2012 Surfer Poll Awards at the Turtle Bay Resort
The Surfer Poll Awards went off Thursday night at the Turtle Bay Resort and Spa on the North Shore of Oahu with all of the top names in surfing and a few Hollywood and music celebrities on hand. Surfer Poll Awards, now in their 41st year, is where you the fans vote on who's the best male and female surfer in the world along with best barrel ride, best surf movie, among others.
Hollywood's Kim Basinger was on hand as was Metallica's bassist Robert Trujillo. Basinger on Oahu filming a movie wanted to see how surfers get together for our Golden Globe Awards, Basinger said, "This is a lot different than how Hollywood throws a party, this really is a party."
Kelly Slater took home the top spot as voted Surfer of the Year by Surfer fans, as did Stephanie Gilmore for the ladies. Reef Macintosh took home Barrel Ride of the Year, and Gabriel Medina took home Rookie of the Year.
The after-party went on until the wee hours of the morning with a lot of fun had by everyone, including me. Hoo Brah!