Nominees in for the 2013 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards

Updated: April 12, 2013

The nominees in three of the most popular categories of the 2013 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Pacifico have just been revealed, adding to the momentum as the gala awards show approaches for big wave surfing’s greatest annual event on May 3. The top finalists for the Wipeout of the Year, the Surfline Best Overall Performance (male) and Billabong Girls Performance (female) awards can be viewed below and ballots are about to go out to the surfing world’s top athletes, photographers and journalists this week to determine the winners. The nominees have already been unveiled for the Ride of the Year, XXL Biggest Wave, Pacifico Paddle and Pacifico Tube divisions, representing over $120,000 in prizes for the surfer and photographer winners.

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Best overall performance (Male)

Best overall performance (Female)