Best Big Wave Surfers Converge at 2016 WSL Big Wave Awards
Ian Walsh finding cover at Jaws / 2016 Pure Scot Barrel of the Year nominee | Photo by Richard Hallman
LOS ANGELES, CA/USA (Thursday, April 21, 2016) – The 2016 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Awards will take place at The Grove Theater in Anaheim, California on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
In addition to celebrating the successes of Big Wave riding, the WSL Big Wave Awards also salute the attempts and the epic wipeouts that make the sport so dangerous and compelling. Awards such as the TAG Heuer XXL Biggest Wave, Billabong Ride of the Year and the TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year make this award show unlike any other.
In addition to broadcasting the complete ceremony live on its website WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL Big Wave Awards will be the first award ceremony in history to be streamed on Facebook using the Facebook LIVE API (Facebook.com/WSL). Last year, fans from nearly 150 countries and territories tuned in to watch their favorite athletes and catch all the action.
Nominees will be vying for more than $250,000 in total prize money, as well as bragging rights to conquering some of the most monstrous waves produced by Mother Nature. The complete list of categories and nominees can be found at WorldSurfLeague.com.
There will be opportunities for members of the media to interview the athletes on the red carpet starting at 6:00 p.m. and during the award ceremony. Both photo and video news releases featuring the winners and other highlights will be distributed shortly following the show’s conclusion.
For more information, log onto WorldSurfLeague.com.