Bong Snags a Fistful of Awards at the Surfer Poll
Winning the “Movie of the Year” for Still Filthy was the top honor Billabong took home last night, but four more were doled out at the Surfer Magazine Surfer Poll and Video Awards at the Grove gala in Anaheim. Still Filthy Director Jarrod Tallman looked happy as he took the stage to receive the most prestigious of the video awards at the event. With a standing room only capacity crowd on hand, Joel Parkinson moved into 2nd place in the Readers Poll, a sure sign that his run for the title and widespread respect for his style has the world’s attention. Taj Burrow was voted 5th by the readers of Surfer and also won the Best maneuver award in the Video category, which he joked with the audience “was a bit of a shock for a maneuver done every day.” Nobody else seemed to have been surprised. Andy iron’s gave a gracious, soulful speech after taking 7th in the poll, thanking Surfer, Billabong and the lucky stars at being able to do what we all love for a living. With 3 top ten Poll winners and the movie and maneuver of the year, the total of five awards the most by any brand for the 09 season.
Leaping onto the podium with Jarrod when the top award was announced, Andy threw his arms in the air claiming “We are all Still Filthy!” ending the night on a high note.