The winners of the 2012 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards, sponsored by Monster Energy, were announced yesterday in Anaheim, California. The categories for the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards include the Monster Tube Award, Monster Paddle In Award, XXL Biggest Wave Award, Verizon Wipeout of the Year Award, Surfline Mens Performance Award, Billabong Girls Performance Award and the ultimate Ride of the Year Award.
Garret McNamara, Nathan Fletcher, Dave Wassel and Maya Gabeira have dominated the Billabong XXL Global Big Waves Awards. The winner in each category are as follows.
XXL Biggest Wave Award
Garret McNamara – Praia do Norte, Portugal
Ride of the Year Award
Monster Tube Award
Nathan Fletcher – Teahupoo, Tahiti
Monster Paddle In Award
Dave Wassel – Jaws / Peahi, Maui
Verizon Wipeout of the Year Award
Surfline Mens Performance Award
Billabong Girls Performance Award