Here are the top five nominees for Riptide Magazine's 2013 Craziest Wave of the Year award (in no particular order) as voted by you and the riders themselves. There's a hearty mix of tows and paddled waves, of air drop wipeouts and technical barrel riding. Who do you think should take the cake?


Dan Ryan at Teahupo'o, Tahiti
Chris James at Kony's, South Australia
John Duval at Sapinus, Tahiti.
Damien Martin at Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania
Niko Richard at Sapinus, Tahiti

Video edited by Michael Jennings.

Soundtrack: Breeze ©Misha Mansoor
2009 Misha Mansoor - Used with creative commons licence.

Filmed/shot by: Matt Lackey, Ryan Mattick, Andrew Chisholm, Maureen Maiau and Greg Huglin.

Stay tuned to over the coming week to find out who made the top five in the final remaining award categories - Best Clip/Podcast of the Year - followed by the announcement of the winners in Riptide #197, which is coming extremely soon.

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