Most of the time, finding a wave that doesn’t close out is the biggest factor at Puerto, so it’ll be fun to see it all go down. Alex: Yeah.
There’s a reason why three out of five of the 2015 WSL Big Wave Ride of the Year nominees came from Puerto, plus a wipeout nominee (thank you, Mr Kemper! ).
There’s a lot of water moving and rips that will send you a quarter mile out past the wave, so the local Mexican guys will have a hand up on everyone, f’sure, because that’s what they do and know.
Puerto is much different than the other event locations, being a shallow break (and basically a huge sand closeout on most waves).
Even on a freesurfing swells, sometimes there’s only five waves ridden in five hours, so it’ll be really interesting to see how many waves are ridden during the heats, especially if it’s huge and proper.
There’s probably gonna be an incredible team of water safety, which is always part of these events and is huge, but I think it’s smart to do it.
The Big Wave World Tour just added some Mexican thunder to this year’s schedule. Puerto. Escondido. The first and only beachbreak on the BWT in its six years of existence.
Twiggy: I love Puerto as a wave, a town, and as one of the iconic big wave zones in the world.
But I think for the webcast, it’ll be a great event for the production team to be able to be able to set up for cool angles on the beach.
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