Australian Surfing Awards wrapping up
Nominations close at the end of this month for the 2013 Australian Surfing Awards
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 December, 2012 : - - Surfing’s night of nights will be held in Sydney, on 20th February, 2013 and will feature the who’s who of the Australian surfing community. The Awards will also mark a significant moment in Surfing Australia’s history as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary after its formation in 1963.
World Tour competitors Owen Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons took the honours last year for the Male and Female Surfer of the Year awards, while big-wave rider Ross Clarke-Jones became the 34th 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 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. Ray Collins won last year’s Nikon Photo of the Year with his image of Mark Mathews, while Jack McCoy won the Nikon Surf Movie of the Year for A Deeper Shade of Blue.
The winner of the Nikon Surf Photo of the year will be awarded a new Nikon D4 DSLR. The winner of the Nikon Surf Movie of the Year will be awarded a new Nikon D800, along with over $2,000RRP of Nikon lenses and accessories.
As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations, Australia’s 10 Most Influential Surfers 1963-2013 will also be named during the Awards ceremony. The campaign is being conducted through a public vote and through votes provided by the 34 Inductees in the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame. Nominations and voting close on Monday, 31st December, 2012.
The Australian Surfing Awards is proudly supported by the NSW Government, through Destination NSW, and is a key event on the NSW Events Calendar. NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, said: “I’m delighted that the 2013 Australian Surfing Awards are being held in Sydney.
“The NSW Government is committed to securing major events for NSW and the Australian Surfing Awards during Surfing Australia’s 50th Anniversary celebrations is a great example of that commitment. Hosting the 2013 Awards will showcase the unique attractions of NSW as Australia’s premiere sporting state.”
The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame is proudly supported by the Australian Sports Commission, Nikon, Destination NSW, VB, Suncorp, TravelSIM, Australasian Surf Business Magazine and the Federal Government’s Illicit Drugs in Sport Program.
Source: Surfing Australia
Author: Tim Brimblecombe
Tags: Australia Surfing Awards, Surfing Australia, Sydney