The Surfer Poll Awards took a big step into a brand new award category to end the 2013 year titled, “Heavy Water.” In a new attempt to honor big wave athletes during the event, Surfer Magazine presented the award to the craziest, most impressive ride of the year. Despite the stacked nominations of both massive cold and warm water waves, Santa Cruz native Shawn Dollar earned the honor after paddling into a 61ft wave at Cortes Bank.
The big wave ride not only earned Dollar the “Heavy Water” Award, but also the current World Record for the largest wave ever paddled into.
Dollar is also the guest of tonight’s Off the Lip Radio Show, that features legendary surfers and skateboarders in their Santa Cruz, California headquarters. The Big Wave World Tour competitor will be in the studio just in time for the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational, predicted to run this weekend, and answer all of your questions about the event to come.
You can listen in on 1080AM radio in the Bay Area every Tuesday evening starting from 7PM PST. You can also click here to watch the YouTube Livestream on TheSurfChannel.com!