Tickets Available Now 

It’s not long now until the surf industry’s night of nights will be held at the Crown Plaza at Coogee. While early bird tickets have closed you can still purchase tickets for the awards dinner. The cost is $195 and includes:

  • Canapés and drinks during pre dinner drinks
  • 2 course meal and drinks during the Awards presentations

The next roundtable is also on that day at the Coogee Bay hotel, starting at 11am,  providing a good opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. Check the SBIA website for further details

The SBIA Awards night is always a fun occasion and a rare opportunity to socialise with other retailers and members of the surf industry. It is the surf industry’s gala event celebrating the Industry’s best Retailers, Brands, Manufacturers, Products and Sales Teams.

Congratulations to the finalists across the retail and brand awards, which are listed below.

2016 SBIA Surf Industry Awards Finalists


SA/NT Sales Representative of the Year
Amy Stephan – Rusty
Ben Stephan – Rusty
Bruce Howarth – Dragon/Nike SB Vision
Ryan Anderson – Instant Agencies
Travis Ochota – Bishop Agencies

VIC/TAS Sales Representative of the Year
Lachlan McDonald – Oakley
Mark Nielsen – Dragon/Nike SB Vision
Paul Sunderman – PS Agencies
Reid Young – Dragon/Nike SB Vision
Richie Heenan – Quiksilver

WA Sales Representative of the Year
James Graham – Billabong
Kerry Whitford – Rip Curl
Marty Farrow – Quiksilver
Mike Maxted – Volcom
Shaun Wright – Wildfire Agencies

QLD Sales Representative of the Year
Jamie Thomson – Rusty
Joel McCabe – Inspired Youth Agency
John Michaliades – Oakley
Luke Boman – Modern Supply Co
Shaye Newman – Billabong

NSW Sales Representative of the Year
Adam Sharp – Rip Curl
Ben Starkey – O’Neill
Dave Hyslop – Volcom
Nathan Marsh – The Leisure Collective
Zoe Caswell – Billabong

Sales and Customer Service of the Year
Billabong National Customer Service
Creatures of Leisure
Dragon Alliance South Pacific – Torquay
Quiksilver Torquay Customer Service
Volcom Australia & New Zealand

Sunglass of the Year
Carve: Volley
Dragon: Monarch
Electric: Knoxille S-Line
Oakley: Latch
Otis: Youngblood

Surfing Accessory of the Year
Futures Fins: Generation Series
Nixon: Ultratide
Rip Curl: Rifles Tide Watch
Surf Hardware International: FCS Traction
The Leisure Collective: Creatures Dry Lite Day Bag

Wetsuit of the Year
Billabong: Furnace Carbon X
O’Neill: Psycho 3
Patagonia: R2 Yulex Nexskin
Rip Curl: Flashbomb Zip Free
Vissla: 7 Seas

Boardshort of the Year
Billabong: Platinum X – Pulse X
Quiksilver: AG47 New Wave Bonded
Rip Curl: Mirage MF Focus
Rusty: Evil Dumpster Board short
Vissla: Skeleton Coast

Surfboard of the Year
Channel Islands: Sampler
Firewire: EVO – Firewire / Tomo
Haydenshapes: Hypto Krypto Futureflex
JS Industries: HYFI Blak Box II
Rusty: The Sista Brotha (Noa Deane Model)

SA/NT Retailer of the Year
Beaches Apparel
Extreme Boardriders
JRs Surf & Ski
JT Surf And Skate
Lincoln Surf Co

VIC/TAS Retailer of the Year
Lorne Surf Shop
Sunbury Skin Ski Surf | People
Red Herring Surf
Strapper Surf | Blunt Skateboarding Co
Zak Surfboards

WA Retailer of the Year
Evolution Surf
Star Surf + Skate
The Surf Boardroom
Vidlers Cottesloe Surf

QLD Retailer of the Year
Beachbeat Surfshops
Freetime Surf
Mt Woodgee Surfboards
Red Zoo Kawana
Tript Port Douglas

NSW Retailer of the Year
Coopers Surf Australia
Saltwater Wine | Stormriders
Sanbah Surf Shop

Product Innovation
Firewire: EVO
Oakley: Prizm
Patagonia: R2 Yulex Nexkin
Rip Curl: SearchGPS Watch
The Leisure Collective: SurfEars 2.0

Environment Award
Billabong: Recycled Fabric
Firewire: TimberTEK Sustainable Surfing (EcoBoard Certification)
Patagonia: 1% for the Planet
Rip Curl: Planet Day
Vissla: Coconut Boardshorts

Shop Fit Out of the Year
Haydenshapes, Mona Vale, NSW
Nixon, Chadstone, VIC
Onboard, Byron Bay, NSW
Quiksilver Boardriders, Torquay, NSW
RVCA, Byron Bay, NSW

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

Footwear Brand of the Year

Swimwear Brand of the Year
Rip Curl

Breakthrough Brand of the Year
Nike SB Vision

Ladies Brand of the Year
Rip Curl

Mens Brand of the Year
Rip Curl

Breakthrough Retailer of the Year
Beaches, SA
Strapper Surf | Blunt Skateboarding, VIC
Evolution Surf, WA
Onboard, NSW
Sanbah, NSW

Core Boardstore of the Year
Aloha Surf, NSW
Sanbah, NSW
Slimes, NSW
Strapper Surf, VIC
Surf Culture, NSW