Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Home Sport Wind surf Inaugural Big Wave Awards

Inaugural Big Wave Awards

The inaugural Big Wave Awards have been a lot of fun. This first year has seen well over 100 entries. Each one a stunning display of power, skill, and exceptionally brave riding.

We’ve seen entries from across the world, and across the ages. From Ireland, Portugal, France, Spain, Africa, Chile, Peru, Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, New Caledonia, and of course Hawaii. From the 1980’s, 90’s, 2000’s and right up to a couple of months ago, the big waves flowed in.

This first year has seen many, but far from all, the great big wave rides across the whole history of our sport emerge to be seen together in one place, for the first time. As years go by we will see more and more extraordinary images emerge, both old and new.


Camille Juban, 56 feet – Men’s Biggest Wave – All time – photo © Si Crowther / IWT

Despite now being online only, without a big party on Maui’s north shore as we had planned, the IWT Big Wave Awards is bringing the windsurfing world together, for some positive inspiration, in an otherwise very difficult time.

We encourage you all to express your appreciation to these winners for the inaugural awards night in 2020, and we want you to put forward more of the best big wave rides for next year’s awards in 2021. This is an ongoing discussion, not a full stop, this is a place to start, to unearth and celebrate the best big wave riders in our sport. The legends old and new from all corners of the world. We salute you all.

Robby Naish, 56 feet – Men’s Biggest Wave – All time – photo © Erik Aeder

We have a lot of content lined up for the coming weeks that will include interviews and in depth analysis from the brave riders. For now, we submit these winners to you all as a celebration of our sport. As a celebration of the best that we can be. As inspiration for us all now and into the future. As a unifying moment in our sport that allows us all to cheer for these Big Wave Champions!!!

Sarah Hauser, 36-38 feet – Women’s Biggest Wave – photo © Erik Aeder
Z Schettewi, 39 feet – Men’s Biggest Wave – photo © Fishbowl Diaries
Kai Lenny (18), 44 feet – Youth Biggest Wave – photo © Erik Aeder

by International Windsurfing Tour

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

LATEST ARTICLES

Tecnomar announces the launch of the new EVO120 motor yacht

 Tecnomar, brand of The Italian Sea Group, one of the most recognized international players in the luxury yachting sector active in the...

Another important achievement for Arcadia Yachts: Sherpa 80 xl

Italy is the undisputed home of world design and, every year, the Permanent Design Observatory chooses the best design products from our...

MD62ab on the road at The International Yacht & Aviation Awards

Also this year the Italian shipyard Maxi Dolphin is the official supplier of the “Sailor of the Year FIV” who assigns his...

IMA – Three to battle for 68th Rolex Giraglia line honors

Italy’s premier offshore race, the Rolex Giraglia sets sail tomorrow (Wednesday 16th June), the fourth event in the International Maxi Association's 2020-21...

Tomorrow will see the start of the 68th edition of the Rolex Giraglia

There will be 147 yachts in the ORC, IRC and X2 classes for the start of the 241 mile offshore race. The...

Cantiere delle Marche introduces Flexplorer 130 Aurelia

“The first Flexplorer is a game changer, there is no doubt bout it. It is actually already a trend-setter project if we...

New full electric Magonis Wave e-550 enchants the canals of Venice

Combining comfort, efficiency and respect for the environment, with a keen eye for the details that make a boat instantly recognizable: this...

The Italian Sea Group: beginning of the executive design catamaran

The catamaran, whose order was finalized in the course of the first quarter of 2021, will have unique characteristics and will be...

Trimaran Argo demolishes between Bermuda and Plymouth record

In her first outing since the beginning of the pandemic, Jason Carroll’s MOD70 trimaran Argo last week blew away the existing record...

The new Nemesis data display system is easy to operate and read

Mast-mounted instrument displays that are touch-screen and customisable; the appeal of B&G’s new product Nemesis is easy to see from any angle....