Published on 28/04/2022

CASUARINA/NSW(Thursday,April 28th/2022): The votes are in and the finalists are locked across fifteen categories in this year’s Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating The Hall of Fame. Iconic names like like Stephanie Gilmore, Jack Robinson, Joel Parkinson, Sam Bloom and Bede Durbidge are just a few on the honour roll. 

Chris Mater, CEO, Surfing Australia, said, “Surfing’s night of nights is something all of us look forward to each and every year. To be able to come together as a community to celebrate the biggest and best in the business of surfing in Australia is a privilege we certainly don’t take for granted at Surfing Australia.”

Top Ten Finalists in the 2022 Australian Surf Photo of The Year Category will be announced May 3rd via official press release. 

The Australian Surfing Awards is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

2022 Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating the Hall of Fame FINALISTS:

Male Surfer of the Year

Liam O’Brien

Morgan Cibilic 

Jack Robinson

Female Surfer of the Year  

Isabella Nichols

Stephanie Gilmore

Molly Picklum  
Griffith University Rising Star Award – Female

Quincy Symonds

Sierra Kerr

Willow Hardy
Griffith University Rising Star Award – Male  

Lennix Smith

Kobi Clements

Jarvis Earle 
Oakley Heavy Water Award  

Kipp Caddy

Russell Bierke

Zac Haynes 

Reeftip Greater Good Award 

Bells 50 Year Storm

Surf Aid’s Make A Wave

Ian Jarman   

    Peter Troy Lifetime Award  

Mark Lane

Mark Windon

Brenda Miley

Ruffie Coach Of The Year

Bede Durbidge

Andy King

Jay Thompson    

ACCIONA Innovation Award 

Surf Lakes

Dark Arts

Sandon Point Boardriders/SLSC   

Zambrero Surf Culture Award    

Jade Wheatley

Surfing NSW “Her Wave”

WA Surf Gallery 

Simon Anderson Club Award  

Snapper Rocks Surfriders Club

Queenscliff Boardriders Club

North Narrabeen Boardriders Club

Woolworths Indigenous Surfing Community Celebration Award 

La Perouse Boardriders

Surfing Victoria Indigenous Engagement Program

Waybarra Surf Camp’ by Juraki Surf Culture    

Female Para-Surfer of The Year Award 

Sam Bloom

Jocelyn Neumeuller 

Sarah Jane Gibson

Male Para-Surfer of The Year Award

Mark Stewart

Gavin Bellis

Matt Formston

Surfing Australia Surf Video of the Year    


“Surfing” by Dan Scott

“Re-Pulse” by Justin Gane

World-renowned Surf Journalist Nick Carroll continues in the role of Curator of the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame.

The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame is proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, QT Gold Coast,  Griffith University, Reeftip Drinks Co., Zambrero, ACCIONA,  Modus Operandi, Andrew Peace Wines and OnStone.

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