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ASB MAGAZINE: Nominations are now open for the 2020 Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame. Australian surfing’s night of nights will be hosted in Queensland for the next two years with the 2020 Awards night to be held on Wednesday 25th March 2020 at QT Gold Coast.

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said Queensland was a natural fit to host the awards and that Tourism and Events Queensland support the event because it attracts visitors to the region which creates jobs in tourism.

“It’s only natural that Queensland also plays host to the annual celebration of Australia’s surfing community. We’re honoured to have secured this prestigious event for a further two years.”

2018 World Surf League (WSL) Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore and 2018 WSL Men’s Runner-up Julian Wilson took the honours last year for the Male and Female Surfer of the Year awards, while Wendy Botha became the 41st inductee into the Hall of Fame.

Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, The QT Gold Coast couldn’t be a more suitable venue for celebrating and crowing winners across a variety of categories. Adding to the high stakes will be new award categories; Coach of the Year and the Innovation Award.

Other awards to be presented on the night will be:

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

To nominate someone in any of the below awards, visit: australiansurfingawards.com 

NOTE: Nominations close February 14th, 2020.

The winner of the Nikon Surf Video of the Year Award will receive the award-winning Nikon Z 6 with the NIKKOR Z 24-70 f/4 S and FTZ adapter, while the winner of the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award will take home the high-resolution Nikon Z 7 with the NIKKOR Z 24-70 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.

The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame is proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, QT Gold Coast, Nikon, nudie, Hyundai, Griffith University, Australasian Surf Business Magazine and 2XP.