Amazing WSL Big Wave Award Nominees

Article Courtesy of WSL | PC:Egan

Nominees for the final categories — TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year, Women’s Performance and Surfline Overall Performance — have been announced. Among the brave surfers who took on gigantic waves in an historic El Niño winter, 15 surfers (10 men and five women) have been nominated for being the best. Five have been nominated for getting the worst, suffering some of the gnarliest wipeouts we’ve seen in years.

Here are the finalists:

TAG Heuer Wipeout Award

Awarded to honor the most committed — yet least successful — wave of the event window.
First Place: $3,000 + TAG Heuer Watch – Videographer: $3,000; Second – Fifth Videographer: $500

Surfline Men’s Best Overall Performance Award

Awarded to the male surfer who not only puts on the greatest number of outstanding performances in the most diverse number of venues, but also demonstrates a high level of excellence in water safety leadership. Both paddle-in and tow-in disciplines are considered.
First Place: $15,000 + TAG Heuer Watch; Second Place: $5,000; Third Place: $2,000

  • Pedro Calado (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Trevor Sven Carlson (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA)
  • Shane Dorian (Kona, Hawaii, USA)
  • Aaron Gold (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA)
  • Mark Healey (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA)
  • Nic Lamb (Santa Cruz, California, USA)
  • Kai Lenny (Haiku, Hawaii, USA)
  • Greg Long (San Clemente, California, USA)
  • Jamie Mitchell (Currumbin, Queensland, Australia)
  • Will Skudin (Long Beach, New York, USA)


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