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Monster waves, gnarly barrels and epic airtime: Incredible photographs capture the best surfing moments of the year

Daily Mail Logo Daily Mail | Slide 1 of 21: The finalists for the highly anticipated 2019 Nikon Surf Photo have been officially revealed. Recognising the best single surfing-themed image taken during 2018 by an Australian photographer, the annual awards follow strict criteria for all entrants. Focus for images is placed on dramatic effect, sensory impact, composition, innovation and creativity. Scroll through to see more stunning images...

The finalists for the highly anticipated 2019 Nikon Surf Photo have been officially revealed. Recognising the best single surfing-themed image taken during 2018 by an Australian photographer, the annual awards follow strict criteria for all entrants. Focus for images is placed on dramatic effect, sensory impact, composition, innovation and creativity. Scroll through to see more stunning images...

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