Stu Gibson and Chippa Wilson have taken out the titles for the 2019 Nikon Surf Photo & Nikon Surf Video of the Year Awards.

The winning image in the 2019 Nikon Surf Photo awards, “Mikey Brennan” shot by Stu Gibson. (© Stu Gibson.)

The winners were announced last night at the Surfing Australia Awards Night on the Gold Coast. Stu Gibson was awarded the 2019 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award with his image “Mikey Brennan”. a regular entrant in the competition, Gibson said he had been lucky to be home for a big swell at ‘Shipstern’s’ where the winning shot was taken. “Mikey Brennan did most of the work for this image. I’m so grateful to have my best mates charging ridiculous waves at home, what a place to be a photographer! A huge thanks to Surfing Australia and Nikon for putting these awards on year after year!”

Chippa Wilson was the winner of the 2019 Nikon Surf Video of The Year with a clip titled “Octopus Video No. 4”. Stu Gibson received a new mirrorless Nikon Z 7 as part of the Nikon Surf Photo of The Year prize, while Chippa Wilson received a new mirrorless Nikon Z 6 for winning the Surf Video of The Year. Each prize included the FTZ Adaptor and Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S-Line.

All finalists and winners from this year’s competition can be viewed here.