A crazy collection of colossal waves and courageous riders, from the wilds of south-west Australia to the chilly nooks of New Zealand's South Island. Damon Gunness, Doug Young and Shayne Baxter are among the entries to the Oakley Surfing Life Big Wave Awards.
That's what faces the judges as the Oakley Surfing Life Big Wave Awards enters its final selection phase.
We're now down to six Biggest Wave nominees, four Biggest Paddle-In contenders, and six possible Biggest Slabs from the 50-plus entries registered with organisers over the past eight months.
A full list of finalists, including 3 kiwis, here.