A YEAR of triumph and tragedy set to culminate in the Billabong XXL Award nominees.
Distilled down to the top five nominees in each of the XXL's seven divisions, every category is filled with all-time moments, each worthy of being named an XXL champion and earning a share of the $130,000 prize purse.
Sion Milosky is the first surfer to be nominated for an XXL Award posthumously, contributions may be made to the Sion Milosky Family fund at www.volcom.com.
All bonkers nominations can be viewed on the XXL site. For a big wave surfer if you don't win the Tour then this is your world cup. For everyone else it's a chance to watch again some of the highlights of a year where the boundaries of what was thought possible were once again progressed.
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