We’ve been following the development of the North Shore Big Wave Challenge since its inception in late fall. As the brainchild of Evan Valiere, the event is as homegrown as they come. The premise was simple: the North Shore surfers that go the hardest this winter and can walk away with the photographic proof win. Granted, this wasn’t by any means an industry-backed competition, but rather a contest in its purest forms–the pride of showing up your friends and pushing yourself over the ledge on a wave where others backed down. In the end, Sion Milosky took top honors with what has to be one of the biggest waves ever paddled into.
For more info, check out Northshorebigwavechallenge.com
Here’s some video of the winners:
Reef McIntosh Wins Best Barrel Award
Bethany Hamilton Wins Barrel Award
Rico Jimenez Wins Best GoPro Clip