The first ever PWA Excellence Awards have finally reached their conclusion. With all the winners now officially announced we get to see who took the top spot and who was very close behind. So check out all the categories below and let us know your thoughts in the comments box at the bottom of the page, should someone else have won? Do you know of a submission that could have been better? Should there be more categories next year?

Robby Swift - Big Wave Runner Up

PWA SAILOR OF THE YEAR

Philip Köster

MEN

Biggest wave of the year

Winner: Jason Polakow

Runner up: Robby Swift

Jump of the year

Winner: Robby Swift

Runner up: Ricardo Campello

Best single wave riding move of the year

Winner: Alex Mussolini

Runner up: Victor Fernandez

Freestyle move of the year

Winner: Jacopo Testa

Runner up: Jose Gollito Estredo

Wipe out of the year

Winner: Finn Mullen

Runner up: Bjorn Dunkerbeck

Racing move of the year

Winner: Ben Van Der Steen

Finn Mullen - Wipeout of the Year

WOMEN

Biggest wave of the year

Winner: Iballa Moreno

Runner up: Justyna Sniady

Jump of the year

Winner: Daida Moreno

Runner up: Daida Moreno

Best single wave riding move of the year

Winner: Iballa Moreno

Runner up: Daida Moreno

Freestyle move of the year

Winner: Sarah-Quita Offringa

Runner up: Arrianne Aukes

Wipe out of the year

Winner: Justyna Sniady

Runner up: Justyna Sniady

Andre Paskowski for best Short Film

IN ADDITION

Honorary Award

Daida Moreno and Andre Paskowski

Photographer of the year

Winner: John Carter

Runner up: Eric Bellande

Short film of the year

Winner: Andre Paskowski, Jose Gollito Estredo

Runner up: KSB Collective, Daida Moreno

Outstanding achievement in Windsurfing Cinematography

Winner: Andre Paskowski for Minds wide open and 4 dimensions

Winner: Camille Juban, Robby Swift, Boujma Guilloul, Flo Jung for Don't let go