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Billabong XXL 2013 Awards Winners: Surf Champions Videos



A few weeks ago, we took a look at the top big wave surfers nominated for the Billabong XXL “Ride of the Year” award. Now, it’s time to announce the winners.

Billabong XXL 2013 Ride of the Year Champion – Shane Dorian

On Friday night, Shane Dorian took home the Ride of the Year award for the Billabong XXL 2013 Awards. His mind-blowing barrel at Jaws last October earned Dorian a huge check for $50,000. It was the biggest payout during a night of surf celebration in Anaheim, CA, that featured monster rides by the best big wave surfers on Earth. The video above shows the exploits of Shane Dorian, Shawn Dollar, Greg Long, Reef McIntosh and Dave Wassel. While they were all rides to remember, there could be only one winner, and Dorian took home the prize. In addition to his Ride of the Year award, Dorian also took home the Pacifico Tube Award, earning him another $5,000.

Billabong XXL 2013 Biggest Wave Champion – Shawn Dollar

Although he didn’t win Ride Of The Year, Shawn Dollar managed to snag the Billabong XXL Biggest Wave Award for slashing into a 61-foot beast off Cortes Bank last December, seen above. It was the largest wave ever paddled into, a feat that earned Dollar a cool $10,000, plus an extra $20,000 for the Pacifico Paddle Award.

Billabong XXL 2013 Mens Performance Champion – Greg Long

Greg Long accepted the Surfline Men’s Performance Award, thanking the coast guard and others who saved his life last December during a three-wave hold down at Cortes Bank. His $5,000 check was a juicy little cherry on top of a fresh lease on life.

Billabong XXL 2013 Wipeout Champion – Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan won the XXL Wipeout Award for a spectacular slam at “The Right” in West Australia. The footage above shows Shanahan tumble from the top of a huge wave, which would’ve likely been his Ride Of The Year entry. The $2,000 for the Wipeout Award wasn’t a bad consolation prize.

Finally, 5 camera men took home cash for capturing the glory. It takes a special kind of camera man to keep up with these Adrenalists.

Congratulations to all winners and nominees from us here at The Adrenalist. Be sure to check out these incredible GoPro surfing videos to get even more hyped for summer waves on the horizon.

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