Reelers 2017 Info/Rules


Here are a few basic rules to get you started, but make sure you give the Terms and Conditions a good read before submitting your entry to give yourself every opportunity of scoring a win.

Your film can be no longer than 3 minutes long (180 seconds).
Entries must include the category intro graphic found in the Reelers Entry Pack.
All eligible entrants must upload a 15 second edit of their video entry to instagram tagged with @surfingworld @coronaextra_au #REELERS2016 and category tags: (Action: @volcom_oz) (Youth: @peakwetsuits_au) (Story: @otiseyewear) to go in contention as a finalist of their chosen category.
You can submit as many films as you want.
Each film can only be entered once, meaning the same film cannot be entered into both Story and Action categories.
The Judges decision is final.
Films must be the original work of the film maker and cannot feature a part or parts of any previous production. 


Upload your clip to Vimeo or YouTube
Click on the Enter Now button on the Reelers site
Sign up as to create an account 'or' login if you're already have an account.
Fill in all required fields & follow the prompts
Make sure you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of entry
Click Upload to submit your entry
Promote your clip on Facebook & Instagram (Best Instagram post as decided by Surfing World Magazine staff)


The entry with the most votes will take home this killer Nixon Prize pack valued over $,1000.

  • Nixon Mission Watch: $599.99
  • Nixon Comp Watch: $149.99
  • Nixon Trail Backpack: $99.99
  • Blaster Pro: $189.99

Voting will commence from 12.01pm AEDT 1 November 2016 and close at 5.00pm AEDT 1st March 2016. 


Codec: H.264
Frame rate; 24, 25 or 30 FPS
Resolution: 1080p
Bitrate: 10,000 - 20,000 kbit/s
Codec: AAC-LC (Advanced Audio Codec)
Data rate: 320 kbit/s
Sample rate: 48 kHz


You can edit your entry by clicking the 'Edit this Video" link under your submission.
Note: you must be logged in to edit your video.


Entries Close Feb 1st 5pm
Finalists Announced Feb 15th 5pm,
Audience Choice Award Voting Closes March 1st at 5pm
Awards Night March 2nd, 6:30pm Moonlight Cinema, Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW.


If you are still unsure of how to enter or any other question that keeps you awake at night - feel free to get in touch.
Phone: 1800 20 75 02

Surfing World Magazine

For over 50 years Surfing World has continued to share the stoke of riding waves. From the Pro Tour to the isolated back beaches, from the characters taking surfing into the future to the legends of yesteryear, from the shaping bay to Byron Bay to Jeffreys Bay to Waimea Bay… there is something for everybody.


Kai Neville
Modern Collective, Lost Atlas, Dear Suburbia, Cluster. When it comes to melding high performance with an unyielding creative vision, no-one has experienced more critical acclaim, or has been more influential in the realms of high performance surfing in the past decade than Kai Neville. His award winning films have set the benchmark all other action movies aspire to reach.


Taylor Steele
The most influential surf filmmaker of all time? They didn’t name one of surfing’s most dominant eras the Momentum Generation for nothing. Taylor has done it all, from fact paced high-energy hits of the 90s, to beautiful cinematic travel based films, to profile films, music videos, he even chased one swell from Tahiti to Alaska. His latest film Missing showcased a different side to three time World Champion Mick Fanning as he was set loose on the world for three months to get lost. He famously created the clip based viral surf competition Innersection, and his music video for Unwritten Law's Teenage Suicide was nominated for Billboard's Alternative Music Video of the Year in 1999.


Jack McCoy
The big daddy legend of classic surf films has at one time or another touched us all. From his earliest offerings McCoy encouraged us to travel to far flung nations in search of perfection. The dream was surfing and we could all be a part of it. Throughout the late 80s and early 90s his tongue in cheek Billabong efforts could be quoted by groms and legends alike and his portfolio of documentary style profile films such as Sabotaj, The Occumentary and Blue horizon are definitive classics of surf film. His latest film, A Deeper Shade of Blue is his opus, a gift to surfing for aloha.

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