World Surf League Big Wave Awards
April 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019

Technically, the World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Awards are announced in April. But videos for all the nominees and categories are up on the WSL website all year. Word to the wise: It is a vortex that will suck the productivity right out of you.

Jaw-dropping is so over-used, but mouth agape just sounds dumb. Yet, these rides have virtually no other outcome…for the viewer, at least. Categories include: Ride of the Year, Paddle, XXL Biggest Wave, Tube, Wipeout, Women’s Best Performance, and Women’s XXL Biggest Wave.

In prep for the 2019 awards, a nice taste of what most of us will never experience is Maya Gaberia’s ride on this absolute monster at Nazaré in January 2018.

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