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The Year in Surfing: 2012 in Review

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Jaws Roars

Photograph By Tony Heff

If there was any question before Oct. 9, Shane Dorian proved he is the best big-wave surfer in the world today. After pulling into 25-foot tubes like this, he cemented his position as the front-runner for the 2012 Billabong XXL Ride of the Year award.