WINNERS Revealed At The 2022 Australian Surfing Awards: Sam Bloom - North Narrabeen Boardriders
Sunday, May 8th, 2022
Joel Parkinson's Australian Surfing Hall of Fame induction presented by Billabong headlined a huge celebration of Aussie surfing at QT Gold Coast last night. The 2012 World Champion and Coolangatta legend was humbled by the honour and was presented the award by long-time mentor Michael Searle.
Joel Parkinson on stage as part of his Australian Surfing Hall of Fame presented by Billabong induction. Photo: Surfing Australia
After a massive 2021 rookie season that included a top five finish at the WSL Finals in California, Morgan Cibilic was crowned Male Surfer of The Year while young gun Molly Picklum took out Female Surfer of The Year, out voting seven-time World Champion Steph Gilmore and Isabella Nichols for top honours.
Local honours went to Newport's Sam Bloom, amazing Para-Surfer, while the 2022 Simon Anderson Club Award went to North Narrabeen Boardriders Club. This is awarded to the Australian boardriders club whose outstanding performances in the water have been matched by contributions of all kinds to the benefit of its wider local community. This video insight by the WSL lends and insight into this local club, formed in 1964 and still going strong as one of the larger extended families of Narrabeen. In late 2021 the NNBC was behind a move to install a defibrillator outside the North Narrabeen surf club after a series of people being tragically lost. The club has always been strong on not only look after their own members but the wider community whether it's physcal or mental health, or the environment they revel in.
The inaugural Male Para- Surfer of The Year, winners in Para World Champions saw Mark 'Mono' Stewart join Sam Bloom in the accolades, while Surfing Western Australia's Mark Lane taking out the Peter Troy Lifetime Award and Bede Durbidge's win in the Ruffie Coach of The Year Category for his epic Olympic Campaign.
The 2022 Australian Surfing Awards is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
2022 Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating the Hall of Fame WINNERS:
Male Surfer of the Year; Morgan Cibilic
Female Surfer of the Year; Molly Picklum
Griffith University Rising Star Award - Female; Sierra Kerr
Griffith University Rising Star Award - Male; Jarvis Earle
Oakley Heavy Water Award; Kipp Caddy
Reeftip Greater Good Award; Surf Aid's Make A Wave
Peter Troy Lifetime Award; Mark Lane
Ruffie Coach Of The Year; Bede Durbidge
ACCIONA Innovation Award ; Surf Lakes
Zambrero Surf Culture Award; Surfing NSW "Her Wave"
Simon Anderson Club Award; North Narrabeen Boardriders Club
Woolworths Indigenous Surfing Community Celebration Award;
Surfing Victoria Indigenous Engagement Program
Female Para-Surfer of The Year Award; Sam Bloom
Male Para-Surfer of The Year Award; Mark Stewart
Surfing Australia Surf Video of the Year; "Re-Pulse" by Justin Gane
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, Griffith University, Reeftip Drinks Co., Zambrero, ACCIONA, Modus , Billabong, Andrew Peace Wines and OnStone.
Images: Joel Parkinson on stage as part of his Australian Surfing Hall of Fame presented by Billabong induction, Sam Bloom and North Narrabeen Boardriders. Credit: Surfing Australia