Trent Mitchell has been announced as winner of the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award, while Tim Bonython took out the Nikon Surf Video of the Year Award.


 The winning photo in the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award, taken by Trent Mitchell. © Trent Mitchell.

The winning photographers, which were announced overnight, were chosen by a panel of 13 high-profile judges from within the surfing industry, including Nikon’s partner in the project, Surfing Australia. The winning photo came from Trent Mitchell’s “Tessellated Seas” collection which he worked on between 2013 – 2018. The series explores   human connections with nature, focusing upon why people are drawn magnetically to the sea and how this connection may develop through time.

The Nikon Surf Video of the Year Award celebrates the best surf video of any length or format released in 2017 and filmed, produced or directed by an Australian citizen or resident. Tim Bonython’s video The Big Wave Project – A Band Of Brothers follows a group of surfers venturing into  one of the world’s most exciting challenges: riding the world’s biggest wave.


Finalist 1 ““ Peter Jovic

All surf photo and surf video finalists came be viewed on My Nikon Life.