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ASB MAGAZINE: Nominations are now open for the 2019 Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame.  Surfing Australia’s night of nights will be held on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Tuesday April 2nd at QT Gold Coast. Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the Australian Surfing Awards were a natural fit for Queensland.

“It’s fitting that we’re welcoming the Australian Surfing Awards back to Surfers Paradise for the second year running. Surfers love coming to Queensland and every year our beaches play host to some of the biggest names in the sport,” she said.

“Queensland is known around the world for its iconic beaches and we’re proud to have to some of the best surf breaks on the planet.

“We’re growing Queensland’s reputation as a world-class destination to host major events. We’re proud to again host the Australian Surfing Awards on the Gold Coast.”

World Surf League (WSL) siblings Owen Wright and 2017 WSL Women’s World Champion Tyler Wright took the honours last year for the Male and Female Surfer of the Year awards, while Pauline Menczer became the 40th inductee into the Hall of Fame.

Other awards to be presented on the night will be:

MALE SURFER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE SURFER OF THE YEAR
RISING STARS (MALE & FEMALE)
HEAVY WATER AWARD
ASB GREATER GOOD AWARD
PETER TROY LIFESTYLE AWARD
SURF CULTURE AWARD
SIMON ANDERSON CLUB AWARD
NIKON SURF VIDEO OF THE YEAR
NIKON SURF PHOTO OF THE YEAR
AUSTRALIAN SURFING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

The winners of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year and Nikon Surf Video of the Year will each receive a new Nikon Z7, along with the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S and FTZ adapter.

World-renowned Surf Journalist Nick Carroll continues in the role of Curator of the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame.

Operated with the support of Tourism and Events Queensland, the Australian Surfing Awards is renowned for recognising the best in surfing talent.

To nominate, visit: australiansurfingawards.com

NOTE: Nominations close Friday February 15th, 2019.

The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame is proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, QT Gold Coast, Nikon, nudie, Australasian Surf Business Magazine, 2XP, XXXX Summer Bright Lager and DrinkWise.

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