The nominees for the Overall Performance Award at the forthcoming Big Wave Awards have been announced by the WSL. The award is essentially for the best big wave surfer over the last twelve months, and the rides depicted in the videos are merely symbolic. For the men (see video above), Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Trevor Sven Carlson, Shane Dorian, Albee Layer and Makua Rothman; for the women (see video below), Paige Alms, Emi Erickson, Keala Kennelly, Silvia Nabuco and Jamilah Star. Nominees for Ride of the Year and various other categories were announced last week.