Jaws Takes Center Stage at XXL Awards

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The Billabong XXL big wave awards were held last Friday. This annual event honors big wave surfers for categories that include biggest wave, best ride, best barrel and worst wipe out. Many years, the infamous big wave surf break “Jaws” or Peahi on Maui’s North Shore produces rides that are contenders for the crown. This year was no different as a surprise October swell pushed the boundaries of big wave surfing. The biggest award went to Big Island wave rider Shane Dorian for his ride of the year. The same wave also won the “tube of the year” award. The Maui Real Estate Team was on the cliffs on October 9th with video camera in hand to record Shane’s big wave.

Congrats to Shane, the other winners and all of the nominees. A special congrats to Maui surfers Paige Alms and Matt Meola for their nominations for the Girls Performance Award and Paddle in Awards respectively.

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