Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards Photos

posted by / News / May 3, 2014

The Grove, home of the Billabong Extra Extra Large Awards. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

The Grove, home of the Billabong Extra Extra Large Awards. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

True to XXL tradition, Greg Long organizes a massive bus to take him and his closest friends to the awards. Photo: Gyselinck

True to XXL tradition, Greg Long organizes a massive bus to take him and his closest friends to the awards. Photo: Gyselinck

Some of Greg's friends are very, very attractive. This is Twiggy's fiance, Kate Lovemore. Fun fact about Kate: she's a Playboy Playmate. Photo: Gyselinck

Some of Greg's friends are very, very attractive. This is Twiggy's fiance, Kate Lovemore. Fun fact about Kate: she's a Playboy Playmate. Photo: Gyselinck

Stormsurf's Mark Sponsler, Mark Healey, the Beaches and Chris Christenson. Photo: Gyselinck

Stormsurf's Mark Sponsler, Mark Healey, the Beaches and Chris Christenson. Photo: Gyselinck

Are we there yet?!? I have to pee! Photo: Gyselinck

Are we there yet?!? I have to pee! Photo: Gyselinck

It was a strict under-21 eve— Hey who let those kids in? Photo: Gyselinck

It was a strict under-21 eve— Hey who let those kids in? Photo: Gyselinck

Flowered shirts, beautiful women and blurred vision are all staples of an XXL evening. Photo: Gyselinck

Flowered shirts, beautiful women and blurred vision are all staples of an XXL evening. Photo: Gyselinck

Ride of the year nominee and beard wearer, Shane Dorian toasts to another year, another fine evening. Photo: Sherman

Ride of the ear nominee and beard-wearer, Shane Dorian toasts to another year, another fine evening. Photo: Sherman

Masters of ceremony and dentirstry, Dave Wassel and Martin Potter. Photo: Sherman

Masters of ceremony and dentirstry, Dave Wassel and Martin Potter. Photo: Sherman

Creator of the Big Wave World Tour and all-around fine human being, Gary Linden. Photo: Gyselinck

Creator of the Big Wave World Tour and all-around fine human being, Gary Linden. Photo: Gyselinck

Ladies and gentleman, your big wave world champion and male best overall performance winner, Grant "Twiggy" Baker. Photo: Sherman

Ladies and gentleman, your big wave world champion and male best overall performance winner, Grant "Twiggy" Baker. Photo: Sherman

Let us reiterate, best male performance. Photo: Sherman

Let us reiterate, best male performance. Photo: Sherman

In his acceptance speech for biggest wave (62 feet at Belharra), Gautier Garanx thanked his main sponsor — his wife (not pictured). Photo: Sherman

In his acceptance speech for biggest wave (62 feet at Belharra), Gautier Garanx thanked his main sponsor — his wife (not pictured). Photo: Sherman

Keala Kennelly earned $5k and a kiss from her girl for winning the 2014 best female performance. Photo: Gyselinck

Keala Kennelly earned $5k and a kiss from her girl for winning the 2014 best female performance. Photo: Gyselinck

What do you think they're looking at? Photo: Sherman

What do you think they're looking at? Photo: Sherman

Ah, they're looking at Mark Healey. Photo: Sherman

Ah, they're looking at Mark Healey. Photo: Sherman

Healey flew all the way from Indo to accept his award for biggest paddle (from early-season Jaws). He flies back tomorrow. Photo: Sherman

Healey flew all the way from Indo to accept his award for biggest paddle (from early-season Jaws). He flies back tomorrow. Photo: Sherman

Two-for-one. Koa Rothman won tube of the year and worst wipeout for the same wave at Teahupo'o. Photo: Sherman

Two-for-one. Koa Rothman won tube of the year and worst wipeout for the same wave at Teahupo'o. Photo: Sherman

And now, the winner of the 2014 Billabong XXL Ride of the Year is...Photo: Sherman

And now, the winner of the 2014 Billabong XXL Ride of the Year is...Photo: Sherman

....Greg Long! $50k richer thanks to that cute little Puerto left he bagged last summer. Photo: Sherman

....Greg Long! $50k richer thanks to that cute little Puerto left he bagged last summer. Photo: Sherman

This must be what they mean when they talk about "brotherhood." Looks cozy. Photo: Sherman

This must be what they mean when they talk about "brotherhood." Looks cozy. Photo: Sherman

After the party it's the after party, hosted by Dean Morrison and Albee Layer. Photo: Sherman

After the party it's the after party, hosted by Dean Morrison and Albee Layer. Photo: Sherman


There were no world records broken. There were no huge surprises in the winners. The big-wave world just did what it always does for one night each spring — they came to The Grove in Anaheim to mingle, drink and celebrate another successful season. Above are the photos. Below are the winners. Tomorrow they leave to chase more swell.

2013/14 ASP Big Wave World Tour Champion: Grant “Twiggy” Baker
Tube of the Year: Koa Rothman
Billabong Women’s Best Overall Performance: Keala Kennelly
Billabong XXL Wipeout: Koa Rothman
Biggest Paddle: Mark Healey
Surfline Best Overall Performance: Grant “Twiggy” Baker
Billabong XXL Biggest Wave: Gautier Garanx
Billabong XXL Ride of the Year: Greg Long

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