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Chi e’ sebastian steudtner? e le nomination del billabong xxl 2010

Surfcorner.it – Mancano solo poco più di due settimane alla cerimonia conclusiva e di premiazione del Billabong XXL 2010 il prossimo 23 aprile 2010 e intanto sono state rivelate la nomination dei rider che cercheranno di portarsi a casa un pezzetto dei 130.000 dollari di montepremi.

L’edizione di quest’anno ha beneficiato di uno dei migliori anni nella storia del surf, con 12 mesi di mareggiate giganti in tutto il mondo, dal Sud Africa alle Hawaii, dall’Australia alla California, passando per Messico, Tahiti e oltre.
Più di 1000 immagini sono state scremate per selezionare i “nominati”, ora visibili sul sito ufficiale Billabong XXL.com.

La fetta più grossa della torta sono i 50.000 dollari riservati al surfer con la singola e più incredibile performance su onda grossa catturata in video, e quest’anno di surfate epiche ce ne sono state tante e non sarà facile scegliere. Tra l’altro, su cinque surfate in nominations, ben quattro sono state fatte in paddle-in, cioè senza l’aiuto del jetski a testimonianza dell’insistenza dei surfisti di tornare alle origini.

Tra i nominati di quest’anno troviamo un nome finora sconosciuto, assurto a celebrità istantanea dopo una di quelle surfate che cambiano la vita. E’ il tedesco Sebastian Steudtner di Nuremburg, che si è fatto lanciare da un jetski sulla sinistra di Jaws lo scorso 7 dicembre 2009, collezionando una surfata che, almeno per lui, rimarrà nella storia.

Le nominations 2010 in ordine alfabetico:

FIVE BILLABONG XXL RIDE OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINEES
(Surfer prize $50,000 – Video prize $5,000)
Grant Baker (Durban, South Africa) at Maverick’s, California on February 13, 2010.
(Video by Noel Robinson)
Shane Dorian (Kona, Hawaii, USA) at Maverick’s, California on February 13, 2010.
(Video by Noel Robinson)
Mark Healey & Shane Dorian (Sunset Beach & Kona, Hawaii, USA) at Waimea Bay, Hawaii on December 7, 2009.
(Video by Dwayne Fetch)
Ramon Navarro (Pichilemu, Chile) at Waimea Bay, Hawaii on December 8, 2009.
(Video by Marc Beaty/Surfline)
Raimana Van Bastolaer (Tahiti, French Polynesia) at Teahupoo, Tahiti on March 17, 2010
(Video by Aaron Lieber)

FIVE BILLABONG XXL BIGGEST WAVE AWARD NOMINEES
(Surfer prize $15,000 and a Honda Aquatrax watercraft with HSA sled – Photo/video prize $4,000)
Ross Clarke-Jones (Torquay, Vic., Australia) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on December 25, 2009.
(Photos by Erik Aeder and Bruno Lemos. Video by Elliot Leboe.)
Danilo Couto (Bahia, Brazil) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on December 25, 2009.
(Photos by Erik Aeder and Batel Shimi. Video by Chris Tronolone.)
Makua Rothman (Sunset Beach, Hawaii, USA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 11, 2010.
(Photos by Erik Aeder, Tracy Kraft, Bruno Lemos and Zak Noyle. Video by Tim Bonython and Elliot Leboe.)
Sebastian Steudtner (Nuremberg, Germany) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on December 7, 2009.
(Photos by Erik Aeder, Jeff Flindt, Sean Hower, Fred Pompermayer and Batel Shimi.)
Ian Walsh (Kuau, Hawaii, USA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 11, 2010.
(Photo by Tim McKenna. Video by Tim Bonython and Elliot Leboe.)

FIVE MONSTER PADDLE AWARD NOMINEES
(Surfer prize $15,000 – Photo/video prize $4,000)
Grant Baker (Durban, South Africa) at Maverick’s, California on February 13, 2010.
(Photos by Doug Acton, Robert Brown, Tom Cozad, Art Gimbel, Todd Glaser, Ed Grant, Don Montgomery, Fred Pompermayer and Frank Quirarte. Video by Curt Myers, Eric Nelson and Noel Robinson.)
Shawn Dollar (Santa Cruz, California, USA) at Maverick’s, California on February 13. 2010.
(Photos by Doug Acton, Robert Brown, Todd Glaser, Guerin Myall, Fred Pompermayer, Tyler Fox and Seth Migdail. Video by Eric Nelson and Noel Robinson.)
Mark Healey & Shane Dorian (Sunset Beach & Kona, Hawaii, USA) at Waimea Bay, Hawaii on December 7, 2009.
(Photos by Bidu, Brent Bielmann, Todd Glaser and Shorty. Video by Dwayne Fetch and Thomas Jamur.)
Alex Martins (San Francisco, California, USA) at Maverick’s, California on February 13, 2010.
(Photos by Scott Eggers, Art Gimbel, Don Montgomery, Fred Pompermayer and Frank Quirarte. Video by Eric Nelson and Noel Robinson.)
Ramon Navarro (Pichilemu, Chile) at Waimea Bay on December 8, 2009.
(Photos by Bidu, Jeremiah Klein, Pete Freiden, Scott Soens, Pete Hodgson, Brent Bielmann. Video by Mark Beaty/Surfline and Bruce Walker.)

FIVE MONSTER TUBE PHOTO AWARD NOMINEES
(Surfer prize $5,000 – Still Photography prize $2,000)
Grant Baker (Durban, South Africa) at Maverick’s, California on February 13, 2010.
(Photos by Doug Acton, Don Montgomery, Fred Pompermayer, and Frank Quirarte.)
Manoa Drollet (Tahiti, French Polynesia) at Teahupoo, Tahiti on March 17, 2010.
(Photos by Fred Pompermayer and Ben Thouard)
Rusty Long (San Clemente, California, USA) at Maverick’s, California on February 13, 2010.
(Photos by Don Montgomery, Fred Pompermayer and Frank Quirarte)
Mark Mathews (Maroubra, NSW, Australia) at The Right, Western Australia on June 15, 2009.
(Photos by Calum Macaulay and Shorty.)
Raimana Van Bastolaer (Tahiti, French Polynesia) at Teahupoo, Tahiti on March 17, 2010.
(Photos by Fred Pompermayer and Ben Thouard)

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