SURFING LIFE OAKLEY BIG WAVE AWARDS 2013
NO CONTEST SINGLETS, NO RATING POINTS, JUST ONE REALLY BIG WAVE
$35,000 PRIZE MONEY UP FOR GRABS
The Surfing Life’s Oakley Big Wave Awards have been playing a huge part in Australasian surfing culture for over 10 years, celebrating the huge achievements of these incredibly fearless surfers – and this year is no different!
The Annual awards night was hosted last night by Glen Moriarty & Nick Carroll, at Simmer On The Bay, Dawes Point, with some of surfing’s legendary hero’s in attendance along with some of surf’s fresh and upcoming talent.
Categories in this year’s competition included: ‘Biggest Wave’, ‘Biggest Slab’ and ‘Biggest Paddle-In’ with the winner of the Biggest Wave ridden taking a massive cheque for $20,000 and another $15,000 award up for grabs in other categories.
This year’s finalists were solely decided on by the surfers themselves who were asked to vote for their favourite wave across each category. The winners were left in the capable hands of an elite panel of big wave experts to ultimately decide who wipes out the competition!
Big-wave prodigy Marti ‘Moose’ Paradisis took out the 2013 grand title of ‘Biggest Wave’ scoring himself a cool $20,000 cheque. Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker took out the ‘Biggest Slab’ title and the award for the ‘Biggest Paddle-in’ went to the infamous Jeff ‘Camel’ Goulden.
The Surfing Life’s Oakley Big Wave Awards has been an ongoing event which supports and celebrated the best of the best in big wave surfing, each year challenging the surfers to take it that one step further to win the ultimate Big Wave title.
WHO ATTENDED: Lil Jon, Nacho Pop, Bondi Rescue Crew, Dingo, Kurt Tippett, Perth Standlick, Delta Riggs, Short Stack, Tom Whitaker & many more of your favourite big wave surfers
Tuesday 24th July – Sydney’s elite beauty and health media gathered at top stunning eatery, Pier Restaurant in Rose Bay to enjoy an intimate breakfast to launch SunSense’s SunSensibility project.
As the beauty media sat down to enjoy the culinary delights from Pier’s exectuvie chef, Greg Doyle they were treated to a presentation from SunSense’s ambassador, Carrie Bickmore (love her!) and Dr Kerryn Greive PhD (Head of Research and Development, Ego Pharmaceuticals). Why were they there I hear you cry?
To talk more about the SunSense SunSensibility initiative! Which is a community health education project now in its second year, which aims to illustrate the importance or protecting your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays (and what happens if you don’t!).
Carrie and Kerryn discussed the SunSense UV Photobus, what it is and what it will be doing!
They explained that the mobile skin analysis centre – or SunSense UV Photobus – will tour the country providing free UV skin analyses and personalised sun protection advice to all Aussies in a bid to education about hidden UV damage and the greater concern of skin cancer.
In addition to the ‘science bit‘ the beauty media were also treating to previews of the product range, which includes sun protection, after sun and a tanning range, all made in Australia for our Australain lifestyle. The SunSense Bronze Shield SPF 30+ is a personal fave of mine!
There will be more about the SunSense UV Photobus Tour to follow nearer the time, however in the meantime, here’s some shots from the event: