Stab Magazine | "God I Hate Kelly, He Keeps Beating Me In Heats." - John Florence

“God I Hate Kelly, He Keeps Beating Me In Heats.” – John Florence

Another year, another Surfer Poll. 

news // Dec 8, 2016
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Surfer Mag just wrapped their annual awards night. Winners were crowned, comedians were booed and the live music scoring from the Mattson Two was spot on. However, it was Mason Ho that owned the evening at Turtle Bay, not only did he pick up Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Web Series in the poll, he was entertaining as always. Bruce Irons (with a fresh shade of hair), Lyndie and the kids presented the AI award, which also went to Mase… 

Here’s the full list of winners for curiosity’s sake:

Heavy Water Award: Greg Long

Best Short: The Tempest, feat. Steph Gilmore, by Jon Frank

Best Web Series: License To Chill, feat. Mason Ho, by Rory Pringle

Best Manoeuvre: Albee Layer’s double spin

The Agent Of Change: Friends of Sunset Beach

Best Barrel: Albee Layer, Jaws

Best Documentary: Distance Between Dreams featuring Ian Walsh, by Rob Bruce

AI Breakthrough Performance Award: Mason Ho
“I was 11 and he talked to me like I was 20, I knew things other kids didn’t know” – Mason on AI

Best Performance: John Florence in “Twelve”
“It has been one of the best years of my life” – JJF

Women’s Surfer Poll: Carissa Moore
“Gosh! I didn’t think I’d be here, I didn’t have that good of a year, Tyler should be here.” – Carissa

Movie Of The Year: Let’s Be Frank

Men’s Top Ten:
1. John John Florence
2. Kelly Slater
3. Mick Fanning
4. Gabriel Medina
5. Julian Wilson
6. Jordy Smith
7. Filipe Toledo
8. Dane Reynolds
9. Kolohe Andino
10. Mason Ho

Women’s Surfer Poll:
10. Sage Erickson
9. Sally Fitzgibbons
8. Bethany Hamilton
7. Courtney Conlogue
6. Tatiana Weston-Webb
5. Alana Blanchard
4. Coco Ho
3. Stephanie Gilmore
2. Tyler Wright
1. Carissa Moore



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