Some of the biggest names in surfing have been revealed as finalists in the 2022 Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame. Jack Robinson, Ethan Ewing, Stephanie Gilmore and Sophie McCulloch are among the top athletes who could take out Male and Female Surfer of the Year.
Surfing Australia CEO, Chris Mater said: “You won’t be too surprised by the finalists given the high calibre of surfing in 2022. It’s been an epic 12 months for our athletes and the surfing community making this year’s event one of the most exciting yet. This is a chance to recognise not only our top surfers but also those who work behind the scenes in events, business, media, photography and more.”
Australia Surfing’s night of nights will be held at QT Gold Coast on Thursday, 16th February.
Hosted by surf media icons, Vaughan Blakey and Jess Grimwood, the awards honour the best surfers over the past 12 months across 17 categories, adding to the excitement of our biggest gong, the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame, which this year goes to Taj Burrow.
Finalists for 2022 Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating The Hall of Fame:
MALE SURFER OF THE YEAR
HARVEY NORMAN FEMALE SURFER OF THE YEAR
MALE PARA SURFER OF THE YEAR
Mark Mono Stewart
FEMALE PARA SURFER OF THE YEAR
Sarah Jane Gibson
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY MALE RISING STAR
Marlon Jesse Harrison
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY FEMALE RISING STAR
HEAVY WATER AWARD
REEFTIP GREATER GOOD AWARD
Equal Pay for Equal Play – Lucy Small and Kate Allman
Cooper Chapman – The Good Human Factory
PETER TROY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
RUFFIE COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD
SURF SCHOOL OF THE YEAR AWARD
Coastrider Surf Academy
Maroochydore Surf School
Midwest Surf School – Keith Roffman
ACCIONA INNOVATION AWARD
Yamaha 2022 FXHO Jet Ski
Stuart Campbell – Exo Flex Techonlogy / Campbell Designed
Garmin Instinct Solar – Surf Edition
ZAMBRERO SURF CULTURE AWARD
Gill Hutchison & Willem-Dirk du Toit – Surf Life Book
Legends of Surf 72 – Andrew McKinnon, Karen Neilsen, Rod Brooks
SIMON ANDERSON CLUB AWARD
Long Reef Boardriders Club
Coffs Harbour Boardriders Club
Mermaid Nobby’s Miami (MNM) Boardriders
WOOLWORTHS INDIGENOUS SURFING COMMUNITY CELEBRATION AWARD
Macquarie Sports (Macquarie Group)
SURFING AUSTRALIA SURF VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Slow Lane – Laurie Towner
Facing Monsters | Garage Entertainment
SURF PHOTO OF THE YEAR
Members of the general public can purchase tickets HERE.
The Australian Surfing Awards are supported by Major Events Gold Coast and the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
The Awards are also supported by Harvey Norman, Griffith University, Reeftip Drinks Co., Zambrero, ACCIONA, QT Gold Coast, Steel City and Andrew Peace Wines.