In partnership with Surfing Australia, we’re excited to announce this year’s winners of the 2017 Nikon Surf Photo and Surf Video of the Year Awards.
This year’s awards have again shown the calibre of surf photography and film production in Australia, which made the judging process a very tough one.
The Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award is a prestigious award that recognises the ‘best of the best’ of Australian surf photographers. Congratulations to Luke Shadbolt winner of the 2017 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award for his photo ‘Maelstrom 1’.
The Nikon Surf Video of the Year recognises the best surf video or film, of any length or format, made by an Australian in 2016. The 2017 Nikon Surf Video of the Year Award has been awarded to Garage Entertainment for their feature film You And Me – The David ‘Barney’ Miller Story
Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2017 Winner – Luke Shadbolt
“Shot during the volatile El Nino season of 2016, Maelstrom 1 offers a cursory glimpse of the exchange, cycle and balance of power fundamental to the functioning of our planet and its oceans.”
Nikon Surf Video of the Year 2017 Winner
“Active and life loving David ‘Barney’ Miller was a passenger in a tragic car accident that left him a quadriplegic, unable to use his arms and legs ever again. As expected he enters a dark time in his life, but through the love and support of his family, friends (world surfing champion, Mick Fanning) and finding his soul mate, Kathryn ‘Kate’ Southwell, he takes on the impossible. He makes it his mission to kneel when he proposes to Kate, stand at the altar as they get married and dance with her as husband and wife.”
Click here, to view the finalists trailers including: Society Unseen by Rick Rifici, The Man & The Sea by Andrew Kaineder, Bezerke by Andrew Kaineder and The Scandalous Dance Of Zakary Grey by Howard Groves