The Surfer Pole Awards at Turtle Bay Resort

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The Surfer Poll Awards was held at the Turtle Bay Resort last Monday.  The 40th annual even is typically held in California.  Honorees and attendees seemed to have applauded the new venue.

The Surfer Poll Awards are conducted by Surfer Magazine and allows the general public to vote for their favorite wave riders and surf movies. The even is the most anticipated surfer awards event of the year.

Surfer Fred Patacchia and ESPN’s Sal Masekela hosted the show.

Here are the results:

Heavy Water Award: Jamie O’Brien (“Who is J.O.B.”)
Best Cinematography Award: Taylor Steele (“Castles in the Sky”)
Worst Wipeout Award: Derek Dunfee (“Down with the Ship”)
Best Maneuver Award: Jordy Smith (“Modern Collective”)
Best Performance Award: Jamie O’Brien (“Who is J.O.B.”)
Digital Short of the Year Award: Allan Wilson and Mickey Smith, “Dark Side of the Lens”
Breakthrough Performance Award: Craig Anderson
Best Barrel: Andy Irons (“High 5″)
Agent of Change Award: Mauli Ola Foundation
Best Documentary Award: “Sea of Darkness”
Movie of the Year: “Modern Collective”

Surfers – Top 10 Male

1. Kelly Slater
2. Dane Reynolds
3. Jordy Smith
4. Mick Fanning
5. Taj Burrow
6. Andy Irons
7. Rob Machado
8. Joel Parkinson
9. Julian Wilson
10. Owen Wright

Top Female Surfers:

1. Stephanie Gilmore
2. Carissa Moore
3. Coco Ho
4. Sofia Mulanovich
5. Alana Blanchard

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