Stab Magazine | Watch: The Puerto Escondido Challenge Is On
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Watch: The Puerto Escondido Challenge Is On

It’s a spectacle and is streaming live. 

news // Jun 25, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

It’s not the Pe’ahi Challenge, it’s certainly not Cape Fear but it’s 30-foot Puerto Escondido and the anxiety’s shining. After the big wave season we’ve witnessed this year, we’ve become a little desensitised to the consequences from the comfort of our computer screens… but the amount of swell Puerto can hold is mind-bending. We’ll remind that it’s a beach break, one where guys like Greg Long – when the surf’s of the current calibre as of now – will wait four-to-six hours for that one perfect pipe. Now, we have six surfers in 75 minute heats scrapping into heavy corners with (almost) impossible barrel sections. There’s a different vibe to the BWT, it’s competitive, yet the repercussions and beatings are all-too-real. While the crew up’s the ante, they’re looking out for each other’s well-being. 

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