Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards Party Pics

Bigger isn't always better...

Bigger isn't always better...

Unheralded German surfer Sebastian Steudtner with his check for the biggest tow-in of the year. Yep, the same guy that Christian Fletcher said, "Learn to paddle," after butchering his name while on stage with thousands watching. Photo: Mimi

Unheralded German surfer Sebastian Steudtner with his check for the biggest tow-in of the year. Yep, the same guy that Christian Fletcher said, "Learn to paddle," after butchering his name while on stage with thousands watching. Nice... Photo: Mimi

Grant "Twiggy" Baker with his massive check for riding an equally massive wave. Congrats Twiggy, if there was anyone who deserves this honor (and cash!) it's you! Photo: Steindler

Grant "Twiggy" Baker with his massive check for riding an equally massive wave. Congrats Twiggy, if there was anyone who deserves this honor (and cash!) it's you—truly a class act. Photo: Steindler

Twiggy and Chilean charger Ramon Navarro on stage at the XXL Awards. These are two of the coolest dudes you could ever meet. Photo: Steindler

Twiggy and Chilean charger Ramon Navarro on stage at the XXL Awards. These are two of the coolest dudes you could ever meet. Photo: Steindler

Shane Dorian with his award for the "Best Overall Performance". Photo: Steindler

Shane Dorian with his award for the "Best Overall Performance". Photo: Steindler

Pro skaters Danny Way and Jake Brown fittingly introduce the wipeout award, a subject these two know a lot about. Photo: Steindler

Pro skaters Danny Way and Jake Brown fittingly introduce the wipeout award, a subject these two know a lot about. Photo: Steindler

It's kind of weird to celebrate a wipeout, but that didn't stop Australia's Brook Phillips from doing so. Photo: Steindler

It's kind of weird to celebrate a wipeout, but that didn't stop Australia's Brook Phillips from doing so. Photo: Steindler

Quiksilver's Chad Wells makes a call to Raimana Van Bastolaer in Tahiti to tell him he won the "Monster Tube Award" from a recent sesion at Teahupo‘o. Photo: Steindler

Quiksilver's Chad Wells makes a call to Raimana Van Bastolaer in Tahiti to tell him he won the "Monster Tube Award" from a recent sesion at Teahupo‘o. Photo: Steindler

Paul Fisher razzes Machado and Merle in yet another "Follow The Fish" episode. Photo: Steindler

Paul Fisher razzes Machado and Merle in yet another "Follow The Fish" episode. Photo: Steindler

The bar at the Grove in Anaheim was packed to the gills pretty much all night and at least one certain TWS employee drank waaaay too much (who could that have been?). Photo: Steindler

The bar at the Grove in Anaheim was packed to the gills pretty much all night and at least one certain TWS employee drank waaaay too much (who could that have been?). Photo: Steindler

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