It’s the finest award in all of surf photography. Call it an honor. Call it a kickstart. Call it $5K and a whole lotta prestige. We’ll just call it Follow The Light. The five 2015 Follow The Light Finalists were hand picked over the weekend, and you can browse through a photo from each of them above. Familiarize yourself with the names. We’re sure you’ll be seeing a lot of ’em.
And for those of you who are just tuning in (please read that line in strangely sexual radioman voice), Follow The Light is an annual award given out to a promising up and coming surf photographer. It’s all in the memory of late SURFING Photo Editor Larry “Flame” Moore. The winner will be announced at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach on July 28th, smack dab in the middle of the neon thickets of the US Open of Surfing. See you there.