Whether you’re a photographer, surfer or just like cool shit – the 2019 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Comp will have something to tickle your fancy. Many of us have an indescribable pull towards the big blue splash pool, but there’s no doubt that the following photographers have got the bug a little more than everyone else. Like a pisshead to the pub, these shutterbugs probably spend more time submerged in salt water than they do with their family. As heartbreaking as this image is, push the thought aside and look at the results before you worry about little Timmy’s relationship with his father.
The Nikon Surf Photo Comp is a cracking opportunity for budding surf videographers and photographers alike to have their name and work celebrated. Alongside Surfing Australia, Nikon brought together a panel of thirteen high-profile judges (including a personal hero of mine Steph Gilmore) to determine who will be taking home the crown for the best Surf Photo for 2019.
The photographs are assessed on:
- Innovation and creativity
- Dramatic affect and sensory impact
- Uniqueness and
- Creative composition
This might sound like simlish to you, the main point is that these are some bloody pretty pictures. Have a sticky beak and let us know your thoughts. Winners will be announced at the Surfing Australia Awards Night on April 2nd.
Ted Grambeau – Monster Nias
Ted Grambeau – Gold Nias
Ted Grambeau – Late Larry
Stu Gibson – Pumping Lightning
Simon Williams – Flying
Scott Harrison – The Reward
Russel Ord – Tom Carrol
Paul Smith – Unfinished Smypathy
Matthew Tidesley – Nocturnal Impact
Matthew Tidesley – Nocturnal Curl
Jack Respondak – Harry Bryant, South Coast
Jan Wainwright-Wilson – Welcome Ceremony
Ed Sloan – Stephanie Gilmore
Duncan Macfarlane – Anthony Walsh, Pipeline
Angus Sheridan – Sunset Air
Andrew Kaineder – North Atlantic Power
Scott Bauer – Marcus Moments
Ray Collins – Mountains
Winners will be announced at the Surfing Australia Awards Night on April 2nd.