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2018 WSL Big Wave Awards Winners: Complete List

The 2018 Big Wave Awards honor the world's best big-wave surfers in categories from Wipeout of the Year to the men's and women's Overall Performances, with submissions from famous big-wave spots like Nazaré, Portugal and Pe'ahi, Maui. Here are the winners from the biggest night in big wave:

Men's Overall Performance: Lucas "Chumbo" Chianca

Men's Big Wave Performance Winner: Lucas Chianca
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With his 2018 honor, the breakout Brazilian big-wave star has finally arrived.

Hydro Flask Women's Overall Performance: Paige Alms

Hydro Flask Women's Overall Performance Winner: Paige Alms
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The two-time Big Wave World Champ and multiple Big Wave Awards winner sweeps the field after dominating all season.

Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award: Rodrigo Koxa

Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award Winner: Rodrigo Koxa
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Not only did the Brazilian top the field at the WSL Big Wave Awards, but he also set a world record for the biggest wave ever surfed.

Biggest Paddle Award: Aaron Gold

WSL Big Wave Awards Biggest Paddle Winner: Aaron Gold
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The Oahu local made the most of winter swell at Maui for this winning paddle-in wave at Pe'ahi.

Wipeout of the Year Award: Andrew Cotton

Big Wave Awards Wipeout of the Year Winner: Andrew Cotton
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Although this Nazaré beast almost took his life, the British charger not only survived, but plans to return to surfing.

Ride of the Year Award: Ian Walsh

Ride of the Year Award Winner: Ian Walsh
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Ian Walsh (Haiku, Hawaii, USA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on October 28, 2017.
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