Mon. Oct 18th, 2021

Surf League (WSL) launched the reputable checklist of nominees for the 2021 Purple Bull Giant Wave Awards. $350,000 in prize cash can be awarded throughout 4 classes for males’s and girls’s divisions: Trip of the 12 months, Greatest Paddle, Greatest Tow, and Performer of the 12 months. Profitable photographers and videographers may also take house prize cash.
This 12 months’s nominees spanned the globe with surfers representing nations like Brazil, Germany, Eire, South Africa, the US, and France. Nearly all of the nominated rides come from the notorious giant wave breaks of Nazaré in Portugal and Pe’ahi (a.ok.a. “Jaws”) in Hawaii, USA, however this 12 months’s shortlist additionally sees rides from Mavericks in Half Moon Bay – a piece of content by Surfing HI – , California – a blog post by Surf Report – , USA, Todos Santos in Mexico, and Mullaghmore Head in Eire.

The winners can be introduced all the way through the 2021 Purple Bull Giant Wave Awards Display on October 29, 2021. The display can be streamed at WorldSurfLeague.com/redbullbigwaveawards and audiences will uncover who can be taking house the celebrated awards from one of the wildest rides this 12 months.

Trip of the 12 months
The Trip of the 12 months is awarded to the female and male surfers who reveal essentially the most complicated and dedicated stage of huge wave browsing all the way through a a success experience, as judged by means of to be had video pictures. Whilst uncooked measurement is considered, it’s in the long run the extent of efficiency this is rewarded.

Feminine Nominees
• Paige Alms at Todos Santos, Mexico on January 11, 2021.
• Michelle des Bouillons at Nazaré, Portugal on February 22, 2021.
• Justine Dupont at Nazaré, Portugal on January 16, 2021.
• Maya Gabeira at Nazaré, Portugal on February 5, 2021.
• Izzi Gomez at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Keala Kennelly at Himalayas, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.

Male Nominees
• Conor Maguire at Mullaghmore Head, Eire on October 28, 2020.
• Grant Baker at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on December 11, 2020.
• Kai Lenny at Jaws, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Kai Lenny at Jaws, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Kai Lenny at Jaws, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Kai Lenny at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Peter Mel at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on January 8, 2021.
• Billy Kemper at Jaws, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Eli Olson at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Vinicius dos Santos at Nazaré, Portugal on February 22, 2021.
• Kalani Chapman at Outer Reef Log Cabins, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Wilem Banks at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on December 8, 2020.

Greatest Paddle
The Greatest Paddle Award is going to the female and male surfers who paddle into, and effectively experience, the most important wave of the 12 months.

Feminine Nominees
• Bianca Valenti at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on January 12, 2021.
• Justine Dupont at Jaws, Hawaii on January 17, 2021.
• Keala Kennelly at Himalayas, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Justine Dupont at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on December 8, 2020.
• Paige Alms at Todos Santos, Mexico on January 11, 2021.
• Raquel Heckert at Jaws, Hawaii on January 17, 2021.

Male Nominees
• Kai Lenny at Jaws, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Kai Lenny at Jaws, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Kai Lenny at Jaws, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Kai Lenny at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on December 8, 2020.
• Peter Mel at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on December 8, 2020.
• Peter Mel at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on January 8, 2021.
• Grant Baker at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on December 11, 2020.
• Billy Kemper at Jaws, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Nathan Florence at Jaws, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Vinicius dos Santos at Nazaré, Portugal on February 22, 2021.
• Ian Walsh at Jaws, Hawaii on December 2, 2020.
• Wilem Banks at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on January 10, 2021.

This 12 months’s nominees come with giant names like 2018 Giant Wave International ChampionKeala Kennelly (HAW) and world-renowned Giant Wave charger Justine Dupont (FRA).

Males’s nominees come with three-time Giant Wave International Browsing Champion Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker from South Africa and four-time Pe’ahi Problem Champion Billy Kemper main the price with rides at Mavericks and Jaws, respectively.
Greatest Tow

The Greatest Tow Award is going to the female and male surfers who, in any way to be had, catch and experience the most important wave of the 12 months.

Feminine Nominees
• Maya Gabeira at Nazaré, Portugal on October 29, 2020.
• Maya Gabeira at Nazaré, Portugal on February 5, 2021.
• Justine Dupont at Mavericks, California – a blog post by Surf Report – on January 1, 2021.
• Justine Dupont at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Justine Dupont at Nazaré, Portugal on October 29, 2020.
• Michelle des Bouillons at Nazaré, Portugal on February 22, 2021.

Male Nominees
• Conor Maguire at Mullaghmore Head, Eire on October 28, 2020.
• Kalani Chapman at Outer Reef Log Cabins, Hawaii on January 1, 2021.
• Kai Lenny at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Kai Lenny at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Kai Lenny at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Ian Walsh at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Sebastian Steudtner at Nazaré, Portugal on October 29, 2020.
• Sebastian Steudtner at Nazaré, Portugal on October 29, 2020.
• Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca at Nazaré, Portugal on October 29, 2020.
• Makua Rothman at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Nathan Florence at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.
• Francisco Porcella at Jaws, Hawaii on January 16, 2021.

The Greatest Tow Award can be a combat between Justine Dupont (FRA), Maya Gabeira (BRA), and Michelle des Bouillons (FRA). Closing 12 months Dupont and Gabeira went head-to-head for a brand new International Report with the most important wave ever ridden by means of a girl, with Gabeira edging out Dupont with a stellar experience at Nazaré. This 12 months, Dupont’s nominations span 3 places for the class, together with Mavericks, Jaws, and Nazaré.
The boys’s nominees come with Conor Maguire’s (IRL) submission at Mullaghmore Head in Eire, Kai Lenny (HAW), Sebastian Steudtner (GER),Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca (BRA), and Francisco Porcella (ITA) with rides Nazaré and Jaws.

Performer of the 12 months
The Performer of the 12 months Award recognizes the top-performing female and male surfers over the process the final twelve months in accordance with each experience captured on video or nonetheless photographs.

Feminine Nominees
• Justine Dupont
• Keala Kennelly
• Maya Gabeira
• Paige Alms
• Michelle des Bouillons
• Raquel Heckert

Male Nominees
• Kai Lenny
• Peter Mel
• Conor Maguire
• Grant Baker
• Sebastian Steudtner
• Ian Walsh
• Nathan Florence
• Eli Olson
• Billy Kemper
• Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca
• Makua Rothman
• Vinicius dos Santos