2016 Winners

The Salt Life Food Shack 2016 Big Wave Challenge saw some of the biggest waves yet! We saw photo and video submissions from over 100 total participants, thanks to Hermine, Nicole and Matthew, from all throughout the state! Winners were selected in two of three categories: Big Wave Photo, Airborn Video – Best HUCK & Hack Combination, and Fan Favorite. Our panel of Judges carefully measured waves, sprays and airs and presented over $8,000 of cash and prizes on Saturday, November 12.

Thank you, to all who participated this year! We thank every team, each finalist who came out in hopes of a win, and all of our sponsors for making the Challenge possible.

Congratulations 2016 Big Wave Challenge Winners!

Big Wave Photo
Surfer Cathy Harding & Photographer David Faison
Photographed 9/01/16 in Pensacola, Florida during the Hermine swell.


Fan Favorite (with 420 total votes)
Surfer Corey Sapp & Photographer Lee Holt
Photographed on 10/15/16 in Neptune Beach, FL during the Nicole swell.


2016 Big Wave Photo Finalists

There were some pretty spectacular waves off the Florida coast this season.  Check out some of the biggest and see who the top contenders were for the Big Wave Photo.