Apr 10, 2017

Well, if this doesn't inspire the creative juices, we aren't sure what will. Both aspiring and jaw-dropping, the steady flow of surf content that has been submitted since the inception of the Surfline GoPro of the World contest continues to make us smile. 

Back this year for the 5th installment, the Surfline GOTW contest has yet again yielded insane, creative, and downright bananas footage and photos.

GoPro of the World powered by Surfline expanded its categories for the 2016-2017 season, welcoming back Best Wave and introducing Best Photo and Capture Different (the most innovative GoPro moment).

Surfers from all over the world submitted their best waves to the Surfline platform for the chance to claim the title in one of the above categories, and they did not disappoint.

Check out the GOTW 5 highlights above and the specific winners below. 

The barrel that keeps on giving.


Join Jamie O'Brien and Jake Marote for the ultimate barrel hand-off.

BEST PHOTO // Gavin Gillette
A casual moment in the blue room.

Monthly Winners received: 
· $1,000 for Best Wave 
· $500 + GoPro Kit for Best Photo 
· $500 + GoPro Kit for Capture Different

Grand Prize Winners received: 
· $10,000 for Best Wave 
· $2,500 for Best Photo 
· $2,500 for Capture Different

Thank you to everyone who submitted their awesome content and congratulations to our winners this year.