BILLABONG XXL BIG WAVE EXPERIENCE HITS SANTA CRUZ THIS WEEKEND;
LAST MINUTE SWELL ALONG WEST COAST HAS SURFERS ON RED ALERT
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – (March 14, 2011) – For the first time in the event’s 11-year history, a last-minute swell threatens to shake up the potential nominee list for the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards during the final week of the event period. The swell is expected to hit Hawaii first, and then Maverick’s and other West Coast breaks this week, just ahead of the first XXL Big Wave Experience exhibit at the Sacred Craft Surfboard Show in Santa Cruz this Saturday and Sunday, March 19 & 20.
NEWPORT BEACH – (February 18, 2011) – With the competition window of the 11th Annual Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards fueled by Monster Energy closing in just over a month, a stunning list of new developments have supercharged the event like never before.]
The groundbreaking contest (often referred to as the Oscars of big wave surfing) honors the brave watermen (and women) who have taken on the greatest waves of the last year at any break anywhere in the world, based on the photographic evidence. The gala invitation-only XXL awards ceremony will take place on the evening of April 29, 2011 at the Grove Theater in Anaheim, California and features over $130,000 in prize money to be distributed to the worthy champions in categories which include the Monster Paddle, Monster Tube, XXL Biggest Wave, Billabong Girls Best Performance, Surfline Best Men’s Performance and the ever-popular Verizon Wipeout of the Year. In a new twist, the winner of the top-line Ride of the Year Award will not only receive $50,000 but a one-year lease on a Toyota Tacoma truck to assist in their big wave quest in the coming year. Also joining the party is Contour, the official Point-Of-View camera of the XXL.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – (December 5, 2010) — With the peak window of high surf activity in the Northern Hemisphere just starting its annual roll, the 2011 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy is already chock full of amazing entries from all around the planet. Unlike conventional surfing competitions which wait in one location until the waves come to them, the eleventh annual Billabong XXL Awards has the unique advantage of a window which runs all year long and is open to all the world’s best surfers at the all world’s best big waves — whenever and wherever they come in – as long as they are caught on film or tape.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – (October 5, 2010) — The competition window for the 2011 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy runs through the end of Winter next March, but already a tsunami of entries have been received thanks to a run of massive swells in the Southern Hemisphere in recent weeks. The Billabong XXL Awards recognize the best rides and biggest waves challenged by top surfers at every break on the planet at any time of the year, with the winners decided based on the photographic evidence.
THE BILLABONG XXL
GLOBAL BIG WAVE AWARDS
2010/2011 CATEGORY OVERVIEW
Welcome to the 2011 Billabong XXL GLobal Big Wave Awards