SURFER Awards 2017: Best Maneuver Nominees

Making moves, melting minds

Think back to the memorable edits you’ve watched in your lifetime, and you can probably trace back to a particular moment — a particular move — that orients how the production sits in your brain’s hard drive. This year’s SURFER Award nominees for Best Maneuver feature some of the most gifted aerialists of our time–Albee Layer, Dane Reynold, John Florence, Julian Wilson, and Matt Meola–throwing alley-oops and inverted spins that left us slack-jawed. If airshows ever make a comeback, consider these maneuvers in your dream heat. Who do you think deserves the win? Let us know in the comments section.

ALBEE LAYER (2:00)

DANE REYNOLDS (7:29)

JOHN FLORENCE

JULIAN WILSON (6:48)

MATT MEOLA (4:00)