The National Grove of Anaheim hosted the world’s top big wave surfers on Friday night to celebrate a historical year as a part of the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 2014. The evening began with a red carpet entrance that flowed into the courtyard where the drinks were pouring and the anticipation grew. After the live webcast kicked off for the rest of the world to enjoy the VIP event from the comfort of their own homes, the ceremony began and athletes were awarded cash prizes for Ride of the Year, Paddle Award, Biggest Wave, Tube Award, Worst Wipeout, Men’s Performance and Women’s Performance.
Watch The Surf Channel highlights from the invite-only event:
Check out the best moments on and off the red carpet, captured at one of the most prestigious awards ceremony in the sport of surfing: