULTURE AWARD
Jed Smith and Vaughan Blakey, “Ain’t That Swell” podcast series
Shane Stedman, The Shane Gang
Andrew Kidman and Jon Frank, Beyond Litmus
SIMON ANDERSON CLUB AWARD
North Shore Boardriders Club
Merewether Surfboard Club
Coffs Harbour Boardriders Club
NIKON SURF VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Andrew Kaineder, Flow State
Peter Baker, Red Bull Taking Off: Miles From Anywhere
Ryan Jon Williams, VOYAGE featuring Isabella Nichols
NIKON SURF PHOTO OF THE YEAR
The winner of the Nikon Surf Video of the Year Award will receive a Nikon Z 6 kit while the winner of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award will take home a Nikon Z 7. Each will come with a 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.
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, Griffith University, OnStone and Andrew Peace Wines.