The 2018 Big Wave Awards honor the world's best big-wave surfers in categories from Wipeout of the Year to the men's and women's Overall Performances, with submissions from famous big-wave spots like Nazaré, Portugal and Pe'ahi, Maui. Here are the winners from the biggest night in big wave:
With his 2018 honor, the breakout Brazilian big-wave star has finally arrived.
The two-time Big Wave World Champ and multiple Big Wave Awards winner sweeps the field after dominating all season.
Not only did the Brazilian top the field at the WSL Big Wave Awards, but he also set a world record for the biggest wave ever surfed.
The Oahu local made the most of winter swell at Maui for this winning paddle-in wave at Pe'ahi.
Although this Nazaré beast almost took his life, the British charger not only survived, but plans to return to surfing.
Ian Walsh (Haiku, Hawaii, USA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on October 28, 2017.