Hell yeah, Nomad and the ABA Tour have collaborated to bring the world of bodyboarding a Big Wave Awards! Basically the run down is the more insane you are, the more you money win, its as simple as that.
Here is the run down from ABA themselves:
The NOMAD Big Wave Awards will highlight a side of the sport that goes beyond both the realms of the mainstream professional competitive stadium to an area where seemingly normal riders take fantastic risks, with little concern for fame or glory. The waiting period is held for a total of 4 months, May – October.
Judging will be made out of a total of 100 points.
Within the 100 points there are sub categories; this allows us to put tow and paddle surfing against each other to create the fairest and all rounded competition.
The criteria will be broken down to the following.
10 points: Tow/Paddle
10 Points: Size
10 Points: Commitment and control.
10 Points: Moves and progression.
10 Points: Make or wipeout.
10 Points: Consequence.
20 Points: This will be about the overall wave. This is judges’ own discretion of how the wave impressed them.
Prizes are as follows:
$2,000.00 for the rider of the Biggest wave presented by NOMAD
$500.00 for the filmer of the Biggest Wave
$500.00 for the Biggest wipeout
Well go on then..