The World Surf League Banquet… Not Just a Sit Down Dinner

26th February 2015

That’s right, last night the very best surfers in the world converged to the Gold Coast ahead of the Roxy Pro to recognise the brilliance that was women’s surfing in 2014. The girls took the occasion to dress in their best to attend the World Surf League Banquet and walk the red carpet like stars.

We’re stoked to see the girls so well represented at the awards and with some bloody impressive nominations to boot. Check out the clips below! SEE ALSO OUR EXCLUSIVE CHAT WITH WCT COMMISSIONER JESSI MILEY-DYER 

Congratulations to the 2014 winners

World Championship Tour Champion Stephanie Gilmore (Australia)

World Junior Champion Mahina Maeda (Hawaii)

World Longboard Champion Chelsea Williams (Australia)

Breakthrough Performer Johanne Defay (France)

Heat of the Year Tyler Wright and Stephanie Gilmore – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Move of the Year Lakey Peterson (USA) – Aerial at Trestles

Wave of the Year Stephanie Gilmore (Australia) – Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles

“Every heat last year was do or die,” Stephanie Gilmore said. “The level of talent on tour has never been higher and the surfing has never been more exciting. To come away with a win in that kind of environment was incredibly rewarding on a personal level and it gives me great confidence heading into the year and women’s surfing for the future.”

“It is because of my support team that I’m here tonight,” Mahina Medina said. “My family, my friends, my fellow surfers on tour and my country. Brazil never had a world champion before”.

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