The full list of 2017 SURFER Awards nominees has been announced

Most of the surfing world is currently huddled on the North Shore of Oahu for its annual pilgrimage to one of the best stretches of world-class waves anywhere in the world. Which means that the 2017 SURFER Awards are getting closer.

In fact, we’re only a couple of days away from the biggest night in surfing, as it will be all going down this Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. HST.

Aside from the yearly SURFER Poll Awards, which you the people pick the top 10 female and top 10 male surfers each year, are a litany of other categories meant to recognize the best in performance, video and more from the past year.

Here’s a rundown of the nominees in each category that were recently announced (click on the title of each category to check out all the nominees’ clips).

MOVIE OF THE YEAR:

– Proximity
– Chapter 11
– Free Jazz Vein
– Scary Good
– Snapt 3

BEST SHORT:

– Premium Violence
– Bezerke
– The Dock
– Native
– Shadow Company

BEST SERIES:

– Continuance
– Happily Stoked
– Radical Times
– The Search
– Who Is J.O.B 7.0

BEST PERFORMANCE:

– Jordy Smith (Just Now)
– Dane Reynolds (Premium Violence)
– Jay Davies (Native)
– Julian Wilson (Wayward)
– Mikey Wright (ROOT)

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

– Nervous Laughter
– The Big Wave Project
– Paradigm Lost
– Take Every Wave
– Under An Arctic Sky

BEST MANEUVER:

– Matt Meola
– Albee Layer
– Dane Reynolds
– John Florence
– Julian Wilson

BEST BARREL:

– Koa Rothman, Pipeline
– Evan Geiselman, Skeleton Bay
– Greg Long, Puerto Escondido
– Ian Walsh, Jaws
– Ryan Hipwood, Jaws

HEAVY WATER:

– Francisco Porcella
– Billy Kemper
– Ian Walsh
– Kai Lenny
– Lucas "Chumbo" Chianca

Be sure to tune-in on SURFER to watch the full 2017 SURFER Awards live.

Surf legends Derek Ho, John Florence, Bruce Irons and Mason Ho enjoying the 2016 SURFER Awards. Photo: Courtesy of Grant Ellis/SURFER

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