Maya Gabeira

This may have been the most competitive year for the XXL ladies, but Maya Gabeira was able to maintain her stranglehold on the Women's Performance Award. She's now bagged the prize three straight years, and given how hard she rushed Hawaii's outer reefs this winter, and her willingness to park herself deep in the pit at Teahupoo in Tahiti, it's going to take a heck of a feat to get that oversized check out of her hands anytime soon. (JP Van Swae)