In contention for the famed Verizon Wipeout of the Year honors are five surfers at four notorious big wave breaks scattered around the globe.

Brazilians Felipe Cesarano and Rodrigo Koxa are well in the running for their horrific missteps at Teahupoo in Tahiti. Australian Mark Mathews is in for his dead-end wave at The Right in Western Australia. Local Danny Griffith is contending for his stumble at the base of a stair-stepping beast at Tasmania's Shipstern Bluff and Hawaii's Garrett McNamara is nominated for his imitation of a skipping stone down the face of a bomb at Jaws, on the north shore of Maui. (This is McNamara's third nomination this year, along with Ride of the Year and XXL Biggest wave nods for his huge wave in Portugal.)

Watch the footage and cringe.



Danny Griffith - Shipstern

Felipe C
Felipe Cesarano - Teahupoo

Garret M
Garrett McNamara - Jaws

Mark M
Mark Mathews

Rodrigo Koxa - Teahupoo

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