It's that time of the year again, time to hold on to your jaws so they don't crash to the floor all too noisily when the nominees for the 2013 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards!

The Billabong XXL Awards competition window closed on March 20, the start of spring, with every wave ridden at every big wave break around the world in the previous 12 months in contention. The five biggest or best in each of the key categories have now been identified based on the photographic evidence, and the winners will be crowned at a gala awards show at the Grove Theater in Anaheim, California on May 3, with over $120,000 up for grabs across seven diverse event categories.

Paige Alms

Hidden at the bottom of the last newsletter we finally found the nominees for the Girls Perfomance Awards and are once again incredibly impressed by what these ladies take on....

THREE BILLABONG GIRLS BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD NOMINEES

(Surfer prize $5,000)

Paige Alms (Haiku, Hawaii, USA)

Anastasia Ashley (San Clemente, California, USA)

Keala Kennelly (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA)

Stay tuned for the results and check out more stunning beauty on billabongxxl.com

Keala Kenelly