Catching a wave…. And catching a break….
Twelve surfers advanced to the semi-finals after successfully taking on the giant waves
of the Big Wave Tour Puerto Escondido Challenge in Mexico. Competing against each other and nature….The
surfers grappled with the huge waves And it was Americans Will Skudin, Makuakai
Rothman, Greg Long, and Australian Jamie Mitchell who topped the scoresheets of the six man
heats …. Mitchell recorded the highest single wave
score of the day with a perfect 10 after surviving a barrel ride through one of the mighty waves. The Puerto Escondido Challenge is the first
event of the World Surf League Big Wave Tour, which consists of six events that will take
place through February of next year. And riding those surfs is no mean feat…
waves must reach at least 20 feet in height for an event
to take place… That’s got to take some guts!