HIF Clip of the Season 2016

As proud sponsor's of the Australian surfing community, we're delighted to announce that the HIF Clip of the Season is back, and this year it's bigger and better than ever before.

Over the past few months, surfers across Victoria have been busy filming themselves in action for entry into the state-based HIF Clip of the Season competition. We've received some truly amazing entries, and now it's time to decide your winners.

How does it work?

The clip with the most votes will scoop a massive $1000 in prize money, plus they'll automatically be entered into our National competition. The clip with the second highest number of votes will also be entered into the National competition and have a chance to score a massive $2500 prize money.

How do I vote?

Voting is now closed and the winners will be announced soon. Good luck to everyone who has entered!

Latest entries

Cody Robinson
Filmed by Arnold Sykes

Bella Wilson
Filmed by Cahill Bell-Warren

Tully Wylie
Filmed by Cahill Bell-Warren

Ethan Huxtable 
Filmed by Cahill Bell-Warren

Kenta Fergusson 
Filmed by Cahill Bell-Warren

Harry Mann 
Filmed by Brett Girvan

Jordy Gibson 
Filmed by Brett Girvan

Kyle Gilbert 
Filmed by Brett Girvan

Zeph Lamperd 
Filmed by Bec Lamperd

Casey McCrohan 
Filmed by Maylee Fox

Cody Robinson 
Filmed by Cahill Bell-Warren

India Robinson 
Filmed by Brett Girvan

Henry Hutchins 
Filmed by Cahill Bell-Warren

Cody Robinson 
Filmed by Cahill Bell-Warren

Joe Van Dijk 
Filmed by Cahill Bell-Warren

India Robinson 
Filmed by Cahill Bell-Warren

Micheal Barber 
Filmed by Campbell Walker

Laurie Hamshere 
Filmed by Unknown

Ross Dart
Filmed by Unknown

Billy Harrison 
Filmed by Harry Dot

Tristan Forras 
Filmed by Olly Clerc

Lewi Oates 
Filmed by Ash Livingston


Harly Tribe 
Filmed by Grace Gaylord


Terms and conditions apply

  • The competition opens at 2pm (AEST) on the 1st June 2016 and final entries must be received by 2pm (AEST) on the 2nd September 2016. Entries are to be sent to cots@surfingvic.com.au.
  • To enter your state branch HIF Clip of the Season competition, participants are required to supply a video file (or link to file) a wave being ridden during the winter period.
  • The wave may be ridden on a shortboard, longboard, bodyboard or stand up paddleboard.
  • The surfer and the wave ridden must be your state of entry.
  • Go Pro Selfies are permitted, in which case the surfer must be from the state of entry. 
  • The competition is open to all ages and all levels of ability.
  • Entrants must include the surfer name and the filmer name.
  • All videos must be in a file transferable format and the Surfing State will require original video files from competition winners.
  • All entries must be free of copyright and must be the sole property of the entrant’s
  • The Surfing State will retain all rights including exclusive copyrights to all video entries received from entrants participating in this competition
  • Employees of HIF and the Surfing State and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
Prize Details 
  • The winner will receive $1000 in prize money to be shared equally between the surfer and the filmer and the entry go into the National HIF Clip of the Season.
  • Runner up will also receive entry into the National HIF Clip of the Season. (Dates for the National Clip of the season to be confirmed)
  • Prizes will be awarded to person/s named on the submitted entry.
  • By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to participate in and co-operate as required by the Surfing State and HIF with all reasonable media requests relating to the prize, including but not limited to, being interviewed and photographed, filmed.


  • All entries will be open to a public vote 7.00am on the 5th September 2016 and close at 4.00pm on the 12th September2016.The clip with the most number of votes will be deemed the winner.The clip with the second number of votes will be deemed runner up.
  • Surfing VIC and HIF reserve the right to disqualify any entrant if there is any suspicion of using fake accounts to increase likes on their post; or if they are deemed in any other way of entering the competition in a way which does not comply with the intent of these rules.
  • The Surfing State and HIF reserves the right to request the winners to provide proof of identity, proof of their address and proof of their entry in order to claim a prize. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the whole prize and no substitute will be offered.  
  • By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the competition the participants agree to receive marketing and updates from the Surfing State and all personal details will remain confidential and will not be distributed to third parties.