Carissa Moore and Mick Fanning: debuting their new wetsuits

The world's best surfers gathered in the Gold Coast for the 2014 ASP World Surfing Awards.

The night opens a new season. The 2014 ASP World Surfing Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements of the 2013 Dream Tour, in an event where boardshorts are not allowed.

Accolades and awards are handed out to those that have contributed to the sport, including the "Heat of the Year", "Breakthrough Performers" and of course the ASP World Champions.

"You thought you saw a good show last year, but I can't wait to see what the girls do in 2014," said Carissa Moore. "I'm more excited than ever to start this new year," added Mick Fanning.

Winners of the 2014 ASP World Surfing Awards:

Peter Whitaker Award: Sofia Mulanovich
Breakthrough Performers: Dimity Stoyle & Kai Otton
Heat of the Year: Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Josh Kerr & Alana Blanchard, Coco Ho
Move of the Year: John John Florence & Tyler Wright
Wave of the Year: Kelly Slater & Stephanie Gilmore
ASP World Junior Champions: Gabriel Medina & Ella Williams
ASP World Longboard Champions: Piccolo Clemente & Kelia Moniz
ASP Women's World Title Runner-Up: Tyler Wright
ASP Men's World Title Runner-Up: Kelly Slater
ASP Women's World Champion: Carissa Moore
ASP Men's World Champion: Mick Fanning

The 2014 ASP World Championship Tour kicks off with the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, starting on March 1st.