Photographer Russell Ord submitted this terrific up close portrait image of surfing legend Tom Carroll over in Indonesia during a tropical rainstorm
Currumbin based photographer Ted Grambeau has three images shortlisted - he captured Laurie Towner taking on this monster 'swell of the year' at Cloud Break in Fiji
Jan Waineright-Wilson photographed Australian surfing legend Mick Fanning at Bells Beach during the traditional Aboriginal landowners ceremony
Matthew Tildesley submitted this image as part of his project 'The Nocturnal Series' where he photographed exclusively at night
Experienced photographer John Respondek captured a local surfer 'Harry' from the NSW south coast 'mid speed pump' in 2018 at a 'secret spot'
Ed Sloane photographed seven-time women's world champion Steph Gilmore mid-barrel during round three of the Maui Pro in Hawaii
Duncah Macfarlane was overjoyed after capturing Anthony Walsh on a 'perfect dreamy wave' when Hawaii was pumping
Photographer Angus Sheridan was buzzing after capturing a local 'airing' through the middle of a picturesque Indonesian sunset
Experienced photographer Andrew Kaineder managed to capture an intense swell of over 10m battering the coastline of Ireland
Simon Williams captured Hawaiian charger Matt Meola mid-air in Indonesia in June of 2018 - Meola is best known for learning to surf with his father aged just two
Paul Smith took this image from a helicopter showing Noosa Heads in all its glory - as Smith says the 'perfect lines remind me of the lines on sheet music, with surfers representing the notes'
Photographer Scott Harrison was aided by 'some amazing morning light' - he chose not to disclose the location of his 'secret spot'
Scott Bauer photographed commercial diver Shanan Worrall at a 'very special' north swell in Western Australia - nursing an injured shoulder, Bauer snared the image on the water's edge
Ray Collins photographed this amazing image in Mexico - he described it as 'swimming on the line between order and chaos'
Matthew Tildesley entered a second photo as part of his 'Nocturnal Series' project from an undisclosed location last year
Emerging photographer Trent Mitchell submitted an image with a focus on ' investigating the interconnection of humans with nature'
Queensland's Ted Grambeau said it was a 'golden moment' - big wave surfer Mark Healey taking on a massive swell over in Indonesia
Stu Gibson photographed his good friend Mikey Brennan, again at a location the shooter did not want to reveal to the public
Stu Gibson then shifted his focus to a wild dark storm, capturing a lightning strike hitting the ocean at the perfect time
Currumbin based Ted Grambeau photographed Lucas Silveira at the Island of Nias, off Sumatra in Indonesia in July of 2018