Before Ken "Skindog" Collins claimed 50 grand for the Westside and his Puerto partner Carlos "Coco" Nogales. Before Greg Long admitted his {{{100}}} family and friends were even more excited than he was for winning the biggest wave. And before Monster Paddle In winner Garrett McNamara announced, "Oh my God, there is a God. Thank You, God!", SURFING photo editor Steve Sherman was in the Anaheim Grove trenches, nailing portraits like no one else can. Here's a sampling of his work from big-wave surfing's Academy Awards night. Stay tuned to the July issue of SURFING Magazine for more decisive moments.