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Surfing Australian and Nikon Australia team up annually to acknowledge some of the best storytellers in the business.

This year Ren McGann was awarded the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award with his image The Right, while Andrew Kaineder was awarded the Nikon Surf Video of the Year Award for his piece Flow State.

"It is a great honour to have won amongst such talented artists for whom I have the greatest respect," McGann said.

"I'm absolutely stoked to have taken out the title for 2020."

Photographer Ray Collins called this 'The Big Bang'.

Photographer Ray Collins called this 'The Big Bang'.

Kaineder won best video of the year for his 15-minute piece on the beautiful yet dangerous state of the ocean. the video features Russel Bierke as he glides through the rough and the smooth of the ocean.

"... this is a great uplifting achievement in an uncertain time in our lives. We're lucky in Australia with our surf culture and it's important we celebrate what we've got," Kaineder said.