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And The Winners Are…

Recapping the top honors at the 2016 SURFER Awards

The results are in, the champagne is uncorked, and we are pleased to announce this year’s SURFER Award winners. Below, you’ll find a list of surfers and filmmakers who defined 2016. They entertained us all year, raised the bar for surfing performance and creativity behind the lens, and maybe even inspired us to try a 540 or two (not that we’ve actually landed any). See the names that took top honors at the SURFER Awards, and watch highlights from the night below.

MOVIE OF THE YEAR: Let’s Be Frank
 

BEST SHORT: The Tempest
 

BEST SERIES: License to Chill
 

BEST PERFORMANCE: John Florence – Twelve
 

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Distance Between Dreams
 

BEST MANEUVER: Albee Layer
 

BEST BARREL: Albee Layer – Jaws
 

HEAVY WATER: Greg Long
 

A.I. BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Mason Ho
 

AGENT OF CHANGE: Friends of Sunset Beach
 

MEN’S SURFER POLL:
10. Mason Ho
9. Kolohe Andino
8. Dane Reynolds
7. Filipe Toledo
6. Jordy Smith
5. Julian Wilson
4. Gabriel Medina
3. Mick Fanning
2. Kelly Slater
1. John Florence
 

WOMEN’S SURFER POLL:
10. Sage Erickson
9. Sally Fitzgibbons
8. Bethany Hamilton
7. Courtney Conlogue
6. Tatiana Weston-Webb
5. Alana Blanchard
4. Coco Ho
3. Stephanie Gilmore
2. Tyler Wright
1. Carissa Moore