Todos Santos Big Wave Event (Mexico)
Waiting Period: January 3rd to February 28th
Event Status: Red
The Peligroso at Todos Santos
Todos Santos is an island that sits approximately twelve miles off the coast of Ensenada in Baja California. It is home to one of the biggest waves on the planet, known as “Killers”. Killers is a right point break located on the North side of the island, and it sits in the middle of a huge bay, Bajia de Todos Santos. As a result, huge northwest swells funnel toward the bay in deep water canyons unimpeded by the continental shelf, slamming onto the reef that protects Todos Santos island.
First surfed in the 60’s by members of the WindanSea Surf Club, it wasn’t until the eighties when people started to surf the big days at Killers. In 1998, Taylor Knox won the K2 challenge for paddling into the biggest wave of the year at Killers, a 52-foot bomb. Again in 2007, Greg Long was awarded the Billabong XXL award for a paddle-in wave at Killers. Then, in 2010, the Big Wave World Tour adopted Killers and held its inaugeral contest, the Todos Santos Big Wave Event.