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SURFER POLL 2008: The People's Champ, Kelly Slater, Wins Again At Surfing's Biggest Night

| posted on July 22, 2010

Another term has passed – another election decided. Votes have been tallied, and after a long year of smear campaigns, pandering, and promises of a brighter future, a leader has been chosen. Most will recognize him.

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While SURFER Poll 2008 represents the only election that really matters this year, it’s clear that a familiar slogan – “more of the same” has set a new benchmark in the surf world. With the people’s champion, Kelly Slater, winning an unprecedented 14th SURFER Poll and the forefathers of professional surfing taking home top honors with Bustin’ Down The Door in the fim division, we can rest assured that we’re in good hands.

Until next year – here are the final results of 2008 SURFER Poll and Video Awards Presented by Suzuki Automotive.

Men
1. Kelly Slater

2. Mick Fanning
3. Dane Reynolds
4. Joel Parkinson
5. Andy Irons
6. Taj Burrow
7. Bruce Irons
8. Rob Machado
9. Bobby Martinez
10. CJ Hobgood

Women
1. Sofia Mulanovich

2. Stephanie Gilmore
3. Carissa Moore
4. Layne Beachley
5. Coco Ho

Coors Heavy Water Award
• Ian Walsh / The Life (WINNER)

• Garrett McNamara / Out There
• Mark Mathews / Sessions
• Shane Dorian / Out There

Worst Wipeout
• Mark Healey / The Life (WINNER)

• Raimana Van Bastolaer / Out There
• Garrett McNamara / Out There
• Maya Gabeira / Second To None
• Andrew Mooney / Sessions

Best Tube Ride
• Kalani Chapman / Second To None (WINNER)

• Yadin Nicol / Life As A Movie
• Ricky Basnett / The Pursuit
• Cory Lopez / The Life
• Timmy Reyes / The Life

Best Female Performance
• Stephanie Gilmore / Somewhere (WINNER)

• Bethany Hamilton / Walking On Water
• Jessi Miley-Dyer / Somewhere
• Sarah Gerhardt / One Winter Story
• Maya Gabeira / Out There

Best Male Performance
• Clay Marzo / Just Add Water (WINNER)

• Dane Reynolds / Dude Cruise
• Bruce Irons / Dude Cruise
• Jordy Smith / The Life
• Mick Fanning / Lightning Strikes

Best Maneuver
• Dane Reynolds / Dude Cruise (WINNER)

• Dion Agius / Behind The Black Curtain
• Dane Reynolds / Dude Cruise
• Pat Gudauskas / The Pursuit
• Clay Marzo / Just Add Water

Breakthrough Filmmaker
• Matt Beauchesne / Dude Cruise

Breakthrough Performer
• Nathaniel Curran

Best Cinematography
• Waterman (WINNER)

• Just Add Water
• Out There
• Under The Sun
• Walking On Water

Best Documentary
• Bustin’ Down The Door (WINNER)

• Surfwise
• Between The Lines
• Under The Sun
• Archy

Agent Of Change
David Rastovich

Movie Of The Year
• Bustin’ Down The Door (WINNER)

• Dude Cruise
• Just Add Water
• Surfwise
• Out There