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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Greg Long pulls right into a massive tube during the Pe'ahi Challenge at Jaws on December 6, 2015. Video by WSL Video Team.
Mark Healey paddles into one of the biggest beach break waves at Puerto Escondido on May 3, 2015. Video by Alexey Orlov.
Trevor Sven Carlson slots the bowl with deft precision at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 10, 2016.
Garrett McNamara skips like a stone at the base of a massive wave at Maverick's.
Pedro Calado turns a too-late drop on a near-perfect wave into a near-perfect wipeout.
Matt Becker is seen is the water angle as he gets insanely airborne.
Warm up for the most daring of performances, with the least success.
Check out some of the rides that made Emi Erickson's 2015/2016 winter run one of the best.
Check out some of the stunning rides that earned Keala Kennelly another Big Wave Awards nomination for her overall performance.
Check out some of the amazing photos of Paige Alms from an epic year at Jaws that saw her nominated for the BWA elite category.
In this session at Jaws, Pedro Calado paddled into the biggest left of the day on the biggest day ever paddled at Jaws.
Tom Dosland gets hung up above the lip and then is boosted into a space walk.
Niccolo Porcella goes over the handlebars at Teahupo'o, Tahiti on July 22, 2015.
Mick Corbett takes on a giant at Nazaré Feb. 19, 2016. Photos by André Botelho and André Bernardo.
Yuri Soledade at Jaws, Feb 25, 2016. Photos: Brian Berkowitz, Jimmy Hepp, Elliot Leboe, John Patao, Fred Pompermayer. Video: Elliot Leboe.
Pedro Scooby at Nazaré, Portugal, Oct. 27, 2015. Photos: Bruno Aleixo, Helio Antonio, Vitor Estrelinha, Pedro Miranda, Hugo Silva. Video:
Niccolo Porcella at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on February 25, 2016. Photos by Erik Aeder, Rick Dombrowski, Dooma Photos, Paul Karaolides and Zack
Garrett McNamara at Nazare, Portugal on November 1, 2015. Photos by Bruno Aleixo, André Botelho, Vitor Estrelinha, Jorge Figueira and
Mark Healey at Puerto Escondido, Mexico on May 3, 2015. Photos by Nikki Brooks, Ben DeCamp, Astrid Fonseca and Edwin Morales. Video by