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ASB MAGAZINE: The 2018 Surfer Awards presented by Pau Maui Vodka are won and done. This year’s winners are crowned from a star studded list of surfers and films who stood above the rest in 2018 and earned the coveted Surfer Poll bronze trophies for their efforts. The Surfer Awards celebrate everything awesome and inspiring from the year in surfing from abyssal barrels, staggering airs, deft storytelling and bold personalities who abound the list of nominees. However, it was a humble, grass roots surf activism film, based largely in Australia that took top honors. Patagonia’s short film ‘Nevertown’ starring Wayne Lynch and Dave Rastovich was crowned Movie Of The Year.


According to the film’s Director Sean Doherty via social media,


When we set out making this film, we weren’t quite sure what we were doing… but we did know why. Our humble surf activism film won Movie of the Year at the Surfer Poll last night which was great, but far happier the idea the film presents was recognized…that surfers need to lead in the protection of the coast and the waves. Thanks to Short Films for making it sing, to Patagonia for making it happen to Dave (Rastovich) and Wayne (Lynch) for spiritual guidance, to Surfer Magaine for the support and to all the surfing activists who gave their time for it”


You can catch Nevertown HERE;