Maui's own Billy Kemper (HAW) won the Jaws Challenge at Pe‘ahi, one of three stops on the World Surf League (WSL) Men's Big Wave Tour (BWT), for the third time in his career. Competition resumed with Round 1 Heat 2 after being called off yesterday and Kemper picked up where he left off to set today's tone with more exhilarating performances as he battled back and forth with Kai … [Read more...] about Billy Kemper & Keala Kennelly Take out 2018 Jaws Challenge at Pe’ahi
Two-time Big Wave Tour Champion Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker (ZAF) won the World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) Nazaré Challenge today in incredible 25-to-40-foot surf at the infamous Portuguese big-wave venue of Praia do Norte, Nazaré. The event launched early this morning in glassy conditions with 25-foot-plus wave-faces around the high tide mark and as the tide dropped … [Read more...] about Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker Wins Big Wave Tour Nazaré Challenge
This wave, this moment and these 2 surfers in particular have redefined Big Wave Surfing in so many ways. Back in 2016, few days after the first edition of the WSL Big Wave Tour event in Nazaré (Nazaré Challenge), professional surfers Lucas Chumbo and Francisco Porcella, both charged into this bomb, full committed they ended up in a major wipeout. After this day that we all … [Read more...] about Chumbo & Porcella – Naza Wipeout Collection #003
1 Year anniversary swell about the Horrific Wipout and the waves are huge and clean again at Nazare. It’s been a long year of rehab for Andrew Cotton “Its good to be fit to crash again,” He says as he takes on the first giant swell of the season. Behind the scenes footage, thoughts and reactions and an insight into the thought processes, training and preparation to be ready and … [Read more...] about Andrew Cotton is Back!
Today, the World Surf League (WSL) proudly announced that Maya Gabeira (BRA) has claimed the inaugural Women’s XXL Biggest Wave Award and set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest wave surfed unlimited (female). The 31-year old from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil successfully surfed a wave measuring 68 feet / 20.72 metres from trough to crest at the infamous big-wave … [Read more...] about Maya Gabeira Sets New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title For The Largest Wave Surfed Unlimited (Female)