Riptide 2013 Craziest Wave of the Year

And the nominees are…
Here are the top five nominees for Riptide Magazine’s 2013 Craziest Wave of the Year award (in no particular order) as voted by you and the riders themselves. There’s a hearty mix of tows and paddled waves, of air drop wipeouts and technical barrel riding. Who do you think should take the cake? Featuring: Chris James at Kony’s, South Australia; Niko Richard at Sapinus, Tahiti; Damien Martin at Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania; Dan Ryan at Teahupo’o, Tahiti; and John Duval at Sapinus, Tahiti.
 
Video edited by Michael Jennings.
 
Filmed/shot by: Matt Lackey, Ryan Mattick, Andrew Chisholm, Maureen Maiau and Greg Huglin.
 
Stay tuned to riptidemag.com.au over the coming week to find out who made the top five in the final remaining award categories – Best Clip/Podcast of the Year – followed by the announcement of the winners in Riptide #197, which is coming extremely soon.

In the meantime, check out what we’ve already revealed so far, below:

Photographer of the year: https://riptidemag.com.au/news/1921-riptide-2013-photographer-of-the-year


DVD/Film of the Year – top five.


Dropkneer of the Year – top five.


Biggest Move of the Year- top five.


Women’s Bodyboarder of the Year – top five.


Grom of the Year – top five.


Bodyboarder of the Year – Ben Player


Bodyboarder of the Year – top five.