This is one of the most exiting time of the year for big wave riders and surf photographer around the world. Thats because the Billabong XXL Global big waves award Just anouced the nominees for this year award.
It was a huge year for big wave surfing , some of the biggest waves ever seen on fiji , portugal, ireland and in tahiti ,
not maintioning the biggest paddle in sesion ever at peahi.
I was fortuned enough to be present in some of those epic days, and the result of that was to have four of my pictures and one video clip as nominees for this year awards.
two on the monster tube award , Nathan Fletcher at teahupo'o and Kohl Christensen at cloud break .
the other two on the monster paddle award with Dave Wassel and Shane Dorian both at peahi.
THE NORTH SHORE OF OAHU IS WERE THE CHALLENGE IS TAKING PLACE MEET THE JUDGES GERRY LOPES , SUNNY GARCIA , PANCHO SLIVAN & ROSS WILLIANS FLYNN NOVAK , ROCKY POINT NOV 20th 2011 BALARAM STACK , PIPELINE DEC 17th 2011 RICARDO DOS SANTOS, DEC 16th 2011
Last year I had a fairly good chance of wining the first edition of the "wave of the winter" presented by surf line.com . I had captured one of the most amazing rides at pipeline Brazilian, surfer Thiago camarao simply got a stoning waves on nov 14 2010.