A huge thank you to @wsl and @xxlbigwaveawards for putting on such an amazing night last week. My favorite part of that night is to see all of the crazy footage from all around the world, truly inspired by all of the people pushing the limits in #bigwavesurfing. Congrats to all of all of the girls, not just the nominees, I'm so honored to have won that award but I think you all deserved it too. I hope next year there will be more than just one award for the women, to provide a platform to show more of the amazing surfing the women are doing! It was a huge year of amazing rides and I truly believe this year was the best ever for women's big wave surfing. Winning felt pretty surreal but I was beyond stoked to have my heros talk about my Peahi wave, thank you to all of the guys who are so supportive of the women. It really makes such a huge difference when you guys are so friendly and commending! Thanks @shanedorian @gerglong @jamie_mitcho @davewassel for ur kind words and @hipstersurfer808 for being so stoked for me and inspiring me to find the hollow ones :) Thank you to all of the photographers and videographers who spend countless hours on the cliff at Peahi to capture these rides to reassure us that they weren't just dreams, you all are not thanked enough, but especially @tkleboe @acl_cinema @erikaederphotography @mikenealstudios who truly believed in me from the beginning and were posting photos and clips before I was doing anything really "special." Thanks @jacepanebianco @jonspenser @takeshelterprod also for nailing the shots! Thanks to all of my sponsors who support me, especially @killcliff! Thank you Chris Vandervoort for getting me out to Pier1 when I was 15, you forever changed my life. Thank you Mom for always encouraging me to chase my dreams. To @seanordonez @sos_shapes for always being the best safety and for making all of us the best guns ever! Thank you @devyn_bisson and @j_walking91 for following your dream to make a documentary and for choosing me, I can't wait to see @thewaveiride in a few weeks at the @mauifilmfestival!! I'm so honored to bring the #xxlawards #bigwaveawards women's best performance home to Maui!!