Body Glove Wins The 2012 Imaginarium Surf Photography Contest

Jamie Obrien Body Glove Imaginarium

Jamie O'Brien on the cover of the November 2012 issue of TransWorld SURF. Photo: photobrent

TransWorld SURF’s third annual Imaginarium—a contest to progress surf photography—raised the bar this year, with entries from teams from Sanuk, VonZipper, and Body Glove. In the most competitive and creative year yet, Body Glove’s video and photo submission, The Disappearance, was awarded top honors, voted on by the TransWorld SURF edit staff, along with judges from TransWorld’s SKATEboarding and SNOWboarding titles.

Set in the jungles of Indonesia, the submission was a mix of The Creature From The Black Lagoon meets The Blair Witch Project. In the midst of firing surf, team members Jamie O’Brien, Alex Gray, Cheyne Magnusson, and Anthony Walsh suddenly realize they’re not alone. As the tension escalates, team members begin disappearing, and their dream trip turns into a blood-splattered nightmare.

“Judging for this year’s Imaginarium was tough,” says TransWorld SURF Editor In Chief Chris Coté. “All three teams had completely different styles and vibes. In the end, Body Glove’s submission took the win using a combination of unique angles, a solid team, and a creepy beast from the deep. Thanks to all three teams for their hard work and creative submissions, everyone produced some very cool stuff this year.”

Along with the win, Body Glove team rider Jamie O’Brien also nabbed the cover of the November issue. “When we saw the cover we were all blown away,” says Body Glove’s Greg Browning. “It’s one of the coolest moments ever.”

“We were so stoked to be in Imaginarium this year,” says Browning, “the other two brands really stepped up the game with some cool, fun ideas, and it made it such a great thing to be a part of.” To see all the video, photos, and behind the scenes takes from all three teams, head to transworldsurf.com/2012-imaginarium.

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