Nikon Surf Photo of the Year - Finalists

The Australian Surfing Awards are being held next Wednesday night and a popular feature of the night will be the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year. The Nikon Surf Photo of the Year showcases the finest work taken by Australia's best surf photographers during the past 12 months.

The judging panel includes 15 members of the surfing community including competitor, industry and media representatives. These are the finalists.

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year - Finalists

The Australian Surfing Awards are being held next Wednesday night and a popular feature of the night will be the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year. The Nikon Surf Photo of the Year showcases the finest work taken by Australia's best surf photographers during the past 12 months.

The judging panel includes 15 members of the surfing community including competitor, industry and media representatives. These are the finalists.

Daly Head and the National Surfing Reserves cause

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Daly Head and the National Surfing Reserves cause

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Stu Nettle

Two days before Swellnet left for a work trip to South Australia's Yorke Peninsula a 4.5 metre white shark was spotted in local waters. It was a reminder that while Western Australia may be making a run for the title, South Australia is still the heavyweight champion of the shark world. It also served as a sharp reminder to keep your wits when in South Australian waters

On Drugs

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On Drugs

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blindboy

If we believe our own mythology, surfing has always been riddled with drugs. These days we probably don't deviate very much from the national average for our demographic profile, but that is hardly the point. We have all seen the damage both to the well known and the unknown and would like to reduce it. These are not statistics, these are those whose skills we admire, these are our friends and family. We give a shit and would like to convert that feeling into something more than sentimental, self-indulgent emotionalism.

Damion Fuller is: The Board Collector

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Damion Fuller is: The Board Collector

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Stu Nettle

At the base of Damion Fuller's Board Collector blog is the motto: "Buy high, sell low, enjoy the ride." It's an excellent summation of the values Damion, an industrial designer by trade, adheres to when indulging his old fibreglass obsession. Rather than merely hoarding boards Damion has an express purpose - a method in his board collecting madness - and it's certainly not financial gain.