We might have just kicked off the New Year with the best news! On behalf of the SBIA Board, we are beyond excited to reveal our honourees for the highly anticipated 2024 Surf Industry Honours Night.

Back in November we called on our members for nominations for our three categories and we received some amazing responses.  Our nominees were debated by the SBIA Board over a number of meetings and we’re now stoked to share our 2024 Surf Industry Honourees that will be celebrated in true style in Torquay on the 27th of March.

Without further ado, our honourees are…

Surfer of the Year | Ethan Ewing

In recognition of his 2023 WSL campaign; which included injury setbacks, perseverance and sheer grit as well as his outstanding contributions to the sport, Ethan Ewing is our Surfer of the Year.

Environmental and Social Impact | SurfAid

For their commitment to improving the health, well-being and resilience of remote communities connected to surfing throughout Indonesia and the Solomon Islands. SurfAid stands tall as the recipient in this category.

Service to the Industry | Geoff Backshall

A true industry stalwart and a foundation SBIA Brand Board Member. Geoff’s dedication, influence and significant contributions to the surfing industry have earned him the prestigious Service to the Industry Award.

The decision-making process was tough, with numerous outstanding nominations received across the three categories. However, these recipients continually rose to the top, their names echoing as shining examples of excellence within the surfing community.

We invite you to join us in celebrating these remarkable honourees on the 27th of March in Torquay. This promises to be a night filled with camaraderie, goodwill and the true stoke that unites the surfing community.

Date: 27th March, 2024
Time: 6pm onwards
Location: The Sands Resort, Torquay
$285 Single Ticket (Member Pricing)
$340 Single Ticket (non-Member pricing)
$2,750 Table of 10 (Member Pricing)

If you have any questions, please email Lyndall@sbia.com.au

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