Nominations open for 2023 Australian Surfing Awards

Published on 11/11/2022

CASUARINA, NSW (November 10, 2022): Nominations open for the 2023 Australian Surfing Awards.

The 39th Australian Surfing Awards are just a few months away and you can have your say on who will pick up one of the coveted titles with nominations now open.

This year there are 17 categories including the new addition of Surf School of the Year.

Awards are presented to those who have made a significant contribution to the development of surfing in Australia from Male Surfer of the Year to Female Surfer of the Year, Coach of the Year, Surf Culture and Indigenous Surfing Community Celebration.

If you love big waves you can vote for the Heavy Water Award or even submit a photo or video for the Surf Photo of the Year and Surf Video of the Year categories and it’s easy using our online form.

The event will also see an athlete inducted into Surfing Australia’s Hall of Fame. Lat year Joel Parkinson was added to the prestigious list joining other world-class Aussie athletes Stephanie Gilmore, Julian Wilson, Owen Wright, Mick Fanning and Sally Fitzgibbons.

Surfing Australia CEO, Chris Mater said: “It has been an incredible year for our surfers & community, and we look forward to celebrating their achievements at the Australian Surfing Awards. This is a chance to recognise not only our top athletes but also the broad spectrum of individuals and organisations who are involved in the sport through events, business, media, photography, movies, clubs, travel, administration or pioneering new initiatives.”

Nominations close on December 18, 2022.

The 17 categories are:

Male Surfer of the Year
Harvey Norman Female Surfer of the Year
Male Para Surfer of the Year
Female Para Surfer of the Year
Griffith University Male Rising Star Award (18 & Under)
Griffith University Female Rising Star Award (18 & Under)
Heavy Water Award
Reef Tip Greater Good Award
Peter Troy Lifetime Achievement Award
Coach of the Year Award
Surf School of the Year Award
Simon Anderson Club Award
Acciona Innovation Award
Surf Culture Award
Indigenous Surfing Community Celebration Award
Surf Photo of the Year
Surf Video of the Year

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