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Makua Rothman and Albee Layer Join the Ride of the Year Billabong XXL Big Wave Nominees

As the winter season started a bit early at Jaws, some of the best big wave surfers in the world gathered the other days to conquer the infamous swells. They traveled from all corners of the world in search of a historic Big Wave ride.

And they scored some epic rides. Their performance was not left unnoticed, and the first entries into the 2013/13 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards, Ride of the Year category were marked. The first two receiving nominations into this category were Shane Dorian and Greg Long.

The two of them were soon followed by another two amazing Big Wave chargers: Makua Rothman and Albee Layer. Makua pulled a smooth late drop on a spitting beast of a wave and Albee a deep barrel, both of them receiving nominations in the XXL Ride of the Year category.

We can’t wait who joins them next in this man vs. nature Big Wave challenge. Check Makua Rothman and Albee Layer in action at Jaws in the video below and stay tuned for more entries.