Big Wave Wipeout and Performance Nominees Announced in Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 2012

November 16, 2012 1 min read

Nominees in three popular categories of the 2012 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards fueled by Monster Energy have been revealed, adding to the momentum as the awards show approaches for big wave surfing's premier annual big wave surfing 2012 billabong big wave awardsevent. The top five finalists for the Verizon Wipeout of the Year, the Surfline Best Overall Performance (male) and Billabong Girls Performance (female) awards can be viewed on the event website at, and ballots will be going out to the surfing world's top riders, photographers and journalists this week to determine the winners. The nominees have already been unveiled for the Ride of the Year, XXL Biggest Wave, Monster Paddle and Monster Tube divisions, representing over $120,000 in prizes for the surfer and photographer winners.

via Billabong

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left