Australian Surfing Awards
2016 Australian Surfing Awards open nominations
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 November, 2015 - Coolangatta - Nominations are now open for the 2016 Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame. Surfing’s night of nights will be held in Sydney, on March 3, 2016 and will feature the who’s who of the Australian surfing community.
3 x World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Champion Mick Fanning and 6 x WSL Women’s Champion Stephanie Gilmore took the honours last year for the Male and Female Surfer of the Year awards, while Ted Spencer became the 37th inductee into the Hall of Fame.
Other awards to be presented on the night will be the Rising Star Award, Waterman of the Year, ASB Surfing Spirit Award, Peter Troy Lifestyle Award, Surf Culture Award and the Simon Anderson Club Award. The 37th inductee will be voted on by members of the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame.
The Awards will also feature the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year and Nikon Surf Movie of the Year, which will showcase the finest work taken by Australia’s best surf photographers and filmmakers during the past 12 months.
The winner of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year will be awarded with a Nikon Photography Kit valued at $7,000. The winner of the Nikon Surf Movie of the Year will be awarded with a Nikon Film Kit valued at $7,500.
The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, the Australian Sports Commission, Nikon, Toyota, Original Source and Australasian Surf Business Magazine.