Mike Jones, who owns Azhiaziam surf shop in Morro Bay, won $4,000 for the prize, which was announced during a ceremony in Anaheim on Friday. Jones captured a shot of Sebastian Steudner riding a wave some have said could be as big as 100 feet in Portugal last December.
Steudnner also won for having caught the year's largest wave — the one Jones captured on camera.
Jones said he couldn't attend the ceremony because he and his wife are expecting their second child.
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