A humble fisherman from Lisbon, Vau is not shy when it comes to riding the big ones, like this solid Nazaré left.
Hawaiian all-rounder Kai Lenny and his Pe'ahi entry for the 2017 TAG Heuer Biggest Wave category.
Up for a Biggest Paddle Award as well as a Billabong Ride of The Year Award, this Maverick's bomb has turned heads.
The two-time Biggest Wave winner has another solid entry into this year's TAG Heuer XXL Biggest Wave category.
With the WSL Big Wave Awards quickly approaching, it's time to review the nominees. Here's Ben Andrews' bomb at Mavericks.
Everything you need to know for big wave surfing's premier awards show.
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.
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.
The remaining nominees for the 2016 awards are revealed. Tune in April 23 to see who takes home top honors.
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.