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Video: The Winning Rides From the 2019 WSL Big Wave Awards

Kai Lenny dropping in on his XXL Biggest Wave-winning ride.

Every year, the World Surf League awards cash prizes and bragging rights to surfers who push their limits on terrifyingly large waves. The prizes are awarded for Ride of the Year, Biggest Wave, Biggest Paddle Wave, Best Wipeout, and Best Overall Performance. Here are this year's winners:

Grant Baker's Ride of the Year/Biggest Paddle Wave:

Kai Lenny's XXL Biggest Wave:

Justine Dupont's XXL Biggest Wave:

Andrea Moller's Biggest Paddle Wave:

Makua Rothman's Best Wipeout:

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