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Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00


Mexico will host the world's best big wave riders.


The World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) is placing the Todos Santos Challenge in Baja California on Green Alert to commence on Sunday, January 17, 2016 with a projected 30-foot-plus swell heading towards the region. 


"The swell we’ve been tracking from North of Hawaii has intensified and we’ve called the Todos Santos Challenge ON for a Sunday start," said Peter Mel, WSL Big Wave Commissioner. "We’re looking at 30-foot-plus waves projected for the day with favorable winds and tides."


The Todos Santos Challenge will be contested by 24 men, led by current rankings’ leader Billy Kemper (HAW) and reigning BWT Champion Makuakai Rothman (HAW).


“Having ran events in Chile and Maui so far, the 2015/2016 Big Wave Tour has already produced exceptional moments,” continued Mel. “Makuakai Rothman was dominant at Punta de Lobos and Maui’s Billy Kemper wowed everyone at Pe’ahi. We’re looking forward to more fireworks come Sunday in Mexico.”



The Todos Santos Challenge will be webcast LIVE at


Todos Santos Challenge Invite List:


WSL Big Wave Tour Top Ten Seeds

Makuakai Rothman (HAW)

Gabriel Villaran (PER)

Nic Lamb (USA)

Anthony Tashnick (USA)

Greg Long (USA)

Nathan Fletcher (USA)

Grant Baker (ZAF)

Natxo Gonzales (EUK)

Patrick Gudauskas (USA)

Carlos Burle (BRA)


Injury Wildcard

Alex Gray (USA)


Video Invitees

Trevor Sven Carlson (USA)

Mark Mathews (AUS)


Event Invitees

Derek Dunfee (USA)

Rusty Long (USA)

Nic Vaughan (USA)

Coco Nogales (MEX)

Diego Pertusso (MEX)

Vincente Yazbeck (MEX)


BWT Invitees

Shane Dorian (HAW)

Mark Healey (HAW)

Josh Kerr (AUS)

Kelly Slater (USA)

Jamie Mitchell (AUS)

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