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Quiksilver Ceremonial Chile (kinda) runsPosted 07 Jun 2013, by STABmag
The Quiksilver Ceremonial Chile is a stop on the (now ASP) Big Wave World Tour. Unfortunately, the first event held since ASP announced they’d be taking on the BWWT, was something of a fizzer. One of the biggest flaws in the BWWT is, obviously, the part that nature plays. It’s the biggest issue with competitive surfing full stop, but it’s something that’s magnified in the big wave arena. Case in point: The Chile event was called on for tuesday, banking on a 15-foot swell, but when organisers, competitors and audiences rolled up in the a.m. the swell hadn’t come to the party. So, a two-hour, four-heat Expression Session went down instead with awards given to Biggest Wave, Most-Critical Drop and Best Wave of the Day. The $50k prize money was split between all 24 competitors. How about that sportsmanship! Let us hope that the next stop, the Billabong Pico Alto, at Punta Hermosa in Peru, enjoys more of a pulse. The waiting period begins July 1.