2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Winners Announcement

In partnership with Surfing Australia, we’re excited to announce this year’s winners of the 2018 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.

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2018 Winner

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 Trent Mitchell, winner of the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award for his photo ‘Unbound’.

Unbound by Trent Mitchell

The winning photo is a part of Trent’s “Tessellated Seas” collection which he worked on between 2013 – 2018.

“Unbound, my work in progress, represents an inward personal journey of reconnection with the sea. I use light, movement and water to engage the viewer with familiar seascapes in an unfamiliar way.”

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2018 winner, Trent Mitchell has won a Nikon D850 and a NIKKOR AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR worth a total of $6,800.

See the top 20 finalists of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2018.

Nikon Surf Video of the Year 2018 Winner

The Nikon Surf Video of the Year recognises the best surf video or film, of any length or format, made by an Australian in 2017.

Congratulations to Tim Bonython winner of the 2018 Nikon Surf Video of the Year award for his film ‘The Big Wave Project – A Band of Brothers’.

Tim is an award winning ocean cinematographer whose video follows the raw and uncensored journey into one of the world’s most exciting challenges: riding the world’s biggest wave.

“The ‘Big Wave Project – A Band of Brothers’ depicts the history of the how the sport has developed from humble origins to modern tow-in surfing with the latest challenges of returning to the simple art of unassisted paddling into 100-foot walls of water. The production of the ‘Big Wave Project – A Band of Brothers’ has taken Tim Bonython around the planet to interview the world’s most renowned big wave surfers to document the biggest & craziest waves. It’s a narrative film that will scare as much as it will exhilarate the viewer.”

Nikon Surf Video of the Year 2018 winner, Tim Bonython has won a Nikon D850 and a NIKKOR AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR worth a total of $6,800.

Click here, to view the finalists trailers including: Maurice Cole: The First Wave by Peter Baker and The Church of the Open Sky by Nathan Oldfield.