The Puerto Escondido Challenge Runs Tomorrow
So enjoy this exclusive edit from recent action.
"We have made the official call and will start on Monday, July 31 at 7:00 a.m. local time," says the WSL's new big wave commish, Mike Parsons. "We have been closely tracking the conditions and have determined that Monday will be the peak of swell and when we will see the biggest surf."
Unless there's been a monumental misread at Surfline HQ, Twiggy, Nathan Florence, Billy Kemper and the rest of heat one will wax their XXL foam first thing tomorrow for the 2017 Puerto Escondido Challenge. Expect your feeds to saturate with men in jerseys, scratching down "25ft" faces, disappearing (sometimes reappearing!) and more often than not, exploding into oblivion. Unpredictability is one addictive substance.
Now, we've just heard word that Greg Long's knee will prevent him from competing. Disappointing news given his recent form. However the draw is stacked (including Pete Mel in heat two), and we guarantee you'll be interrupting your office environment throughout the day with spontaneous groans and yelps of awe.
Also, we've been handed the keys to an exclusive edit from said venue featuring Owen Shultz, Mr Long, Pedro ‘Scooby’, Red Dog, Ryan Seelbach and Nahuel Amalfitano. So slide on up, cleanse the pallette and hit go.
Here's how tomorrow's entertainment will unravel:
Heat 1: Grant Baker (ZAF), Billy Kemper (HAW), Cristian Merello (CHL), Trevor Carlson (HAW), Nathan Florence (HAW), Angelo Lozano (MEX)
Heat 2: Alex Botelho (PRT), Will Skudin (USA), Makuakai Rothman (HAW), Peter Mel (USA), Jimel Corzo (MEX), Coco Nogales (MEX)
Heat 3: Pedro Calado (BRA), Nic Lamb (USA), Kai Lenny (HAW), Tom Lowe (GBR), Rusty Long (USA), Jose Ramirez (MEX)
Heat 4: Jamie Mitchell (AUS), João de Macedo (PRT), Francisco Porcella (ITA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Rogercin Ramirez (MEX), Oscar Moncado (MEX)