The Big Wave Awards season for 2015/2016 is less than two weeks away from closing on March 15 and the submissions keep on coming. El Nino has been kind in the Pacific Ocean especially to the north shores of Hawaii, from which a number of Billabong Ride of the Year have been delivered. And with Surfline tracking another massive swell in the region for the coming days, Mother Nature isn't finished yet. Check out six of the latest submissions below, all of which happened in the last week.
At the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau sharing is part of the spirit of the legendary event, as long as no surfer disrupts the ride of his fellow charger. Hawaii natives Shane Dorian and Jamie O'Brien saw one of the biggest sets of the day and both had the same thought, "Eddie would go." More unique when it comes to Big Wave Award submissions, the pair were submitted together for the Billabong Ride of the Year category.
Axi Muniain is from Basque Country, Spain, but he didn't pass up the opportunity to tow-in at Jaws last week. Halfway around the world Muniain finds himself on a gargantuan swell and into the Big Wave Award submissions.
By now everybody has seen Albee Layer's barrel over on Maui the same day the Eddie ran, but there may be a few angles that you missed. Luckily, with the amount of videographers present for big wave sessions today they didn't, so here are a few more looks at Albee's latest Billabong Ride of the Year submission.
Tahitian Tikanui Smith is known for frequently submitted Tube Award entries from Code Red swells over at Teahupo'o. But on the most recent run of swell he opted to head over to the not too distant island chain of Hawaii and throw his hat in the ring in another category. His skills transfer well to say the least.