Surfer Poll Soundtrack

Music from the biggest night in surfing

| posted on December 19, 2012

SURFER Poll tends to be a pretty good time. Beautiful girls hand out tiny golden surfboards and we raise our glasses in salute to surfing’s greatest talents. But SURFER Poll is nothing without the people who contribute to the show, and we were honored this year to have such a talented group of bands allow us to use their music. From the white-knuckle guitar riffs of Ty Segall to the eerily beautiful vocals of Chromatics, these groups set the tone of the evening. Have a listen, and click the links below to find out more about the bands of SURFER Poll. See highlights from the night here.

Best Barrel:
“Trust Me…I’m a Genius”
The Family Rain

Worst Wipeout:
“Wave Goodbye”
Ty Segall Band

Heavy Water

Best Short:
Moon Duo

In Memory Of
“Leaving You”
Wolf Alice

A.I. Breakthrough Performer
King Tuff

Best Performance
“Windshield Smasher”
Black Moth Super Rainbow

Movie of the Year
Turbo Fruits

“Mr. Quiche”
Wildcat! Wildcat!

“White on White”

John Maus

Lotus Plaza

“The Page”

No. 10: Owen Wright
Turbo Fruits

No. 9: Jordy Smith
“White on White”

No. 8: Taj Burrow
Lotus Plaza

No. 7: Julian Wilson
“Mr. Quiche”
Wildcat! Wildcat!

No. 6: Joel Parkinson
John Maus

No. 5: Sally Fitzgibbons
“Ice Light”
San Zhi

No. 5: Mick Fanning
“Shut Me Out”
Wolf & Cub

No. 4: Carissa Moore
“Pays to Know”

No. 4: Gabriel Medina
Power Animal

No. 3: Coco Ho
“Star Shards”
Hunting Grounds

No. 3: Dane Reynolds
“Go Away”

No. 2: Alana Blanchard
“Slow Down”

No. 2: John Florence
“Slivers of You”
Puro Instinct

No. 1: Steph Gilmore
“Painted Faces and Long Hair”
The Orwells

No. 1: Kelly Slater
“Bloody Mouth”

  • Ping-Pong

    The X Games got it right. Hopefully the surf industry will follow and boot Sal Masekela.#dumpsal