Announcing the Nikon Surf Photo & Movie of the Year 2013!

In partnership with Surfing Australia, we’re thrilled to reveal the winners of the 2013 Nikon Surf Photo & Movie of the Year.

These awards are hotly contested by the cream of Australia’s surf photographers and filmmakers, who constantly raise the bar in their pursuit of quintessential surf imagery.

Previous winners include Jon Frank, Stuart Gibson and Jeremy Wilmotte, whose work is published and celebrated worldwide. The award criteria defines that the photo can be taken anywhere around the world by an Australian photographer, and can represent action, water, lifestyle, lineup or portrait photography.

The Nikon Surf Movie of the Year Award celebrates the best feature-length surf movie released in 2012 filmed, produced or directed by an Australian citizen or resident.

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 select panel of judges certainly had their work cut out trying to choose the winner!

Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark says, “This year’s nominations really portrayed the outstanding photographic and film content being produced from within the Australian surf community. Our sport and lifestyle has such a natural fit with photography and movies and the Nikon Photo and Movie Awards are a great celebration of the best of the best for the past year.”

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2013 Winner – Peter Joli Wilson

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2013 Winner - Peter Joli Wilson

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2013 Winner – Peter Joli Wilson

Big wave surfer Mark Healey has undone his leg-rope and is trying to penetrate the face of the wave as a huge wave rolls through Cloudbreak.

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2013 winner, Peter Joli Wilson has won a new Nikon D4 DSLR.

Check out the top 20 Finalists of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2013:

See the top 20 photos that made the final judging in the 2013 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year awards in this amazing video sponsored by Surfing Australia. You’ll be inspired by the images, and how they reflect what’s special about surfing.

Our congratulations to Peter Joli Wilson for winning the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2013 and to the top 20 finalists including Andy Chiz, Mark Onorati, Billy Morris, Russell Ord, Ted Grambeau, Luke Shadbolt, Ray Collins, Dane Peterson and Deb Morris.

Nikon Surf Movie of the Year 2013 Winner – Storm Surfers 3D by Madman Entertainment/Chris Nelius

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Nikon Surf Movie of the Year 2013 – Storm Surfers 3D by Madman Entertainment/Chris Nelius – Click image to play trailer

STORM SURFERS 3D is an epic adventure-documentary following Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones, two-time world champion Tom Carroll and surf forecaster Ben Matson on their quest to find and ride the biggest, most dangerous waves in Australia.

Using state-of-the-art 3D camera technology, Storm Surfers 3D offers a truly immersive experience for the audience – inside the barrel of a 30 foot wave!

Nikon Surf Movie of the Year Entrants are judged on the contribution to the sport of surfing, innovation and creativity, entertainment, sound and visual content.

And on these criteria, Storm Surfers 3D is a worthy winner.

Nikon Surf Movie of the Year 2013 winner, Chris Nelius has scored a new Nikon D800, along with up to $2,000 RRP of Nikon lenses and accessories.

Our congratulations to Chris Nelius for winning the Nikon Surf Movie of the Year 2013 and to the finalists including ‘Dear Suburbia’ and ‘Immersion’. To view the movie trailers click here.

We look forward to your entries next year!