Pela primeira vez na história da premiação, que acontece anualmente no final de abril, na Califórnia, um surfista receberá uma indicação póstuma e esse cara é Sion Milosky. O havaiano faleceu no último dia 16, em Mavericks, depois de tomar uma vaca. O incidente chocou a mídia especializada no Brasil e no mundo. Milosky concorrerá em duas categorias: Monster Paddle e Surfline Best Overall Performance. Abaixo, segue a lista dos indicados deste ano com a presença dos brasileiros Danilo Couto, concorrendo nas categorias Ride of the Year, Monster Paddle e Best Performance; Rodrigo “Koxa” pela Biggest Wave; e Everaldo “Pato” Teixeira e Tiago Candelot na categoria Wipeout. Maya Gabeira, vencedora do prêmio Girls Best Performance dos últimos três anos, também aparece entre as concorrentes. FIVE MONSTER TUBE AWARD NOMINEES (Surfer prize $5,000 –  Still photography prize $2,000) Shane Dorian (Kona, Hawaii, USA) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii, on March 15, 2011. (Photos by Bruno Lemos, Mike Neal and Batel Shimi.) Tom Dosland (Haiku, Hawaii, USA) at The Right, Western Australia on October 6, 2010. (Photo by Calum Macaulay.) James Hollmer-Cross (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania on April 10, 2010. (Photo by Andrew Chisholm.) Mark Mathews (Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia) at The Right, Western Australia on October 6, 2010. (Photo by Calum Macaulay.) Eric Rebiere (Hossegor, France) at Mullaghmore Head, Ireland on February 13, 2011. (Photo by Bastien Bonnarme.) FIVE SURFLINE BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD NOMINEES (Surfer prize $5,000) Kohl Christensen (Kailua, Hawaii, USA) Danilo Couto (Bahia, Brazil) Mark Healey (Sunset Beach, Hawaii, USA) Sion Milosky (Sunset Beach, Hawaii, USA) Benjamin Sanchis (Hossegor, France) FIVE BILLABONG GIRLS BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD NOMINEES (Surfer prize $5,000) Easkey Britton (Rossnowlagh, Ireland) Maya Gabeira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Keala Kennelly (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) Mercedes Maidana (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Jamilah Star (Santa Cruz, California, USA) FIVE VERIZON WIPEOUT OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINEES (Surfer prize $2,000 and a Samsung Tab by Verizon – Video prize $1,000) Tiago Candelot (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 20, 2011. (Video by Tony Adams.) Mark Mathews (Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia) at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania on April 6, 2010. (Video by Andrew Chisholm.) Everaldo “Pato” Teixeira (Florianopolis, Brazil) at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania on April 6, 2010. (Video by Andrew Chisholm.) Laurie Towner (Angourie, New South Wales, Australia) at Cloudbreak, Fiji on September 20, 2010. (Video by Elliot Leboe.) Ben Wilkinson (North Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia) at Maverick’s, California on November 2, 2010. (Video by Greg Browning.) Indicados Ride of the Year