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The Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards Best Performance Nominees Are…

The Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards are the Oscars of Surfing. The event celebrates the big wave surf culture by awarding cash prizes and trophies to the most spectacular riders. The Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards are supported by Monster Energy, Verizon Wireless, Air Tahiti Nui airlines, XPERIA Sony Smartphone, Surfing Magazine and Surfline.

The ceremony will take place on the 20th of May and it will be broadcasted by Fuel TV. Prizes will be awarded for several categories, including Ride of the Year, XXL Biggest Wave, Wipeout of the Year, Best Performance, Girls Best Performance and others.

The five Surfline Best Performance of the Year Award Nominees are:
Kohl Christensen (Kailua, Hawaii, USA)
Shane Dorian (Kona, Hawaii, USA)
Nathan Fletcher (San Juan Capistrano, California, USA)
Mark Healey (Sunset Beach, Hawaii, USA)
Greg Long (San Clemente, California, USA

The five Billabong Girls Best Performance of the Year Award nominees are:
Paige Alms (Haiku, Hawaii, USA)
Maya Gabeira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Keala Kennelly (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Silvia Nabuco (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
Savannah Shaughnessy (Santa Cruz, California, USA)

The winner of each category will receive a $5.000 prize.