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The 2011 SURFER Poll and Video Awards will be held at Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii on December 6, but before you book your flight to the legendary North Shore, get prepped for the biggest night in surfing by submitting your film to the competition and voting for SURFER Poll Top 10 Men and Top 5 Women.

Film Submission Details

The SURFER staff welcomes anyone who’s made and premiered a surf film in the past year to submit the film to the competition. They are accepting both full-length feature surf films and what they call “Digital Shorts,” which are classified as short films about surfing under 20 minutes in length that were distributed online only.

The categories are:

  • Best Barrel
  • Worst Wipeout
  • Heavy Water
  • Best Performance
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Digital Short
  • Movie of the Year

Winners will be announced on December 6, 2011 at the SURFER Poll Award show, broadcast live at All submissions must be received by October 1, 2011.

Surfer Poll 2011: Top Men and Women

Voting for the SURFER Poll Top 10 Men and Top 5 Women is also open at If you need help entering names, here are some of our suggestions:

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