Wavelength Magazine names Britain's best... everything
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 December, 2014 - Wavelength, Europe's longest established surfing magazine reveals winners of the 2014 official British Surf Awards. Passing over the editorial reins, Wavelength asked readers to decide who they wanted to celebrate and what they wanted to shout about. After a glorious summer & a good few waves, the British Surf Awards presented by Wavelength exposes the heroes, the much loved brands and the most exciting products of 2014.
Kicking things off it was cold water specialists, Finisterre who took the lead and secured the award for ‘Best British Surf Brand.’ Recently opening its flagship store in London back in November, the St Agnes based brand prides itself on its commitment to designing innovative product for cold water surfers around the world.
When it comes to hitting UK stores, Watershed was hailed favourite, scooping the award for 'Best British Store.’ Opening its doors in mid-2012, the Newquay based store is a shopping experience worth having next time you’re in the southwest.
Fresh off the plane from China, Perranporth based British longboarder, Ben Skinner took home the award for ‘Best British Male Surfer.’ After a busy week bagging himself 5th place in the world, Cornwall countryman has not been shy of awards this year. Alongside Ben, Keshia Eyre took it home for the ladies and was awarded ‘Best British Female Surfer’ by Wavelength readers.
‘Best British Boards’ went to Newquay based brand Quiver. Renowned for its modern approach and top quality designs, the brand continually delivers boards that stand out from the crowd.
Keeping you in the water for longer and scooping the award for ‘Best Wetsuit Brand’ O’Neill proved a firm favourite with readers. Pioneering the world’s first neoprene wetsuit back in 1952, the Californian surf, snow & lifestyle brand continues to advance in style & technology, delivering a host of innovative creations.
When readers were asked to vote for their 'Best International Surf Brand' it was a close race until the bitter end. Picked at the post O'Neill fell short to award winning outdoor brand Patagonia.
Tim Nunn was voted ‘Best British Photographer’ a fitting acknowledge to his huge contribution to Wavelength over the years. Readers will be pleased to hear that Tim will continue to play a fundamental role in the future of the magazine & website.
Head of Wavelength Digital, Lewis Harrison Pinder commented ‘It’s been an exciting year not only for Wavelength but for the British surf industry as whole. We couldn’t think of a better way to finish things off than with the inaugural 2014 British Surf Awards. We have been overwhelmed by the level of participation from our readers & look forward to growing this imitative in the future.’
Other highlights & full results:
Best British Male Surfer - Ben Skinner
Best British Female Surfer - Keshia Eyre
Best British Brand - Finisterre
Best Global Surf Brand - Patagonia
Best British Surf Shop - Watershed
Best British Boards – Quiver
Best International Boards - Firewire
Best British Photographer - Tim Nunn
Best British Videographer – Mickey Smith
Best Wetsuit Brand - O’Neill
Most Innovative Surf Product - Go Pro Hero 4
Best Surfer Alive Right Now - Kelly Slater
Best World Championships - Billabong Pipe Masters
With over 34 years’ experience in the industry, Wavelength continues to deliver cutting edge surf news, exclusive photography and general surf stoke from all around the world. Packed with travel tips, how to’s, gear guides and some of the best salty features in history, the magazine celebrates surf legends across the globe.