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.
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.
Lucas Chianca drops down a monster Nazaré left, narrowly avoiding a flying Francisco Porcella en route to this nomination.
One of a bunch of entries at The Right in Western Australia, this wave by Brad Norris is a very worthy contender.
Irish surfer and Bundoran local goofy-footer Conor Maguire finds himself in the maw of a perfect back-lit Mullaghmore pit.
A perfect XXL swell hit Cloudbreak in Fiji during May in 2016, and one of the surfers on it was Dane Gudauskas.
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.
The hard-charging Hawaiian wins Barrel of the Year at WSL Big Wave Awards, the first-ever woman to do so.
A first-time wildcard on the Big Wave Tour, UK plumber Andrew Cotton could soon be competing in the Nazaré Challenge.
From red carpet to rulers, scenes from the Big Wave Awards.
He's the best big-wave rider on the East Coast, and his roots run deep.
Amazingly, the Hawaiian big-wave charger got right back into the groove after his harrowing TAG Heuer Wipeout Award winner.
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.
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.
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.
Keala Kennelly becomes the first woman to win the award for the biggest tube ride of the year!
A quick guide to Saturday Night's WSL Big Wave Awards show