Announcing the 2014 Nikon Surf Photo and Movie of the Year Winners

In partnership with Surfing Australia, we’re excited to announce this year’s winners of the 2014 Nikon Surf Photo and Surf Movie 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 winnner of the 2014 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award for his photo ‘Wedge Machine’.

The Nikon Surf Movie of the Year Award recognises the best feature-length surf movie released in 2013 filmed, produced or directed by an Australian citizen or resident. Judged on their level of contribution to the sport of surfing, entertainment, sound and visual content, this year’s awards celebrate the incredible talent and diversity of film makers in Australia. The 2014 Nikon Surf Movie of the Year Award has been awarded to world-renowned filmmaker Taylor Steele for his breathtaking feature film ‘Missing’.

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2014 Winner – Luke Shadbolt

Nikon Surfing Australia 2014 Photo of the Year Winner

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2014 Winner – Luke Shadbolt

A wave erupts as a surfer throws up his arms in awe.

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2014 winner, Luke Shadbolt has won a new Nikon D4 DSLR.

See the top 20 finalists of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2014

 

Nikon Surf Movie of the Year 2014 Winner – ‘Missing’ by Taylor Steele

Nikon Surf Movie of the Year 2014 Winner – ‘Missing’ by Taylor Steele
 

Taylor Steele’s ‘Missing’ puts ASP World Champion Mick Fanning in some of the most radical places on the planet alongside his good friends John John Florence, Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson and Tom Curren.

The project gave Mick a boarding pass with a blank destination and for 21 days he was relocated all over the world with only a passport, suitcase and surfboard. As a result, the surfing is special, raw and some of the best you’ll see on screen this year. From Africa and Ireland to Central America and Spain, the experience literally was life changing for Mick. “I was going on a trip to somewhere but I didn’t know where, kind of like being kidnapped. There was no schedule or timeline, only life. I felt like I was in the real world for the very first time and it made me so happy to see the world that clearly.”

Nikon Surf Movie of the Year 2014 winner, Taylor Steele has won a Nikon D800 along with $2,000 RRP worth of Nikkor lenses and accessories.

Click here, to view the finalists trailers including: iON the Barrel, Joel Parkinson – One Perfect Day, Drift and Slow Dance.

We look forward to seeing more great entries next year!