For the second consecutive year Shane Dorian won the most prestigious award of the evening.
Aaron Gold used brute force to get himself into the biggest wave of the season ridden without the use of a jetski.
Keala Kennelly becomes the first woman to win the award for the biggest tube ride of the year!
El Nino delivered this year and so did Shane Dorian earning the award for the best overall performance in big surf over the last year.
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A first-time wildcard on the Big Wave Tour, UK plumber Andrew Cotton could soon be competing in the Nazaré Challenge.
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Amazingly, the Hawaiian big-wave charger got right back into the groove after his harrowing TAG Heuer Wipeout Award winner.
The measurements are in and Yuri Soledade road the biggest wave of the year at 73 feet.
While all of the nominees were cringeworthy, Niccolo Porcella suffered the worst of the worst.
The Brazilian surfer -- who's now a Maui local -- earned the prestigious award for the best overall season.
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Nic Lamb charges on one of the biggest Portuguese waves ever paddled (briefly joined by an airborne Joao de Macedo) at Praia do Norte,
Jamie Mitchell's clean ride down and out of a huge wave earns him a nine-point ride.
The Maui local earned a solid score and a GoPro Challenge clip during the Pe'ahi Challenge.
Shane Dorian flies like a bullet through the barrel at Jaws, just one of his incredible waves this past year.
Andrea Moller's efforts during the historic El Niño season earned her a nomination into the elite women's category.
Bethany Hamilton adds to her legendary reputation by earning the nod as a Women's Best Performance finalists for the Big Wave Awards.
Aaron Gold was a breakout star of the winter. Here, he paddles into the biggest right of the day at Jaws.
Greg Long pulls right into a massive tube during the Pe'ahi Challenge at Jaws on December 6, 2015. Video by WSL Video Team.