Last night, on December 6, a veritable mix of who’s who in the surfing world came together at Turtle Bay Resort for the 45th annual Surfer Poll awards. Hosted by Hawaii’s own Sunny Garcia, the show—which serves as a chance for SURFER Magazine’s readers to vote for their favorite surfers—was a mix of laughs, the occasional awkward moment, and an homage to the surfers we’ve lost this year.
For the second year in a row, the North Shore’s own John Florence found himself in the top position. On the women’s side, Honolulu native and current world champion Carissa Moore took home the win.
To inject a bit of comedy into the awards show, Adam Devine, star of hit show Workaholics, presented the Best Maneuver award to John Florence. Devine is currently filming a Comedy Central Show title “House Party” on the North Shore.
As the night wore on and the final hardware was presented to the winners, the party moved from the ballroom into the lobby bar and Surfer The Bar were the surf world mingled and laughed until the early morning hours.
Big mahalos to all the surfers and sponsors who support this amazing event.
2015 SURFER Poll Results
Men’s Poll Winners:
1. John Florence
2. Kelly Slater
3. Mick Fanning
4. Julian Wilson
5. Gabriel Medina
6. Owen Wright
7. Dane Reynolds
8. Filipe Toledo
9. Kolohe Andino
10. Joel Parkinson
Women’s Poll Winners:
1. Carissa Moore
2. Sally Fitzgibbons
3. Coco Ho
4. Stephanie Gilmore
5. Alana Blanchard
Movie of the Year: View From A Blue Moon (Blake Kueny and John Florence)
Best Performance: John Florence, View From A Blue Moon
Best Short: “Sampler” (Marine Layer Productions)
Best Documentary: The Fisherman’s Son (Chris Malloy)
Best Web Series: #Tournotes (Peter King)
Worst Wipeout: Niccolo Porcella, Teahupoo
Best Barrel: Nathan Florence, Teahupoo
Best Maneuver: John Florence, View From A Blue Moon
Heavy Water: Jamie Mitchell
Agent of Change: North Shore Land Trust
A.I. Breakthrough Performance: Filipe Toledo