The World’s Best Big Wave Surfers Compete at Events Around the Globe
Waves a Minimum 30 ft. – Greater Than 50 ft. Preferred
Founded by legendary big wave rider and shaper, Gary Linden, the Big Wave World Tour (BWWT), is an international surfing phenomenon that organizes the best big wave riders in the first-ever big wave surfing league. The tour showcases the world’s top surfers and local standouts as they battle extreme conditions, and each other, in a season long battle to become the next Big Wave World Champion. Tour organizers, led by Linden, closely monitor weather patterns for ideal conditions and surfers are given just 48 hours notice to arrive at sanctioned big wave competition sites around the world.
WHO: Big wave stars: Jamie Sterling –Hawaii (2010/2011 Champion), Carlos Burle –Brazil (2009/2010 Champion), Peter Mel –California (2011 Billabong Pico Alto-Copa Burn- Winner), Marcos Monteiro- Brazil (2011 Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta de Lobos Winner), Mark Healey- Hawaii, Greg Long –California, Kohl Christensen- Hawaii, Grant “Twiggi” Baker- South Africa, Keala Kennely –Hawaii (Nelscott Reef Only -2010/2011 women’s standout), and more.
WHEN: The season follows the optimum big wave surfing conditions in the northern and southern hemisphere from April 1st, 2011 through March 31st, 2012.
- All events are paddle-in only
- Wave height is a minimum 30 ft.-Greater than 50 ft. Preferred
- The top 12 international surfers are invited to all the events.
- Only a surfer’s two best waves are tallied in each heat.
- As a further initiative, the top scoring ride of each competitor is doubled: risk equals reward.
- Water safety is crucial. Water safety specialists using personal watercraft closely monitor all competitors.
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