Last night was the highly anticipated Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards in Anaheim California. The nominees have been circulating around the interwebs for a few months now. Brazilian charger Danilo Couto took the RIDE OF THE YEAR category with his air drop to rodeo ride at Jaws. Shane Dorian took MONSTER PADDLE and MONSTER TUBE for a wave from the same session at Peahi. Check out the XXL website for more. Rest of the winners below..
Danilo Couto, 2011 Ride of the Year Award
Benjamin Sanchis, Biggest Wave Award
Shane Dorian, Monster Paddle Award
Shane Dorian, Monster Tube Award
Mark Mathews, Verizon Wipe-out of the Year Award
Keala Kennelly, Girls Performance Award
Sion Milosky, Mens Performance Award