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.
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.
Just a few other highlights of the evening included the inaugural Male and Female Para Surfer of The Year winners in Para World Champions Sam Bloom and Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart, Surfing Western Australia’s Mark Lane taking out the Peter Troy Lifetime Award, the WA Surf Gallery @ Aravina Estate was acknowledged with the Zambrero Surf Culture 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
Female Surfer of the Year
Griffith University Rising Star Award – Female
Griffith University Rising Star Award – Male
Oakley Heavy Water Award
Reeftip Greater Good Award
Surf Aid’s Make A Wave
Peter Troy Lifetime Award
Ruffie Coach Of The Year
ACCIONA Innovation Award
Zambrero Surf Culture Award
WA Surf Gallery @ Aravina Estate
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
Male Para-Surfer of The Year Award
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.