The one you have all been waiting for has finally been announced, The WSL have revealed the 2015 Big Wave Award Wipeout nominations and this year there are some real crackers! With big wave riding there will always be big wipeouts and so long as the surfers escape serious injury, it seems that we cannot get enough of watching the consequences when it all goes wrong.
This year the six nominees consist of Ben Sanchis at Nazare, Billy Kemper at Puerto Escondido, Marcio Freire at Jaws, Scott Dennis in Remote Australia and a bizarre synchronised tumble at Mavericks featuring Chapman Murphey and Jamie Mitchell. It is definitely Ben Sanchis who gets flattened by the biggest wave and Billy Kemper puts in an impressive breakdance routine in Mexico during his wipeout! It is certainly going to be a tough call as they are all ‘special’ in their own way but it is the double slam of Mitchell and Murphey that has the best comedy value, simply because of the impeccable timing.
As well as the Big Wave Wipeout nominations, the WSL have also revealed the Women’s Best Performance nominees and the Surfline Overall Performance and full details can be seen here. We have embedded the double wipeout below this article and the links above will lead you to the full collection of slams. Be sure to let us know who wins the best/biggest wipeout for you!