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XXL Nominees Announced

Shane Dorian and Shawn Dollar top list of nominees

| posted on March 27, 2013

With his inspired performance in 2012, Shane Dorian was nominated in four separate XXL categories. Photo: Noyle

The Billabong XXL Awards, surfing’s annual big-wave awards show, recently announced their list of nominees in four of their six categories. Awards will be given for the Ride of the Year, the Pacifico Paddle Award, the XXL Big Wave Award, and the Pacifico Tube Award. Finalists for the worst wipeout and an overall female performance award will not be released until April. At the top of the list, Hawaii’s Shane Dorian was nominated in four of the possible categories and California’s Shawn Dollar was nominated in three. The awards show will go down on May 3 in California and will be streamed live at BillabongXXL.com.

And the nominees are…

BILLABONG XXL RIDE OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINEES
(Surfer prize $50,000 — Video prize $5,000)
SHAWN DOLLAR (Santa Cruz, California) at Cortes Bank. (Video by Steve Kennedy.)
SHANE DORIAN (Kona, Hawaii) at Jaws. (Video by Elliot Leboe.)
GREG LONG (San Clemente, California) at Jaws. (Video by Bruno Lemos.)
REEF MCINTOSH (Kauai, Hawaii) at Cloudbreak. (Video by Talon Clemos.)
DAVE WASSEL (Kaneohe, Hawaii) at Cloudbreak. (Video by Nick Pollet.)

PACIFICO PADDLE AWARD NOMINEES
(Surfer prize $20,000 — Photo/video prize $4,000)
GRANT BAKER (Durban, South Africa) at Cortes Bank. (Photos by Pat Stacy. Video by Neil Goss.)
SHAWN DOLLAR (Santa Cruz, California) at Cortes Bank. (Photos by Robert Brown, Rob Gilley, Greg Huglin, Frank Quirarte and Pat Stacy. Video by Jason Murray.)
SHANE DORIAN (Kona, Hawaii) at Jaws. (Photos by Erik Aeder, Richard Hallman, Bruno Lemos and Fred Pompermayer. Video by Jace Panebianco.)
MATT MEOLA (Haiku, Hawaii) at Jaws. (Photos by Bruno Lemos and PhotoBrent. Video by Bruno Lemos.)
MAKUA ROTHMAN (Sunset Beach, Hawaii) at Jaws. (Photos by Eric Aeder, Sean Hower, Bruno Lemos, and Fred Pompermayer. Video by Elliot Leboe.)

BILLABONG XXL BIGGEST WAVE AWARD NOMINEES
(Surfer prize $10,000 — Photo/video prize $4,000)
DANILO COUTO (Bahia, Brazil) at Mullaghmore Head. (Photo by Laurent Pujol,. Video by Sebastian Muller.)
SHAWN DOLLAR (Santa Cruz, California) at Cortes Bank. (Photos by Robert Brown, Rob Gilley, Greg Huglin, Frank Quirarte and Pat Stacy. Video by Neil Gross.)
SHANE DORIAN (Kona, Hawaii) at Jaws. (Photos by Erik Aeder, Richard Hallman, Bruno Lemos and Fred Pompermayer. Video by Bruno Lemos.)
KEALII MAMALA (Haleiwa, Hawaii) at Nazaré. (Photos by Bruno Aleixo, Luis Bento, Greg Huglin, To Mane, Wilson Ribeiro and Ricardo Bravo Santos. Video by Greg Huglin.)
ANTONIO SILVA (Cascais, Portugal) at Nazaré. (Photos by Bruno Aleixo, Diogo D’Orey and Ricardo Bravo Santos. Video by Greg Huglin.)

PACIFICO TUBE AWARD NOMINEES
(Surfer prize $5,000 — Still photography prize $2,000)
PETER CONROY (Miltown, Malbray, Ireland) at Mullaghmore Head. (Photos by Roo McCrudden.)
SHANE DORIAN (Kona, Hawaii) at Jaws, Hawaii. (Photos by Erik Aeder, Richard Hallman, Bruno Lemos and Fred Pompermayer.)
REEF MCINTOSH (Kauai, Hawaii) at Cloudbreak. (Photos by Fred Pompermayer, Rusty Russel and Tom Servais.)
RAMON NAVARRO (Pichilemu, Chile) at Cloudbreak. (Photos by PhotoBrent and Rusty Russell.)
DAVE WASSEL (Kaneohe, Hawaii) at Cloudbreak. (Photos by Brian Bielmann, PhotoBrent, Ted Pompermayer and Tom Servais.)

  • Ben

    Seriously, no Navarro for Ride of the Year? What are y’all smokin’ and where can I get some? Of the contenders for ROTY, Reef or Navarro.

  • dgb

    About time a filming criteria was set separating water level shots and on the cliff shots. Let’s face it, the spots aren’t going to be changing that much, so enough of the on the cliff shots. Photogs should get on the back of a ski/boat/boogie board and get out there.

  • https://www.facebook.com/#!/nicaragua365 Miguel Espinoza

    Hola!!!