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Two South Africans on the World Big Wave Tour

The World Surf League (WSL) announced the schedule for the 2015/2016 Big Wave Tour (BWT), which will showcase the world’s premier big wave surfers at some of the planet’s most harrowing venues.

Grant Baker

Grant Baker

There will be no event in South Africa this year, although two South African surfers, Grant Baker and James Taylor will be on the Tour.

Comprised of seven potential event sites across three continents, the BWT will test the skills of the 24 best big wave surfers in the world.

Contests only require one day of extraordinary surf to complete.

The catch – events are only called ON 72 hours in advance when commissioner Peter Mel announces a Green Alert – signalling the anticipation of contest site swell to arrive in excess of 25 feet.

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2015/2016 WSL Big Wave Tour Schedule:


• Quiksilver Ceremonial: Punta de Lobos, Chile (April 15, 2015 – August 31, 2015)
• Billabong Pico Alto: Pico Alto, Peru (May 15, 2015 – August 31, 2015)
• Puerto Escondido Challenge: Puerto Escondido, Mexico (May 15, 2015 – August 31, 2015)
• Oregon Challenge: Lincoln City, Oregon (October 15, 2015 – February 28, 2016)
• Punta Galea Challenge: Punta Galea, Basque Country Spain (October 15, 2015 – February 28, 2016)
• Pea’hi Challenge: Haiku, Hawaii (October 15, 2015 – February 28, 2016)
• Todos Santos Challenge: Todos Santo, Mexico (November 15, 2015 – March 31, 2016)

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