Shane Dorian and Mark Healey

Shane Dorian and Mark Healey have been in plenty a tricky spot together over the years, but when the duo caught what some considered to be the wave of the winter at Waimea they elevated their game to an entirely new level of insanity, and were nominated for Ride of the Year honors as a result. But ask both of them and they'll tell you that getting onstage in front of 5,000 belligerent fans and a worldwide web audience is considerably more unnerving. (JP Van Swae)