TAG Heuer XXL Biggest Wave Winner: Yuri Soledade, Photograph by Jimmie Hepp
Big wave surfing is scary. And when you take a step back and consider exactly how big a wave is it becomes even scarier. Yuri Soledade as scene in Jimmie Hepp's photograph at Jaws was dropping down a wave locked in at 73 feet. Imagine something that big. Then imagine it's moving...well deserved Yuri.
Winner: Yuri Soledade (Haiku, Maui, Hawaii) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on February 25, 2016. (Photo nominees: Brian Berkowitz, Jimmie Hepp, Elliot Leboe, John Patao and Fred Pompermayer. Video nominee: Elliot Leboe.)
Mick Corbett (Perth, WA, Australia) at Nazaré, Portugal on February 19, 2016. (Photo nominees: André Bernardo and André Botelho.)
Garrett McNamara (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA) at Nazaré, Portugal on November 1, 2015. (Photo nominees: Bruno Aleixo, André Botelho, Vitor Estrelinha, Jorge Figueira and Manuel Ricardo. Video nominee: Timelapse Media.)
Niccolo Porcella (Sardegna, Italy) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on February 25, 2016. (Photo nominees: Erik Aeder, Rick Dobrowski, Dooma Photos, Paul Karaolides and Zack Williams. Video nominee: Marcus Rodrigues.)
Pedro Scooby (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) at Nazaré, Portugal on October 27, 2015. (Photo nominees: Bruno Aleixo, Helio Antonio, Vitor Estrelinha, Pedro Miranda and Hugo Silva. Video nominee: André Callado.)