According to Transworld Business The Billabong XXL Awards is surfing’s most testosterone filled night and one hell of a show. Buses of party goers pulled up to the Grove Theater in Anaheim, CA to honor the best big wave surfers in the world. The big wave surfing crew is like a fraternity, and even those that weren’t up for awards were happy to show up, support their peers, and throw back a few drinks.
2013 Billabong XXL Global Surf Awards
XXL Ride Of The Year: Shane Dorian (Jaws)
Pacifico Paddle Champion: Shawn Dollar (Cortes Banks)
Biggest Wave Champion: Shawn Dollar (Cortes Banks)
Pacifico Tube Champion: Shane Dorian (Jaws)
Men’s Overall Performance: Greg Long
Women’s Overall Performance: Keala Kennelly
Wipeout Champion: Chris Shanahan (The Right in WA)
“I had such anxiety heading up onto the stage, all the boys were up there and all the rides were so incredible, it must have been so difficult to choose between them. It was an amazing year, to win Ride of the Year is huge for me.”
– Shane Dorian, XXL Ride of the Year Champion
Check out Shane Dorian’s winning wave below…
Not only were the waves XXL, but the event featured XXL banners as well. XXL Banners of this size are serious, but delicate work. The XXL banners above the entrance were over 12′ x 19′ with heavy weight grommets every 24″. The banner hemming was reinforced for added durability & strength.
For such an exciting event in big wave surfing, the event banners needed to be equally exciting & that they were. Over a 20′ tall banners lined the entrance to the City National Grove of Anaheim that set the stage for a great event to support the biggest surfing personalities in the world.
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