2018 Ride of the Year Entry: Ross Clarke Jones at Nazaré on October 16, 2017. Video by Bruno Lemos.
2018 Ride of the Year Entry: Nicole Paceli at Nazaré on October 16, 2017. Video by Bruno Lemos.
2018 Ride of the Year Entry: Garrett McNamara at Nazaré on September 24, 2017. Video by Jorge Leal.
2017 Big Wave Awards Billabong Ride of the Year winner Billy Kemper
2017 Big Wave Awards Billabong Ride of the Year winner Billy Kemper.
2017 WSL Big Wave Awards Billabong Ride of the Year winner Billy Kemper.
Noa Weigrich with GrindTV's Katie Rodriguez at the 2017 Big Wave Awards.
Through all the craziness that has been revealed at Nazaré, one wave stood out above all others -- this mountainous left.
Australian surfer and paddle boarder Jamie Mitchell has had a tumultuous year on the Big Wave Tour this year.
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.
With the WSL Big Wave Awards quickly approaching, it's time to review the nominees. Here's Ben Andrews' bomb at Mavericks.
Frame grab Ride of The Year - Nazare
Ride of the Year Nominees
Shane Dorian won the 2016 Billabong Ride of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
For the second consecutive year Shane Dorian won the most prestigious award of the evening.
Tyler Larronde nails a late drop on his first-ever wave at the spot and follows up with a massive barrel.
The Hawaiian pulls off an air-drop right into one of the deepest paddle barrels ever seen at Teahupo'o. Video by Tim Bonython.
Shane Dorian takes a giant wave the afternoon the Eddie didn't run at Jaws on February 10, 2016. Video by Dan Norkunas.
Shane Dorian bends the laws of nature at the Pe'ahi Challenge at Jaws on December 6, 2015. Video by Ryan Moss.
Albee Layer paddles into a solid right and scores an extremely deep tube ride at Jaws, Maui.
Manny Resano goes hard over the ledge and pulls off the biggest drop of the day at Maverick's, California.
Manny Resano snags the bomb of the day at Maverick's, California on December 7, 2015.
Grant "Twig" Baker finds a perfectly groomed beachbreak barrel at Puerto Escondido, Mexico.
Greg Long paddles into one of the biggest contest waves at the Pe'ahi Challenge at Jaws on December 6, 2015. Video by WSL Video Team.
Shane Dorian bends the laws of nature at the Pe'ahi Challenge at Jaws on December 6, 2015. Video by Ben Reed.
Mark Healey goes all-in at Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico on May 3, 2015. Video by Jaciel Santiago.
Ian Walsh slips into the pocket at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 15, 2016. Video by Ryan Moss.
Grant Baker finds his way in and out of a perfect right barrel at Puerto Escondido on May 6, 2016. Video by Alexey Orlov/Go Big Project.
Albee Layer rides through the inner workings of a heaving barrel at Jaws on February 25, 2016. Video by Shanti Berg.
Mark Healey paddles into an outside peak and seeks refuge inside a barrel at Puerto Escondido on May 3, 2015. Video by Daniel Nava Duran.
Ian Walsh gets busy for the thirteenth time this winter at his local break at Jaws on January 15, 2016. Video by Ryan Moss.
Mick Corbett tows in deep and man-handles a ultra thick slab at The Right June 27, 2015. Video by Chris Bryan.
Ian Walsh shows up in his 12th clip of the season doing his thing at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 15, 2016. Video by Elliot Leboe.
Aaron Gold is captured from a distant cliff angle as he paddles into the biggest right of the day.
Alvaro Malpartida backsides into a crispy coverup at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on February 10, 2016.
Benjamin Sanchis calmly does what used to be unthinkable: backdooring a heavy barrel section and escaping cleanly at Jaws.
Niccolo Porcella tows in and drives down a vast face on a huge day at Jaws.
Pedro Calado is captured in the water angle as he paddles into the biggest left of the day.
Ian Walsh is yet again thoroughly documented as he flies under a momentary liquid overhang at Jaws.
Matt Bromley is seen in the water angle as he paddles into a beast and sticks the drop at Jaws.