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WSL Big Wave Awards Nominees are in!


See it live on May 2.

The 2019 WSL Big Wave Awards Nominees are in!

The names have been chosen by a panel of judges based on video and photographic evidence, and compete across eight divisions.

The winners of Ride of the Year, Men's XXL Biggest Wave, Women's XXL Biggest Wave, Women's Biggest Paddle, Men's Biggest Paddle, Wipeout of the Year, Men's Best Overall Performance of the Year, and Women's Best Overall Performance of the Year titles will be revealed on May 2, in Redondo Beach, California.

The Hawaiian contingent dominates the list of nominees for this year's Big Wave Awards, but there are also riders from Brazil, France, South Africa, Australia, Chile, England, Germany, Spain, and Portugal featured in the official sheet.

The nominees for the men's and women's best overall performances of the year are still being scrutinized as they are considered the most important and prestigious awards of the event.

The winners of these divisions will be seeded into all events of the upcoming Big Wave Tour season.

2019 WSL Big Wave Awards | Nominees
Ride of the Year
Grant Baker (RSA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii, on November 26, 2018
Naxto Gonzalez (ESP) at Nazaré, Portugal, on November 16, 2018
Billy Kemper (HAW) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on November 26, 2018
Kai Lenny (HAW) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on November 26, 2018
Ramon Navarro (CHI) at Cloudbreak on May 22, 2018

Men's XXL Biggest Wave
Carlos Burle (BRA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on November 26, 2018
Tom Butler (UK) at Nazaré, Portugal, on December 14, 2018
Kai Lenny (HAW) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on November 26, 2018
Sebastian Steudtner (GER) at Nazaré, Portugal on February 7, 2019
Anthony Tashnick (USA) at Mavericks, California, on December 17, 2018

Women's XXL Biggest Wave
Justine Dupont (FRA) at Nazaré, Portugal, on November 9, 2018
Justine Dupont (FRA) at Nazaré, Portugal on November 18, 2018
Nicole Pacelli (BRA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii, on January 12, 2019

Men's Biggest Paddle
Grant Baker (RSA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii, on November 26, 2018
Grant Baker (RSA) at Mavericks, California, on December 17, 2018
Pedro Calado (BRA) at Nazaré, Portugal, on November 18, 2018
Nathan Florence (HAW) at Mavericks, California, on December 17, 2018
Billy Kemper (HAW) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii, on November 26, 2018

Women's Biggest Paddle
Paige Alms (HAW) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on October 9, 2012
Justine Dupont (HAW) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on November 26, 2018
Andrea Moller (HAW) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 16, 2016

Wipeout of the Year
Russell Bierke (AUS) at Nazaré, Portugal, on January 26, 2019
Alex Botelho (POR) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii, on November 26, 2018
Trevor Carlson (HAW) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on November 27, 2018
Lucas Chianca (BRA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on November 26, 2018
Makua Rothman (HAW) at Cloudbreak, Fiji on May 22, 2018

Men's Best Overall Performance of the Year
TBA

Women's Best Overall Performance of the Year
TBA

The winners will be crowned at the Big Wave Awards on May 2 starting at 7:45pm PT. Watch live on worldsurfleague.com.

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