Oakley Battle Clips is back for 2018 to once again bring attention to Australia\u2019s young surfing talent and also reward those behind the camera. After five months of barrels, turns and battles for the best air, Battle Clips is down to four finalists with the winner to be crowned later this week.\r\n\r\nFor the final round, the four finalists travelled to Hawaii with the mySURF.tv crew to each shoot a 2-3 minute video which will be included in the Oakley Battle Clips surf film.\r\n\r\nThe voting period has already closed, with public opinion via social media making up a third of the overall judging score. An expert panel of Surfing Australia and Oakley representatives will determine the overall winner who will take home the grand prize of $20,000 cash and $5,000 of Nikon camera gear.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe winner will be crowned at a special event and screening of the Oakley Battle Clips film at the Nudie Australian Board Rider\u2019s Battle National final in Newcastle on 16 February 2018. Now let\u2019s take a look at the finalists:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BfAPdbqB_eE\/?hl=en\r\n\r\nMitch Parkinson, Coolangatta, QLD - Mitch comes from a strong surfing pedigree which has seen him grow into one of Australia\u2019s best young surfing talents. Mitch has been chasing his dream of earning a place on the WSL Championship Tour, without the backing of a major sponsor. Mitch is funding his Qualifying series campaign through working his day job as a landscaper, recently placing first in the Taiwan Open of Surfing.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nNick Vasicek, Coolangatta, QLD \u2013 Nick has earned the reputation of one of the best backhand tube riders in the world. Nick, otherwise known as \u201cVasa\u201d came within a whisker of qualifying for the WSL Championship Tour in 2015 and has since been grinding his way through the QS to make the top 34. When he\u2019s not competing, you can be sure to find Nick chasing swells around the globe.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSoli Bailey, Byron Bay, NSW \u2013 Soli first began surfing at the age of two. He\u2019s undoubtedly one of Australia\u2019s hottest young competitive prospects. A stylish and powerful natural-footer, Soli\u2019s recent successes include a 1st place in the 2016 Volcom Pipeline Pro and 3rd place in the 2017 Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BfDN2T7hHj_\/?hl=en\r\n\r\nLuke Hynd, Burleigh Heads, QLD \u2013 Luke has ditched the competition scene to pursue a career as a freesurfer, focusing all of his attention on travelling the globe in search of perfect waves. Luke AKA \u201cLouie\u201d has earned a reputation as one of the most stylish and progressive surfers in the world, and with the support of major sponsors such as Rip Curl, Louie has already travelled to some of the best surfing locations on the planet, shooting surf clips and pushing his surfing to the limits.\r\n\r\nFor everyone who can\u2019t make it to the Nudie Australian Board Rider\u2019s Battle National final in Newcastle this coming Friday, A MySurf TV\u2013 Oakley Battle Clips Special will air on Channel 9 at 10 am on Sunday 18th February.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.