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Benjamin Sanchis wins The Wipeout of the Year Award

The 2014/2015 WSL Big Wave Awards honors the best performances of the year, from tubes to wipeouts and women's surfing to the ride of the year. During a yearlong window, submissions poured in from breaks around the world, including big wave hotspots Puerto Escondido, Jaws, Maverick's or Nazaré.

That's on this infamous Portuguese spot that Nixon surfer Benjamin Sanchis rode what people are calling the biggest wave ever ridden. Unfortunately failing to reach the bottom of the beast - and nearly losing his life - Sanchos would not be able to compete for the « Biggest Wave » award, winning instead the « Biggest Wipeout » awards…