HGMtv Make Top 5 Of 2012 Big Wave Awards

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Story, Screen Grabs & Video by Holtzy

It was a case of so close yet so far as the HGMtv crew came within a whisker of winning the "Slab" section in the 2012 ASL/Oakley Big Wave Awards.

HGMtv had 4 entries in the Slab category with the thumping pit that underground West Oz charger Ben Rufus scored at the near mythical "Black Rainbow" (pictured right) making it into the final five and scoring Ben a free trip to NSW for the final judging.

Unfortunatly Ben was pipped by an absolute evil monster of a wave scored at possibly the best ever swell to hit Shipsterns Bluff in Tasmania. A wave definatly deserving as a winner in anyones books.

The good news is that HGM will be all over any swell that lurks at Black rainbow in the future having spent a lot of time last year working out the right conditions to make it pump.

The other HGMtv entries of Dan Corbett and Myron Porter (pictured below) were definatly in the mix too and its HGM's prediction that these two guys will eventually win a category in the Big wave Awards over the next few years. They're both animals!!!

Check out the video clip from the second of the three epic sessions HGMtv scored at Black Rainbow below

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