2012 Billabong XXL Awards Nominees

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Now that all of the nominees for this year’s Billabong XXL Awards have been announced let’s take a look at the waves and the surfers who were nominated. The categories are pretty stacked and there were some monster waves ridden in the past year.

The 2012 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards will air live on Fuel TV Sunday May 20th, 2012 at 6pm ET (3pm PT). More info on it all can be found at billabongxxl.com.

And the nominees are…….

RIDE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Nathan Fletcher at Teahupoo, Tahiti on August 27, 2011
Ryan Hipwood at Cloudbreak, Fiji on July 12, 2011
Greg Long at Puerto Escondido, Mexico on May 19, 2011
Garrett McNamara at Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal on November 1, 2011
Jeff Rowley at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 30, 2012

 

MONSTER PADDLE NOMINEES

Ken Collins at Maverick’s, California on February 8, 2012
Danilo Couto at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 4, 2012
Shane Dorian at Jaws, Hawaii, on January 4, 2012
Jamie Mitchell at Todos Santos, Mexico on January 6, 2012
Dave Wassel at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 4, 2012

 

BIGGEST WAVE NOMINEES

Andrew Cotton at Mullaghmore Head, Ireland on March 8, 2012
Garrett McNamara at Priaia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal on November 1, 2011
Axi Muniain at Agiti, Spain on December 15, 2011
Ollie O’Flaherty at Mullaghmore Head, Ireland on March 8, 2012
Damien Warr at Cow Bombie, Western Australia on October 16, 2011

 

WIPEOUT OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Felipe Cesarano at Teahupoo, Tahiti on August 27, 2011
Danny Griffith at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania on October 26, 2011
Rodrigo Koxa at Teahupoo, Tahiti on August 27, 2011
Mark Mathews at The Right, Western Australia, October 16, 2011
Garrett McNamara at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 4, 2012

 

MENS PERFORMANCE NOMINEES

Kohl Christensen
Shane Dorian
Nathan Fletcher
Mark Healey
Greg Long

 

WOMENS PERFORMANCE NOMINEES

Paige Alms
Maya Gabeira
Keala Kennelly
Silvia Nabuco
Savannah Shaughnessy

 

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