Contest winners will be announced at the Wave of the Winter Event happening on May 4th @ Whalers Brewery!

Meet Pro Surfer (and guest judge) Cory Lopez

Live Music by the Z Boys

Food by Flat Waves

Free Beer to the first 50

Free Giveaways

Guaranteed good time!



We are adding a local flavor to the Wave of the Winter Campaign. The concept is simple – we are looking for the best overall ride from this winter – and the wave must be ridden in New England! Submissions will be judged by wave size, degree of difficulty, style, and overall “heaviness” factor. Judging criteria is purely subjective. Judges to be announced later (one of them may or may not be a pro surfer…). There are going to be three different categories:

Video Submissions, Photo Submissions, and Go Pro submissions.

Remember – The coastline is our gateway to the ocean – as well as a gateway for plastic and other waste to enter the ocean. It is the Surfrider Foundation Northeast Region’s mission to keep New England’s beaches clean and to prevent the amount of plastic that enters our waters in any way possible.  We ask that while you are out shooting/surfing, please remember to leave the coast cleaner than when you arrived!


All footage (both video and photo) should be submitted to waveofthewinterNE@gmail.com and must be accompanied with the following form WOTWsubmissionform. If the file is too big to email, you can email a dropbox link (learn how).

All submissions must include the name of the surfer and photographer/videographer, the date the wave was ridden, and the location (don’t need exact specifics).

There is no limit to the number of submissions, however only your best two will count towards the contest (2 per category).


We have some insane prizes lined up for Wave of the Winter winners:

Video Submission Winner

Surfer: Your choice of a Sharp Eye x Surftech Fusion E2 construction surfboard (three dif. models to choose from)

Videographer: $500 Cash

Photo Submission Winner

Surfer: O’Neill 5.5/4 Psychotech wetsuit

Photographer: $300 worth of O’Neill Clothing

Go Pro Winner

Surfer: $200 worth of O’Neill Clothing

Best Wipeout

Surfer: TBA

This is a winner takes all event – no prizes for second and third place. You MUST be at the event to be chosen as a winner. Nominees in the top 3 for each category will be notified a month or so before the event.




Contest winners will be announced during the O’Neill x Surfline Wave of the Winter Movie Tour in Spring 2018 to be held on May 4th, 2018. Winners will be announced prior to the start of the Official Wave of the Winter Movie.

Doors open at 6pm for the event. Live music by the Z-Boys will start at 7pm. There will likely be a $5 Entry with proceeds benefiting the Surfrider Foundation. Free beer and food to the first 50 people – food by Flat Waves. Special guest judge – Pro Surfer Cory Lopez!



The contest begins December 1, 2017 and ends on March 31, 2018.

Waves must be ridden in New England (Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Maine) only.

Upon submission of video/photo footage, you authorize Warm Winds, O’Neill, and Surfrider to use the footage for promotion of the event.

Video guidelines: Submission must be shot in HD or higher resolution (1080p, 2.5k, 4k) – no iphone video! If the video entry is too large to email, send put in a dropbox and send the link. The submission must not be edited or submitted with any watermarks. For questions regarding Wave of the Winter video submissions, please contact Nick@warmwinds.com.

Limitations of Liability: Warm Winds LTD, O’Neill, Surfrider Foundaiton, and Surftech are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contests; (2) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contests or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any Submission.