An XXL Evening

posted by / Photos / May 4, 2013

All photos Steve Sherman unless noted

All aboard. Greg Long was the performer of the year and conductor of good times on Friday.

All aboard. Greg Long was the performer of the year and conductor of good times on Friday.

John John Florence surfs small waves and big waves and party  buses. Photo: Jimmicane

John John Florence surfs small waves and big waves and party buses. Photo: Jimmicane

Perennial XXL podium visitor, Shane Dorian.

Perennial XXL podium visitor, Shane Dorian.

Matt Meola, John John Florence and Albee Layer are good friends.

Matt Meola, John John Florence and Albee Layer are good friends.

“And the wave lurched like this…” Biggest paddle nominee, Matt Meola.

“And the wave lurched like this…” Biggest paddle nominee, Matt Meola.

Oliver Kurtz has pretty friends. Photo: Jimmicane

Oliver Kurtz has pretty friends. Photo: Jimmicane

Dave Wassel.

Dave Wassel.

We’d bet this is the last year Albee Layer isn’t nominated for something.

We’d bet this is the last year Albee Layer isn’t nominated for something.

Makuakai Rothman, front and center.

Makuakai Rothman, front and center.

Balaram Stack and the Volcom boys had plenty to celebrate, too. Look for a big stone on the nose of Bal's board starting...now. Photo: Jimmicane

Balaram Stack and the Volcom boys had plenty to celebrate, too. Look for a big stone on the nose of Bal's board starting...now. Photo: Jimmicane

How big was that Cloudbreak barrel? Reef McIntosh knows it’s better to show than tell.

How big was that Cloudbreak barrel? Reef McIntosh knows it’s better to show than tell.

No fish tales around here. Shawn Dollar exaggerates the size of no wave.

No fish tales around here. Shawn Dollar exaggerates the size of no wave.

Near drowning can't keep a good man down. Photo: Jimmicane

Near drowning can't keep a good man down. Photo: Jimmicane

Shane Dorian, the godfather of modern day big-wave surfing.

Shane Dorian, the godfather of modern day big-wave surfing.

Shawn set the world record for the biggest wave ever paddled into a few years back at Maverick’s. Then Dorian one-upped him at Jaws. This year, Shawn reclaimed his home in the record books with a 61-footer at Cortes Bank. Bigger than any wave that was even towed this year.

Shawn set the world record for the biggest wave ever paddled into a few years back at Maverick’s. Then Dorian one-upped him at Jaws. This year, Shawn reclaimed his home in the record books with a 61-footer at Cortes Bank. Bigger than any wave that was even towed this year.

Shawn Dollar with some proper Santa Cruz hippy shit…sure does seem to be working.

Shawn Dollar with some proper Santa Cruz hippy shit…sure does seem to be working.

A couple more coins for the piggy bank.

A couple more coins for the piggy bank.

Dorian.

Dorian.

SD love.

SD love.

Backside big wave surfers.

Backside big wave surfers.


 

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  • Montana

    Dorian is the man.

  • smithers

    is that T swift?