Kai Lenny, getting ready for his heat. The 23 year old from Maui, is the best waterman, no wonder why he did such an amazing performance.

Kai Lenny, getting ready for his heat. The 23 year old from Maui, is the best waterman, no wonder why he did such an amazing performance.

All the big names, in the big wave surf community, gathered up in mainland Mexico (Oaxaca).

They where ready to compete at the first Puerto Escondido Challenge ever. 

 

 

 

 Puerto Escondido local, Jimel Corzo, showing everyone that this is his playground

Puerto Escondido local, Jimel Corzo, showing everyone that this is his playground

With waves ranging on the

9 - 10 ft range.

Zicatela, decided to say

good morning.

Thanks to the perfect

conditions the contest was

called ON.

 

 

The organizers,

decided to divide

the contest. 

Two days of 4 hours each.

They started it

with 4 heats with

 4 surfers in each.

 

 

 Rogercin Ramirez Jr, the local wildcard, on a bomb. 

Rogercin Ramirez Jr, the local wildcard, on a bomb. 

 It was such a show!

 

Big water mountains,

being ridden

by the best big wave riders

of the world. 

 Makua Rothman from Hawaii, slicing that beauty

Makua Rothman from Hawaii, slicing that beauty

Everyone in Puerto came down to the beach to be a part of the contest, watch the show and cheer their favorite surfers.

 

Some other people decided to get a better view of the contest, from the rooftops of the hotels and buildings with ocean view.

 

 

One thing

was for sure,

no one

in town

missed this event!

 

 

 

The South African Grant “Twiggy” Baker won!

With runner up Greg Long

and brazilian Pedro Calado taking 3rd place.

Such an amazing event with great waves!

Hopefully, next year will happen again.

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