Grant Baker from South Africa has claimed victory at the Puerto Escondido World Surf League Challenge defeating a field of twenty four of the World’s Best Big Wave surfers in towering 25 – to – 35 foot surf off the coast of mainland Mexico at Puerto Escondido.
The first event of the 2016 / 2017 World Surf League – Big Wave Tour, the Puerto Escondido Challenge, tested the top big wave chargers with enormous and difficult beach break conditions. A solid swell from the South Pacific delivered massive surf over two days for the inaugural Big Wave Tour event at the exceptionally powerful beach break known as the Mexican Pipeline. Grant Baker is a former 2013 / 2014 Big Wave Tour Champion, and he put on a stunning performance in Mexico, storming to victory in the semi finals before his impressive showing in the Final.
Puerto Escondido Big Wave Challenge Final Results.
1. Grant Baker, South Africa, 27.50 points
2. Greg Long, USA, 25.03 points.
3. Pedro Calado, Brazil, 24.77 points
4. Carlos Burle, Brazil, 16.87 points
5.Will Skudin, USA, 12.97 points
6. Makuaki Rothman, Hawaii, 7.66 points