The Best Barrel Award tends to be the "Desert Point Trophy," with nominees coming almost exclusively from long reef points. But saying that this year's crop are of the heavy variety would be a serious understatement. Here are the nominees for the best barrels appearing in full-length surf films this year.
2011 SURFER Poll Best Barrel Nominees:
Cory Lopez (Teahupoo Uncut)
John John Florence (Get-N-Classic)
Alex Gray (Teahupoo Uncut)
Josh Kerr (Kerrazy Kronicles)
Dean Morrison (A Dingo’s Tale)