Winners Announced At The 2015 Australian Surf Industry Awards presented by SBIA

15 Jun 2015 0

2015 Australian Surf Industry Awards presented by Surf & Boardsports Industry Association Inc.

The Australian surf industry celebrated its annual awards in fine style in the Gold Coast on Thursday June 11. Held at Twin Towns resort, the night attracted over 200 retailers and brand representatives from all over Australia, on hand to acknowledge the high achievers of the Australian surf industry.

Both retailers and brands were recognised with 34 awards presented throughout the night, across a number of retail, product and marketing categories.

Highlights in the retail oriented awards included the Australian Retailer of the Year, won by Saltwater Wine/Stormriders, Aloha Manly winning the Core Boardstore award and Strapper Surf and Blunt Skateboarding Co the shop fit-out of the year.

On the brand side, Rip Curl took out product of the year in the boardshort, wetsuit and surf accessories categories, Oakley won sunglass of the year while Billabong were big winners, taking home mend and women’s brand of the year and also men’s and women’s marketing campaigns of the year.

”Winning the four major awards is a massive statement from our retail partners of the commitment and enthusiasm that Billabong brings to the Australian surf market. We're very thankful and stoked to be recognised in such a way,” said Billabong men’s marketing manager Scott Hargreaves.

The coveted surfboard of the year was won for the second time running by Haydenshapes for its Hypto Krypto Future Flex. Surfing Australia was also recognised for all the work it does at a grass roots level for Australian surfing, winning the Service To Industry award.

SBIA president Anthony Wilson hailed the night as one of the best ever: “The Awards night is not only an opportunity to publicly acknowledge those excelling in our industry, but it’s also a real gathering of the surfing tribe.  It was a hugely successful night, made more so by having Mark Richards, Layne Beachley, Wayne “Rabbit Bartholomew and Mark Occhilupo – all world champions and Australian surfing legends – on hand to present the awards.”  

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The awards were sponsored of Sense (Product Innovation), Brandscope (Retail Awards), Tyro (Retail Awards), Davidsons Business Advisors (Environment Award), Shop for Shops (Shop fit-out award), Australian Surf Business magazine (service Awards), Coastalwatch, and Surfing World (marketing and brand awards) and Surfing Australia

About Australian Surf Industry Awards:

The Australian Surf Industry Awards are held annually with entries opening January each year. The awards were launched in 2011 to celebrate the Industry’s outstanding Retailers, Products and Brands. With 34 categories ranging from Core Boardstore to Men’s Brand of the Year the Awards also recognise outstanding Service to the Industry.

About SBIA:

The role of the Surf & Boardsports Industry Association is to drive the vibrancy, growth and business opportunities for the industry.

For further information please contact; admin@sbia.com.au or visit www.sbia.com.au

The Surf & Boardsports Industry Association Inc (SBIA) is a non-profit organization, founded by, and run by Surf & Boardsports Retailers and Industry Brands. The association serves as the preeminent voice on a grassroots level with manufacturers, suppliers, and

2015 SURF INDUSTRY AWARDS – Winners and runners up

2015 Boardshort of the Year

WINNER Rip Curl - Mirage MF Driven
RUNNER UP  Hurley - Phantom JJF Elite

2015 Wetsuit of the Year

WINNER  Rip Curl - Flash Bomb Zip Free
RUNNER UP  O'Neill - Psycho 3

2015 Surfboard of the Year

WINNER  Haydenshapes - Hypto Krypto Future Flex
RUNNER UP   JS Surf Boards - Blak Box 2

2015 Surfing Accessory of the Year

WINNER Rip Curl - SearchGPS Watch
RUNNER UP FCS - FCSII Essential Fin Series

2015 Sunglass of the Year

WINNER Oakley - Holbrook
RUNNER UPDragon - The Jam H20 Floatable

2015 Mens Marketing Campaign of the Year

WINNER      Billabong - Life's Better In Boardshorts
RUNNER UP   Rip Curl - Surfing is Everything

2015 Ladies Marketing Campaign of the Year

WINNER      Billabong - A Bikini Kinda Life
RUNNER UP   Rip Curl - My Bikini

2015 Sales Office of the Year

WINNER Billabong - Queensland
RUNNER UP  Rip Curl - South Queensland

2015 NSW Sales Representative of the Year

WINNER Ben Starkey - O'Neill
RUNNER UPJodie Watson - Rip Curl

2015 QLD Sales Representative of the Year

WINNER  Simon Bonny - Billabong
RUNNER UP  Luke Boman - Oakley

2015 SA/NT Sales Representative of the Year

WINNER  Will Mills - Mill Agency
RUNNER UP  Ryan Anderson - Instant Agencies

2015 VIC/TAS Sales Representative of the Year

WINNER   Finn Barry - Rusty
RUNNER UP  Mark Neilson - Dragon

2015 WA Sales Representative of the Year

WINNER    Kerry Whitford - Rip Curl
RUNNER UP    Mel Hall - Roxy

2015 Footwear Brand of the Year

WINNER Havaianas
RUNNER UPReef

2015 Swimwear Brand of the Year

WINNER Billabong
RUNNER UP Rip Curl

2015 Breakthrough Brand of the Year

WINNER Afends
RUNNER UPVissla

2015 Ladies Brand of the Year

WINNER   Billabong
RUNNER UP   Rip Curl

2015 Mens Brand of the Year

WINNER   Billabong
RUNNER UP   Rip Curl

2015 NSW Retailer of the Year

WINNER Saltwater Wine | Stormriders
RUNNER UP   Surf Culture Bondi

2015 QLD Retailer of the Year

WINNER  Beachbeat
RUNNER UP  Freetime Surf

2015 SA/NT Retailer of the Year

WINNER  JR's Surf & Ski
RUNNER UP  JT Surf

2015 VIC/TAS Retailer of the Year

WINNER  Strapper Surf & Blunt Skateboarding Co
RUNNER UP  Mordy Surf

2015 WA Retailer of the Year

WINNER Vidlers Cottesloe Surf
RUNNER UPStar Surf + Skate

2015 NSW Breakthrough Retailer of the Year

WINNER   Simon Law's Tsunami Surfer
RUNNER UP  Sanbah Surf Shop

2015 QLD Breakthrough Retailer of the Year

WINNER   Suburban Surf
RUNNER UP  Board Culture

2015 SA/NT Breakthrough Retailer of the Year

WINNER  Beaches Apparel
RUNNER UP  The Surf Shop

2015 VIC/TAS Breakthrough Retailer of the Year

WINNER  Peninsula Surf Centre
RUNNER UP  Zaks Surfboards

2015 WA Breakthrough Retailer of the Year

WINNER  Brownies
RUNNER UP Corner Surf Shop

2015 Core Boardstore of the Year

WINNER  Aloha Surf Manly
RUNNER UP  Slimes

2015 Product Innovation of the Year

WINNER  Surf Hardware - FCSII
RUNNER UP  Creatures of Leisure - SurfEars

2015 Environment Award

WINNER  Patagonia - Yulex Wetsuit Program
RUNNER UP Billabong - Recycler Program

2015 Shop Fit Out of the Year

WINNER   Strapper Surf & Blunt Skateboarding Co
RUNNER UP   Stormriders - Port Macquarie NSW

2015 Service to the Industry

Surfing Australia

2015 Australian Retailer of the Year

WINNER Saltwater Wine | Stormriders
RUNNER UP Strapper Surf & Blunt Skateboarding Co

MENS BRAND OF THE YEAR

Winner      Billabong
Runner up   Rip Curl

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