The XXL Global Big Wave Awards, hosted by Billabong, have been recognizing and honouring the greatest achievements in riding some of the biggest waves in the world. First prize goes to the individual surfer who demonstrates the most advanced level of big wave surfing performance by successfully catching and riding the wave.
The nominees for 2012 are in!
These guys are nothing short of brave for not only tackling these monster waves but proving their skills by riding them all the way through.
Check out the nominees in all their glory, battling it out for first prize, in the video above.