Big Wave Awards

If you didn’t see what your about to watch throughout social media the last few weeks, You’ve been living under a rock. Jack Baker, a young man from Cronulla went viral getting coverage from every corner of mainstream media with this crazy backwash incident around......

We’ve seen a fair bit of Shipsterns Bluff this year for The Nomad Bodyboards Big Wave Awards Presented By Emerald. It does not make this wave caught by Harley Ward any less impressive. The next few minutes you will see one of the biggest waves......

Well he’s back at it again. No one can slow this young Sam Thomas gentlemen down in the big stuff. We have seen a fair chunk of Shipsterns over the past year or so. But what sets this wave apart is how clean it is,......

Kyle Ward. What can’t this man do? It was only five years ago when Ryan first started Ryan Hardy Bodyboarding School. It just happens that Kyle was also his first student. Full of excitement and will power he told Ryan “I just want to be......

Santiago Martinez is a name you might not be familiar with, but you’ll get to know it. The 24 year old Argentinian bodyboarder’s big wave antics have been trickling through the like of Riptide and the ABA’s eyes more and more recently. The unmissable Teahupoo......

Lachlan Cramsie had a good 2016. He got a new signature model with Nomad, won the SWS Mystics Pro, placed second overall on the ABA Tour Rankings, released a banging clip from a smash and grab trip in between events and chased some serious slabs......

Can you imagine what was running through Damien Martin’s mind when he was making the decision to either straighten out or pull in when he was coming from behind the peak. One of our 2015 award winners is back at it again for the 2016......

Same, same but different. That the best way to describe the our next entry of the Nomad Big Wave Awards. Same location, same last name but different rider. As we saw his brother Sam tackle a shipsterns bomb only a few weeks ago. This time......

We kick off the 2016/17 Nomad Bodyboards Big Wave Awards presented by Emerald Bodyboarding specialists with one of the worlds best big wave locations. Becoming comfortable with the infamous step Sam Thomas is no stranger to big pits down in his home state in Tasmansia......

[gdlr_video url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9JroFRQGIg” ] Growing up in the “big wave state” of Western Australia, rising rookie Davis Blackwell seemed destined to tame absolutely monstrous waves. So when a massive Indian Ocean swell marched up the coastline of his home state earlier this year, Blackwell had his......

[gdlr_video url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC_1-vX1fGU” ] The first contender for the “best wipeout” category of the Nomad Bodyboards Big Wave Awards has emerged with one of Tasmania’s maddest men throwing himself into a heavy situation. Young gun Sam Thomas is not shy to pull into some meaty slabs,......

[gdlr_video url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLhdaKrRKEA” ] The latest entry into the Nomad Big Wave Awards comes from one of the pioneers of the “Free Surf Generation” in Australia. Chris James has earned a reputation as being one of the most fearless bodyboarders on the planet with a resume featuring......

[gdlr_video url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXcgB3lDTjc” ] Part of the new breed of talent coming out of Western Australia, Lewy Finnegan is already a man with a reputation that most Professional Bodyboarders could only hope for over an entire career. With the “Indian Ocean” as his playground its no......

The 2015 Nomad Big Wave Awards presented by ABA No contest vests, no rankings points, just one outlandish wave. Today marks a new era for the Australian Bodyboard Association (ABA) as it partners with NOMAD to reward the biggest & heaviest picture or video that’s......