2018 Bud Browne Surf Film Award: The Great Highway
The first Bud Browne Surf Award was presented at the 2016 Waimea Ocean Film Festival by Anna Trent Moore, curator of the Bud Browne film archives. In presenting the 2017 award, Anna Trent Moore noted:
It is with great pride that the Bud Browne Film Archives presents the Bud Browne Surf Film Award at the 2017 Waimea Ocean Film Festival. The line up of this year’s surf films were extraordinary. After careful consideration, the film we felt mirrors most of what this year’s award stands for-inspiration, innovation, and a leap of faith-is the film, Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story. Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story, represents all that Bud Browne, father of the surf film genre, stood for and resonated deeply with us. Our congratulations and heartfelt mahalo for sharing such an inspirational story!
2017 Bud Browne Surf Film Award: Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story
2016 Bud Browne Surf Film Award: Nazaré Calling