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Big Wave Awards 2020

Nazaré's XXL waves highlighted

Big Wave Awards 2020

Another edition of the “Big Wave Awards” is taking place, developed by WSL and Red Bull, now in 2020 with a new format of one winner per week and voting by the public, having the following surf categories:

  • Wipeout
  • Paddle
  • Performance
  • XXL Biggest Wave
  • Ride of the Year

Nazaré stands out in the XXL Biggest Wave category, as expected, with 7 nominated waves out of a total of 8 waves. The winning wave in this “queen” category is likely to be from Nazaré, and possibly could correspond to a new world record for the height of the wave surfed.

It is already certain that the biggest wave of the female nominees will be a wave from Nazaré, since the 3 nominated waves are in Nazaré, and the winner will be Justine Dupont or Maya Gabeira.

See the photos and videos of named waves on the official WSL website. Some of the nominated waves are from February 11, 2020, during the WSL Nazare Challenge, see here the event report.

Also check the video of a spectacular wave by Kai Lenny, filmed during the WSL Nazare Challenge, with good chances of winning in the XXL category:

Meanwhile, the winner of the Wipeout category has been revealed, this time Keala Kennelly won.

The remaining winners will be announced in the coming weeks.


Check also the Tourism Nazare.

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