WAVERIDERS has won the prestigious Best Documentary Award at the 2009 SURFER POLL & VIDEO AWARDS. The annual event, often coined the “Academy Awards of Surfing”, honours the pinnacle of surf culture and according to Surfmag.com “is unquestionably the surf world’s biggest night out”.
The top Video Awards were selected by a jury of surf film experts including major surf filmmakers, World Champion surfers, members of the SURFER Magazine editorial staff, and additional respected industry leaders. Speaking about the award, the Jury commented that WAVERIDERS take on the surf culture from an Irish perspective was “the most gripping and artful story of the bunch”.
Producer Margo Harkin said of the win “It was pure joy watching Joel’s face last night as he picked up Best Documentary in the Surfer Poll Awards in California. This is just huge for us as America is hard to crack in any film genre and this award automatically brings our film to a much wider audience around the world. It’s another great day for Irish filmmaking talent.”