SURFER Poll Awards to stream Dec. 6

Nov. 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Local surfer and actor Kala Alexander is interviewed on the red carpet prior to the start of the 2012 SURFER Poll Awards at Turtle Bay Resort. (Star-Advertiser File)

Local surfer and actor Kala Alexander is interviewed on the red carpet prior to the start of the 2012 SURFER Poll Awards at Turtle Bay Resort. (Star-Advertiser File)

BY ELIZABETH KIESZKOWSKI / ekieszkowski@staradvertiser.com

SURFER Poll video award-winners, including a reader-chosen honoree for “Worst Wipeout,” will be announced at the live-streamed, red-carpet SURFER Poll Awards at Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer, The Bar on Dec. 6.

Nominees were chosen from films and shorts produced in 2012. This year’s event will be the 43rd annual awards ceremony, fashioned as a “celebration of surfing as popular culture.”

The invitation-only event begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. It will be broadcast online at SURFERpoll.com.

Kelly Slater on stage at the 2012 SURFER Poll Awards. (Star-Advertiser File)

Kelly Slater on stage at the 2012 SURFER Poll Awards. (Star-Advertiser File)

Nominees, location and video source, when noted, are listed below. The ceremony will also include awards for Breakthrough Performer, Agent of Change and Top 10 Men and Top 5 Women surfers, as voted for by readers of SURFER magazine.

Best Barrel

» Craig Anderson, Skeleton Bay, “Slow Dance”
» John Florence, Tahiti, “Done”
» Josh Kerr, Kirra, “Kirra 13”
» Randall Paulson, Pipeline, “Forecast Barrels”
» Jordy Smith, Mozambique, “Now Now”
» Didier Tinhin, Tahiti, “Tropically Yours”
» Dave Wassel, Tahiti, “Tropically Yours”

Worst Wipeout

» Peter Craig, Mullaghmore, Ireland, “Hallow Week”
» Adam D’Esposito, Teahupoo, “Tropically Yours”
» Tereva David, Teahupoo, “Tropically Yours”
» Nakoa Decoite, Jaws, “Buttermilk Biscuits”
» Tom Dosland, Jaws, “Buttermilk Biscuits”
» Alain Riou, Teahupoo, “Tropically Yours”

Heavy Water

» Grant “Twiggy” Baker
» Carlos Burle
» Kohl Christensen
» Shawn Dollar
» Shane Dorian
» Mark Healey
» Greg Long
» Garrett McNamara
» Koa Rothman
» Ian Walsh

Best Documentary

» “The Ductumentary,” directed by Graham Nash and Reagan Richie
» “Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau,” directed by Sam George
» “The North Canyon,” directed by Gustavo Neves
» “Uncharted Waters,” directed by Craig Griffin

Best Short

» “Abyss,” directed by Jay Grant
» “Begin Again,” directed by Blake Kueny
» “Highline,” directed by Ryan Perry
» “Ice Cream,” directed by Joe G
» “Now Now,” directed by Jacob Wooden
» “Nti Sheeto,” directed by Dion Agius

Best Performance

» Craig Anderson, “Slow Dance”
» Conner Coffin, “Highline”
» Shane Dorian, “Anything Sing”
» Mick Fanning, “Anything Sing”
» John Florence, “Done”
» Jordy Smith, “Now Now”

Movie of the Year

» “Done,” directed by Blake Kueny
» “Hawaii: The Legend of Eddie Aikau,” directed by Sam George
» “Slow Dance,” directed by Dane Reynolds
» “Tropically Yours,” directed by David Malcolm
» “Uncharted Waters, directed by Craig Griffin

In addition to SURFER magazine, sponsors include FIAT, GoPro, House of Marley, KRU 82 Vodka, Leatherman, Martin Guitars, Red Bull, Turtle Bay Resort and Oceanic Time Warner Cable.

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