Big Wave Awards

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 at...

[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 date with...

[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, and he...

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 documented within...