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SURFER Awards 2016 Nominees

All the best films, barrels, maneuvers, and more

The biggest night in surfing is finally here. Tonight, the brightest stars of the surf world gather at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore for the 2016 SURFER Awards, an evening of celebration dedicated to those who brought us the year’s most unforgettable moments. We’ll be revealing the Movie of the Year, Best Maneuver, Best Barrel, and, of course, the 2016 SURFER Poll winners, chosen by you, our readers. Read the full list of nominees below, then tune in at 9:00 PM PST (7:00 PM HST) to watch the live webcast of the show.

MOVIE OF THE YEAR
Let’s Be Frank
The Smiling Bag
Gold
Forbidden Trim
Dream Steeple

BEST SHORT
Welcome Elsewhere
The Tempest
Mental Paradise
Scorched
RAGE

BEST SERIES
Twelve
The Search
Whatever Beach
License to Chill
Real Axe

BEST PERFORMANCE
Jack Freestone – (Low) Profile
Craig Anderson – Welcome Elsewhere
Cam Richards – Pardon Me
John Florence – Twelve
Mason Ho – License to Chill

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Barney
Positive Vibration
Dirty Old Wedge
Surfers Blood
Distance Between Dreams

BEST MANEUVER
John Florence (inverted frontside 360)
Mason Ho (rodeo)
Albee Layer (backside 540)
Chippa Wilson (frontside big spin)
Kai Barger (inverted frontside 360 double grab)

BEST BARREL
Albee Layer – Jaws
Owen Wright – Pipeline
Dillon Perillo – Baja
John Florence – South Pacific
Mason Ho – Pipeline

HEAVY WATER
Shane Dorian
Kai Lenny
Ian Walsh
Aaron Gold
Greg Long