Great Lakes Cultural Award for Enlightened Support to Sarah Brooker 2009. For outstanding contribution to youth arts within the community.  Commotion by the Ocean, King of the Kr8ter, Battle of the Bands, Hip Hop dance and MCing workshops, the Reconciliation Mural at main beach, Youth Week Mural at main beach, Bounce Without an Ounce and Chill Out Surf Classic.


Young Legends Award to Krysten Banks and her 2009 Green Corps team.Keep Australia Beautiful NSW, Clean Beach Challenge, Winner – Number One Beach (Lower North Coast & Hunter region) Green Corps 2009.


Nominated and awarded NSW state Best Event in 2008. Music NSW, Indent ISAAC Awards. Commotion by the Ocean was chosen out of fifty all-ages drug & alcohol free events held in NSW.  Supported by The Big Day Out.