The World’s Best Big Wave Surfers gathered in Huntington Beach, California this week for the 2017 World Surf League – Big Wave Awards. The gala ceremony at The Pasea Hotel & Spa awarded the greatest rides of the past year and celebrated the new World Champions of the big wave community. This year saw $350,000 in prize money divided among seven categories ranging from the greatest tuberides to the biggest wipeouts.
Some Of The 2017 World Surf League Big Wave Winners Are.
2016 / 2017 World Surf League Men’s Big Wave Tour Winner – Grant Baker.
2016 / 2017 World Surf League Women’s Big Wave Tour Winner – Paige Alms.
The Billabong Ride Of The Year – Billy Kemper.
The Biggest Wave Paddle Award – Ben Andrews.
Men’s Overall Performance Award – Jamie Mitchell.
Women’s Best Overall Performance Award – Paige Alms.
Tag Heuer XXL Biggest Wave Award – Francisco Porcella
Photography By Bruno Aleixo.
Tag Heur Wipeout Of The Year Award – Wilem Banks
Photography By Curt Myers.
Tube Of The Year Award – Shanan Worrall
Photography By Jamie Scott.
The featured photographs include World Surf League – Best Tube with Shanan Worrell by Jamie Scott at The Right in Western Australia and World Surf League -Biggest Wave with Francisco Porcella by Bruno Alexio in Portugal.