Ken Skindog Collins goes XXL

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Ken Skindog Collins: I would’ve paid $50,000 to be in that barrel

Ken “Skindog” Collins

The BIG WAVE awards ceremony is finished and the winners and surfers of this years biggest waves were announced. The cream of the cream goes to Californian surfer Ken “Skindog” Collins from Santa Cruz. His Puerto Escondido green mega bomb barrel got him first place in both the Ride Of The Year category and at the Monster Tube category.

Puerto Escondido

The biggest barrel of the year rolled over Puerto Escondido sandbank in June 2006. And the result looked something like this:

Or if you prefer moving pictures:

And what did Ken Collins have to say about his wave? “I would’ve paid $50,000 to be in that barrel.” I am not so sure about that myself, but congrats to Ken for his achievement and his spirit. For other Billbong XXL winners read on:

2007 Billabong XXL Highlights

BiLLABONG XXL BIG WAVE RESULTS

BILLABONG XXL RIDE OF THE YEAR AWARD

(Surfer prize $50,000  Video prize $5000)
Winner:  Ken “Skindog” Collins  (Santa Cruz, California, USA) at Puerto Escondido, Mexico on June 17, 2006 Video by Josh Pomer
Second Place: Andrew Marr  (Cape Town, South Africa) at Dungeons, South Africa on July 30. 2006
Third Place: (Tie) Rusty Long  (San Clemente, California, USA) at Puerto Escondido, Mexico on June 2, 2006
Third Place: (Tie) Doug Young  (Dunedin, New Zealand) at Teahupoo, Tahiti on October 13, 2006
Fifth Place: Manoa Drollet (Tahiti, French Polynesia) at Teahupoo, Tahiti on July 28, 2006

BILLABONG XXL BIGGEST WAVE AWARD

(Surfer prize $15,000  –  Photo/video prize: $4000)
Greg Long  (San Clemente, California, USA) at Dungeons, South Africa on July 30. 2006 (Photo by Al McKinnon)

MONSTER PADDLE AWARD

(Surfer prize $15,000  –  Photo/video prize: $4000)
Garrett McNamara  (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA) at Maverick’s, Half Moon Bay, California on December 14, 2006 (Video by Ryan Casey)

MONSTER TUBE AWARD

(Surfer prize $5,000 –  Photo/video prize: $2000)
Ken “Skindog” Collins  (Santa Cruz, California, USA) at Puerto Escondido, Mexico on June 17, 2006 (Photos by Edwin Morales  o  Video by Josh Pomer)

SURFLINE MEN’S BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE AWARD

(Surfer prize $5,000)
Garrett McNamara  (Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA)

BILLABONG WOMEN’S BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE AWARD

(Surfer prize $5,000)
Maya Gabeira  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Billabong XXL

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