The Punt Of The Year winner has been announced! Congratulations go out to Albee Layer for taking the first place spot and pocketing the $10K for his crazy frontside double-alley-oop.
Albee's air was up against a slew of competition from John John Florence, Matt Meola, Kelly Slater, Alan Fendrich, Cory Lopez. and Gabriel Mendina. All of the surfers nominated for the Punt of the Month raised the bar for above the lip surfing in 2012, and have brought a new level of competition to progressive surfing to be seen going forward.
Thanks to Surfline.com and all of the Punt Of The Year entrants and nominees, and huge props to Albee Layer for stomping such a progressive air!
Check out the full story on Surfline.com here...
Who will win the $10,000? The Punt of the Year finalist will be complete once Nov/Dec has been decided. Here is a recap of your finalists so far. Final voting will take place in January. Your vote will count in deciding who will take the $10,000 and the Punt of the Year title.
November: John John Florence
October: Gabriel Medina
September: John John Florence
August: John John Florence
July: Alan Fendrich
June: Cory Lopez
May: Alan Fendrich
April: Kelly Slater
March: Matt Meola
February: Matt Meola
January: Albee Layer
Gabriel Medina's HUGE straight air wins the POTM October.
Josh Kerr is at it again! He is climbing the ranks in the Trestles competition and, at this pace, he is heading for the podium... Keep your eyes peeled on the WCT Trestles competition and watch Kerr stick it to the best surfers in the world. Click the image below to check out Kerr's nail-biting performance against Gabriel Medina in Round 3 Heat 5, where he sealed the deal in the closing moments of the heat: