A breakout performance from the Brazilian for a solid second place on the Big Wave Tour and a Surfline Performance nomination.
The current Big Wave World Champion has been busy.
An obstacle course of steps and boils prove to be Danny Griffiths' undoing at a giant day at Shipstern Bluff in 2016.
Young Santa Cruz surfer Wilem Banks goes down with the ship on this blustery Maverick's bomb.
John John's younger brother takes off deep, and disastrously, during a particularly unruly session at Maverick's in January.
Young Dan Ryan inside a very big, very square pit at The Right in Western Australia, and a deserved Tube Of The Year nominee.
A perfect XXL swell hit Cloudbreak in Fiji during May in 2016, and one of the surfers on it was Dane Gudauskas.
The Right came through this year with three out of the five Tube Of The Year nominees, and this one by Shanan Worrall is a beast.
Irish surfer and Bundoran local goofy-footer Conor Maguire finds himself in the maw of a perfect back-lit Mullaghmore pit.
One of a bunch of entries at The Right in Western Australia, this wave by Brad Norris is a very worthy contender.
A huge bail-out from the top of a very large wave at Nazaré sees British surfer Tom Lowe flying through the air.
A courageous but ultimately disastrous attempt by Chilean big-wave charger Rafael Tapia to outrun a Nazaré beast.
Greg Long has been on the big-wave program since the early days, and is always a worthy contender for any accolades.
Keala Kennelly from Hanalei, Hawaii, is a hard-charging big wave legend, who never backs down when it gets big and serious.
A previous Big Wave Award for a Jaws barrel, and a Jaws contest victory see Paige as one of the best female big wave surfers in the world.
Bianca is a Mavericks graduate, and charges harder than most out there. She is a fitting addition to the Women's Performance Awards
Hailing from Lacanau, France, Justine Dupont has shown her affinity with Nazaré, with some great rides at Praia Do Norte.
The Brazilian natural-footer comes from a surfing family and has shown that she's not scared to charge when it gets triple overhead.
The Brazilian goofyfooter has risen fast through the big wave ranks for his bravado at Nazaré and is a deserved nominee.
The two times Pe'ahi Challenge winner Billy Kemper is undoubtedly in the running for a Surfline performance Of The Year Award
After another stellar season, racking up some great performances and good results, Nic is a worthy contender in the Surfline Performance
The Hawaiian waterman Kai Lenny has shown the world what can be done in big surf and is set to raise the bar again going forward.
Fairly new to the Big Wave Tour competition scene, world-renowned paddle boarder Jamie Mitchell has had a baptism of fire.
Porcella is part of the subtle rise of the Italian surfer, and his exploits over the last 12 months have been nothing short of legendary.
A huge push and relentless traveling from this North Shore charger have put him in contention for this prestigious award.
Australian surfer and paddle boarder Jamie Mitchell has had a tumultuous year on the Big Wave Tour this year.
Nazaré continues to amaze as Hawaiian surfer and lifeguard Trevor Carlson manhandles his way into this bomb.
Lucas Chianca on a beast of a wave, and a nominee in the 2017 WSL Big Wave Awards in the Billabong Ride Of The Year category.
Billy Kemper pulls into this massive cave during the 2016 Pe'ahi Challenge and into a nomination for the Billabong Ride of the Year Award.
Lucas Chianca drops down a monster Nazaré left, narrowly avoiding a flying Francisco Porcella en route to this nomination.
It's a fearsome drop into oblivion but Chris Mashburn paddles hard, holds his line and makes it to the bottom.
A gigantic peak at Nazaré with Hawaiian surfer Trevor Carlson in the perfect take-off spot for this entry.
One of the most incredible waves of the season -- this giant set just seems to run forever, and Francisco Porcella rides it to glory.
Nazaré Challenge winner Jamie Mitchell and a wild, grab-rail drop that had the crowds screaming and the commentators whooping.
Up for a Biggest Paddle Award as well as a Billabong Ride of The Year Award, this Maverick's bomb has turned heads.
The two-time Biggest Wave winner has another solid entry into this year's TAG Heuer XXL Biggest Wave category.
A humble fisherman from Lisbon, Vau is not shy when it comes to riding the big ones, like this solid Nazaré left.
With the WSL Big Wave Awards quickly approaching, it's time to review the nominees. Here's Ben Andrews' bomb at Mavericks.
Hawaiian all-rounder Kai Lenny and his Pe'ahi entry for the 2017 TAG Heuer Biggest Wave category.
Congratulations Jordy Smith!
Congratulations, Courtney Conlogue!
Congratulations Brent Dorrington
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