Thanks to surfing’s many talented filmmakers, 2016 saw more than a few praiseworthy documentaries, all shining an extra bit of light onto various corners of the surf world. From Volcom’s profile of the legendary Shawn “Barney” Barron, to the history of Newport’s infamous Wedge, to the account of a surfboard drive in Jamaica, these narratives paint the picture of the people and the places that shape our amazing sport. Take a peek at the 2016 SURFER Awards Best Documentary nominees below before the winner is revealed on December 6th.


Positive Vibrations:

Distance Between Dreams:

Surfers’ Blood:

Dirty Old Wedge: