- 04 May 2013 | Surfing
Shane Dorian has claimed the "Ride of the Year", at the 2013 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards.
Dorian stole $50,000 for the "Ride of the Year" Award, with this incredible drop and tube on one of the biggest waves ever caught at Peahi/Jaws, Maui.
The experienced tube rider, not only claimed the most important trophy at the Billabong XXL Awards, but he also conquered the "Best Tube" title for a giant barrel, at Peahi/Jaws.
"It was an epic swell, a real late-season swell. I didn't really catch a lot of big waves throughout the whole year. I was just stoked the swell came my way, near my house in Maui, and we scored", said Shane Dorian.
"For Shawn Dollar to paddle into the biggest wave, tow or paddle, all year is absolutely incredible. We're seeing a change, we're seeing the best big wave surfing we've ever seen. I'm pretty psyched still, I feel like a grom at heart," he added.
Shawn Dollar took away two important trophies: the "Biggest Paddle Wave" and the "Biggest Wave" awards, at the prestigious big wave surfing event.
Keala Kennelly and Greg Long went away with the "Performance" distinction, while Chris Shanahan got the "Best Wipeout" for a crazy free fall at The Right, in Western Australia.
"I think people have a preconception about what women can do in the water so I like to shatter the shit out of that and always try and do better and inspire. I'd also like to dedicate this award to my son," Kennelly expressed.