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Big Wave Awards Nominees 17/18

Nazare nominee for six categories

Big Wave Awards Nominees 17/18

After an intense season, we're close to know who wins the Big Wave awards 2017/2018. The nominees are announced and on April 28, the winners will be known at the ceremony in California.

The nominations belong to surfed waves between March 20, 2017 and March 20, 2018, in seven categories: XXL Biggest Wave, Ride of the Year, Paddle Award, Tube of the Year, Wipeout of the Year, Best Female Performance and Best Male Performance.

Nazaré has nominations in all categories, except for Tube of the Year. The photographer André Botelho, from Nazare, has two photos nominees for the Biggest Wave category, with the surfers Benjamin Sanchis and Sebastian Steudtner. Good luck all nominees: surfers, photographers and videographers!

 

XXL BIGGEST WAVE – 5 nominees

Ross Clarke-Jones at Nazaré - Portugal
Video: Humberto Santos       Photos: Bruno Aleixo and Ricardo Bravo

Rodrigo Koxa at Nazaré - Portugal
Video: Carlos Muriongo   Photos: Raphael Alvim, Pedro Cruz, Rafael G. Riancho, Manuel Ricardo and Leandro Sieves

Kai Lenny at Pe'ahi, Maui, Hawaii
Video: Marcus Rodrigues    Photos: Dooma Photos, Tony Heff, Aaron Lynton, Fred Pompermayer and Stu Soley

Benjamin Sanchis at Nazaré - Portugal
Video: Michael Darrigade    Photos: Bruno Aleixo, Helio Antonio, André Botelho, António Bravo and Vitor Estrelinha

Sebastian Steudtner at Nazaré - Portugal
Video: Nuno Dias    Photos: Helio Antonio, André Botelho, Rafael G. Riancho, Surfemotions and Gillen Usandizaga

                                                               Nominations for Nazaré: 4


RIDE OF THE YEAR – 5 nominees

Ross Clarke Jones at Nazaré - Portugal    Video: Pedro Miranda

Ryan Hipwood at Pe'ahi, Maui - Hawaii    Video: WSL VIdeo Team

Kai Lenny at Nelscott Reef, Oregon - United States    Video: Ian Kennelly

Sebastian Steudtner at Nazaré - Portugal    Video: Javier Goya

Ian Walsh at Pe'ahi, Maui- Hawaii    Video: Dan Norkunas
                                                               Nominations for Nazaré: 2

PADDLE AWARD - 3 nominees

Lucas Chianca at Nazaré - Portugal    Video: Cesinha Feliciano
Photos: Vitor Estrelinha and Rafael G. Riancho

Lucas Chianca at Pe'ahi, Maui, Hawaii    Video: Elliot Leboe
Photos: Tony Heff, Aaron Lynton and Fred Pompermayer

Nathan Florence at Pe'ahi, Maui, Hawaii    Video: Aldo Tassara
Photos: Dooma Photos, Aaron Lynton and Fred Pompermayer

Aaron Gold at Pe'ahi, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii    Video: Bruno Lemos
Photos: Dooma Photos, Aaron Lynton and Fred Pompermayer

Aaron Gold at Pe'ahi, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii    Video: Tony Heff/Freesurf
Photos: Erik Aeder, Brent Broza, Robin Ernst, Tony Heff and Aaron Lynton

                                                                Nominations for Nazaré: 1

TUBE OF THE YEAR - 5 nominees

Grant Baker at Pe'ahi, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii
Photos: Dooma, Aaron Lynton, Fred Pompermayer and Randy Sarrow

Mick Corbett at The Right, Walpole, Western Australia, Australia
Photos: Trent Slatter

Tyler Hollmer-Cross at Shipstern Bluff, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Photos: Andrew Chisholm

Billy Kemper at Pe'ahi, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii
Photos: Richard Hallman, Tony Heff and Keoki Saguibo

Ian Walsh at Pe'ahi, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii
Photos: Adam Carbajal, Richard Hallman, Paul Karaolides, Sofie Louca and Tracy Leboe.

Nominations for Nazaré: 0

WIPEOUT OF THE YEAR - 5 nominees
Andrew Cotton
at Nazaré - Portugal    Video: Pedro Miranda

Billy Kemper at Pe'ahi, Maui, Hawaii    Video: WSL Video Team

Coco Nogales at Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, México    Video: Yana Vaz

Eli Olson at Pe'ahi, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii    Video: Bruno Lemos

Owen Schultz at Nazaré - Portugal    Video: Remi Blanc
                                                                                              Nominations for Nazaré: 2

WOMEN'S OVERALL PERFORMANCE- 5 nominees

Paige Alms at Pe'ahi, Haiku, Hawaii    Video: Dan Norkunas

Justine Dupont at Pe'ahi, Maui, Hawaii    Video: Carlo Carbajal

Maya Gabeira at Nazaré - Portugal    Video: Humberto Santos

Keala Kennelly at Pe'ahi, Maui, Hawaii    Video: Tim Bonython

Bianca Valenti at Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California    Video: Tim Bonython

                                                                                                Nominations for Nazaré: 1

MEN'S OVERALL PERFORMANCE - 10 nominees
Grant Baker   Photo: Fred David

Russell Bierke    Photo: Fred Pompermayer

Lucas Chianca    Photo: Rafael G. Riancho

Nathan Florence   Photo: Tony Heff

Ryan Hipwood   Photo: Keoki Saguibo

Billy Kemper    Photo: Richard Hallman

Kai Lenny   Photo: Keoki Saguibo

Jamie Mitchell    Photo: Pedro Bala

Jojo Roper    Photo: Nikki Brooks

Ian Walsh    Photo: Richard Hallman
                                                                                              Nominations for Nazaré: 1

 

Check bellow some photos of the nominees and check all the videos and photos in the website of the World Surf League:

worldsurfleague - big wave nominees



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