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12.5.11

Surfer Poll

Men’s No. 7: Joel Parkinson

2011 SURFER Poll

Parko started 2011 strong with a big win at Bells, but despite an excellent year in 2011, which saw him ranked second in the world coming into the final event of the year, a surfer of his caliber carries the burden of high expectations. What does one of the most iconic surfers of all time […]

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12.5.11

Surfer Poll

Men’s No. 6: Mick Fanning

2011 SURFER Poll

Mick Fanning’s worst year would be considered most surfers’ best. All the same, the two-time World Champ had a less than noteworthy 2011, culminating in withdrawing from the Pipe Masters with a neck injury. Finishing sixth on SURFER Poll is yet another reason for Fanning to come out swinging in 2012.

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Surfer Poll

Men’s No. 5: Taj Burrow

2011 SURFER Poll

So consistent a performer is Western Australia’s Taj Burrow, that he not only finished No. 5 on the SURFER Poll for the second year running, but heading into the 2011 Pipeline Masters contest, he was also ranked No. 5 in the world. Appearances in Billabong’s Blow Up and Globe’s Year Zero proved he can still […]

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Surfer Poll

Men’s No. 4: Julian Wilson

2011 SURFER Poll

This past year saw the Sunshine Coast’s favorite son sharpen his focus. Not only did he break into the Top 10 of the World Tour, but his aerial prowess was on full display in Lost Atlas. It feels as though he’s shed the chains of hype and has his sights set on greatness.

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Men’s No. 3: Owen Wright

2011 SURFER Poll

Wright’s jump from No 10 to No. 3 in just one year represents the fastest SURFER Poll climb to date. No doubt his star rose faster in 2011 on the back of his performances in Kai Neville’s Lost Atlas and on and at the beachbreaks of Long Beach, New York, where, in front of tens […]

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Men’s No. 2: Dane Reynolds

2011 SURFER Poll

After announcing his disenchantment with the World Tour and appearing sparingly in surf films of note, most top-of-the-heap surfers would consider the year Dane just had a bit of a disappointment. But most surfers aren’t Dane. His World Tour epiphanies kept him in our minds, and his blog, MarineLayerProductions.com, kept him in front of our […]

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12.5.11

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Men’s No. 1: Kelly Slater

2011 SURFER Poll

In 2011, Slater picked up his 11th ASP World Title as well as his 17th SURFER Poll No. 1 trophy. There’s never been another surfer like him, and the landslide he wins SURFER Poll by each year is a testament to the dominance he’s exerted over four generations of surfers. In fact, making an argument […]

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12.5.11

Surfer Poll

Movie of the Year: Year Zero

2011 SURFER Poll

What would surfing be without surf films? They entertain and inspire, and once a year a film comes along that changes the course of surfing. Built on memorable performances by Damien Hobgood, Yadin Nicol, Dion Agius, Nate Tyler, and a herculean effort by CJ Hobgood, Year Zero wasn’t your cookie-cutter surf porn. From colors to […]

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12.5.11

Surfer Poll

Best Documentary: Splinters

2011 SURFER Poll

This year produced four outstanding nominees for Best Documentary, but it was Splinters, Adam Pesce’s story about Papau New Guinea’s budding surf community, that captivated lovers of a well-told tale. 2011 SURFER Poll Best Documentary Nominees Splinters (Directed by Adam Pesce) Lost and Found (Directed by Doug Walker) White Wash (Directed by Ted Woods) Minds […]

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12.5.11

Surfer Poll

Best Cinematography: Come Hell or High Water

2011 SURFER Poll

Keith Malloy’s first full-length film, Come Hell or High Water, focuses on the little-known world of bodysurfing and the culture and heroes that surround it. The camera work contributed by Scott Soens, Dave Homcy, and Malloy himself is truly the catalyst in this beautiful look at a seldom-lauded pastime. 2011 SURFER Poll Best Cinematography Nominees […]

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