It’s awesome that you can eat shit on a mountain sized wave and get paid for it! And while $2,000 isn’t a lot of cash for putting your life on the line, it will get you down to Puerto Escondido for the first big south swell of the year to do it all over again. And while all of them are insane, for my money, Koa Rothman’s Teahupo‘o beat down was the most severe and sketchy. Nowhere packs a punch like Chopes!
The worst wipeouts and the rest of the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards will be handed out May 2nd at the Grove in Anaheim, California.