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Matt Wilkinson and hot date, ASP Awards, Gold Coast

Y’know a banquet’s tame when the highlight is a man in Victorian dress, escorted by a man in a halter neck gown. Actually, that’s a pretty worthy highlight. Last night, at the ASP Surfing Awards on the Gold Coast, Matt Wilkinson and his filmer Nick Pollet slid in a little late through the backstage entrance. “They […]

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Y’know a banquet’s tame when the highlight is a man in Victorian dress, escorted by a man in a halter neck gown. Actually, that’s a pretty worthy highlight. Last night, at the ASP Surfing Awards on the Gold Coast, Matt Wilkinson and his filmer Nick Pollet slid in a little late through the backstage entrance. “They arrived to everyone else on the WT with their jaws touching the floor,” says photog Ryan Miller, who shot this.

Shock and awe is Wilko’s game, so this is no surprise. But the sexy escort wasn’t the only trick. Says Ryan: “If Nick’s hot attire wasn’t enough to give the WT crew a good laugh, he then brought out a pretty little pink dildo from his purse and made a few phone calls on it.”

And, the results of the evening? Y’probs knew most of these already, but there’s some pleasant little surprises in there, like the loveable Michel Bourez, voted the surfer’s surfer.

2012 ASP WORLD SURFING AWARDS RECIPIENTS:
ASP World Champion: Kelly Slater (USA)
ASP Women’s World Champion: Carissa Moore (HAW)
ASP World Runner-Up: Joel Parkinson (AUS)
ASP Women’s World Runner-Up: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
ASP World Rookie of the Year: Julian Wilson (AUS)
ASP Women’s World Rookie of the Year: Tyler Wright (AUS)
ASP Breakthrough Performer of the Year: Gabriel Medina (BRA)
ASP Women’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year: Courtney Conlogue (USA)

ASP World Junior Champion: Caio Ibelli (BRA)
ASP Women’s World Junior Champion: Leila Hurst (HAW)
ASP World Longboard Champion: Taylor Jensen (USA)
ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion: Lindsay Steinriede (USA)
ASP Masters Champion: Nathan Webster (AUS)
ASP Grand Masters Champion: Iain Buchanan (NZL)

ASP Men’s Entertainer (Fan Vote): Kelly Slater (USA)
ASP Women’s Entertainer (Fan Vote): Carissa Moore (HAW)
ASP Men’s Underrated (Fan Vote): Gabriel Medina (BRA)
ASP Women’s Underrated (Fan Vote): Silvana Lima (BRA)

ASP Surfers’ Surfer (Men’s Peer Vote): Michel Bourez (PYF)
ASP Heat of the Year (Men’s Peer Vote): Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS), Rip Curl Pro Portugal
ASP Manoeuvre of the Year (Men’s Peer Vote): Kelly Slater (USA), Quiksilver Pro New York

ASP Surfers’ Surfer (Women’s Peer Vote): Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
ASP Heat of the Year (Women’s Peer Vote): Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Sally Fitzgibbons, Roxy Pro Gold Coast
ASP Manoeuvre of the Year (Women’s Peer Vote): Tyler Wright (AUS), Roxy Pro Gold Coast

ASP Peter Whittaker Award: Bethany Hamilton (HAW)
ASP Lifetime Membership Award: Larry Bertlemann (HAW)

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