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Congratulations to all the 2016 Finalists…..


Mens Brand of the Year Boardshort of the Year
Billabong Billabong: Platinum X – Pulse X
Rip Curl Quiksilver: AG47 New Wave Bonded
Rusty Rip Curl: Mirage MF Focus
Vissla Rusty: Evil Dumpster
Volcom Vissla: Skeleton Coast
Ladies Brand of the Year Wetsuit of the Year  
Billabong Billabong: Furnace Carbon X
Rip Curl O’Neill: Psycho 3
Roxy Patagonia: R2 Yulex Nexskin Full Suit Front Zip
Rusty Rip Curl: Flashbomb Zip Free
Seafolly Vissla: 7 Seas
Breakthrough Brand of the Year   Surfboard of the Year
Modom Channel Islands: Sampler
Nike SB Vision Firewire: EVO – Firewire / Tomo
Obfive Haydenshapes: Hypto Krypto Futureflex
RVCA JS Industries: HYFI Blackbox II
Vissla Rusty: The Sista Brotha (Noa Deane Model)
Swimwear Brand of the Year Surfing Accessory of the Year
Billabong Futures Fins: Generation Series
Rip Curl Nixon: Ultratide
Roxy Rip Curl: Rifles Tide Watch
Seafolly Surf Hardware International: FCS Traction
Tigerlily The Leisure Collective: Creatures Dry Lite Day Bag
Footwear Brand of the Year  Sunglass of the Year
DC Carve: Volley
Havaianas Dragon:  Monarch
Kustom Electric: Knoxille S-Line
Reef Oakley:  Latch
Rusty Otis: Youngblood
 Mens Marketing Campaign of the Year
 Billabong: Life’s Better in Boardshorts
 Quiksilver: Dark Rituals
 Rip Curl: The Search
 Rusty: Have you seen my pants  |
 Volcom: Welcome To Water  
 Ladies Marketing Campaign of the Year
 Billabong: A Bikini Kinda Life
 Rip Curl: My Bikini
 Roxy: POPSurf
 Rusty: Have you seen my pants  |
 Seafolly: Gigi Hadid
 Core Board Store of the Year  Sales Office of the Year
 Aloha Surf, NSW  Billabong National Customer Service
 Sanbah, NSW  Creatures of Leisure
 Slimes, NSW  Dragon Alliance South Pacific – Torquay
 Strapper Surf, VIC  Quiksilver Torquay Customer Service
Surf Culture, NSW  Volcom Australia & New Zealand
 NSW Retailer of the Year  NSW Sales Representative of the Year
 Aquatique  Zoe Caswell – Billabong
 Coopers Surf Australia  Ben Starkey – O’Neill
 Saltwater Wine | Stormriders  Adam Sharp – Rip Curl
 Sanbah Surf Shop   Nathan Marsh – The Leisure Collective
 Slimes  Dave Hyslop – Volcom
 QLD Retailer of the Year  QLD Sales Representative of the Year
 Beachbeat Surfshops  Shaye Newman – Billabong
 Freetime Surf  Joel McCabe – Inspired Youth Agency
 Mt Woodgee Surfboards  Luke Boman – Modern Supply Co
 Red Zoo Kawana  John Michaliades – Oakley
 Tript Port Douglas  Jamie Thomson – Rusty
 SA/NT Retailer of the Year  SA/NT Sales Representative of the Year
 Beaches Apparel  Travis Ochota – Bishop Agencies
 Extreme Boardriders  Bruce Howarth – Dragon/Nike SB Vision
 JR’s Surf & Ski  Ryan Anderson – Instant Agencies
 JT Surf & Skate  Amy Stephan – Rusty
 Lincoln Surf Co  Ben Stephan – Rusty
 VIC/TAS Retailer of the Year  VIC/TAS  Sales Representative of the Year
 Lorne Surf Shop  Mark Nielsen – Dragon/Nike SB Vision
 Red Herring Surf  Reid Young – Dragon/Nike SB Vision
 Strapper Surf | Blunt Skateboarding Co  Lachlan McDonald – Oakley
 Sunbury Skin Ski Surf | People  Paul Sunderman – PS Agencies
 Zak Surfboards  Richie Heenan – Quiksilver
 WA Retailer of the Year  WA Sales Representative of the Year
 Evolution Surf   James Graham – Billabong
 Hillzeez   Marty Farrow – Quiksilver
 Star Surf & Skate   Kerry Whitford – Rip Curl
 The Surf Boardroom   Mike Maxted – Volcom
 Vidlers Cottesloe Surf   Shaun Wright – Wildfire Agencies
Shop Fit Out of the Year Australian Breakthrough Retailer
Haydenshapes Flagship Store, Mona Vale, NSW Beaches Apparel, SA
Nixon, Chadstone, VIC Strapper Surf | Blunt Skateboarding Co, VIC
Onboard, Byron Bay, NSW Evolution Surf, WA
Quiksilver Boardriders, Torquay, VIC Onboard, NSW
RVCA, Byron Bay, NSW Sanbah, NSW
Product Innovation 
Firewire: EVO
Oakley: Prizm
Patagonia: R2 Yulex Nexkin
Rip Curl: SearchGPS Watch
The Leisure Collective: SurfEars 2.0
Billabong: Recycled Fabric
Firewire: Timbertek (Ecoboard Certification)
Patagonia: 1% of the Planet
Rip Curl: Planet Day
Vissla: Coconut Boardshorts  |

Please note: The Australian Retailer Award is also a judged award and the finalists are the five state retail winners. These five finalists cannot be announced (because then you would know who the state winners are!)

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