Service to the Industry Award is an integral part of the Australian Surf Industry Awards. It is about recognising those who have made a significant and substantial contribution to the Australian Surf Industry.

To nominate who you believe a worthy recipient for the 2017 Service Of The Industry Award, please email our Executive Officer Dylan Beach on

Here you will find the honour roll for this prestigious award.


Mark Richards 

When Mark Richards was inducted into the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame they described him as both “the man whose records Kelly Slater broke” and “the greatest surfer of all time”. To Australian surfers, MR, is an Australian icon who’s style and innovation shaped the sport to what it is today. His 4 world titles have cemented his spot as one of Australia’s best surfers and athletes. Still sur ng today he has now turned his energy into shaping and creating his iconic MR Surfboards from his home in Newcastle. We congratulate MR for his outstanding service and recognise him with the 2016 Service to the Industry Award.


Recognised for all the work they do at a grass roots level for Australian surfing.
Surfing Australia


Respecting what the Surf Industry is all about… The Surfboard. Australia’s earliest and longest servicing Surfboard Blank Manufacturers.
Don BurfordBurford Blanks
Midget FarrellySurfblanks Australia
Barry BennettBennett Surfboards


Founders of Quiksilver, Billabong and Rip Curl.
Alan GreenQuiksilver
John LawQuiksilver
Gordon MerchantBillabong
Brian SingerRip Curl
Doug WarbrickRip Curl


Anthony Wilson – Founding President of SBIA (Previously SRF). Owner of Wilson Retail, Saltwater Wine | Stormriders