Pico Alto, Peru: hey, have you got a magnifying glass?

The Billabong Pico Alto Invitacional 2010 will hit the waters of Punta Hermosa, in Peru, on the 19th August.

The organization is expecting up to six metres waves, as a huge swell is predicted to affect the Peruvian coastline.

The twelve best big wave surfers in the world will be arriving this week at Pico Alto. The defending champion Greg Long (USA), the reigning big wave world champion Carlos Burle (BRA), the winner of the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards Grant "Twiggy" Baker (SAF) and many others have confirmed to take part of this Big Wave World Tour stop.

Surfers will battle for glory and $10,000 prize money.

The Billabong Pico Alto Invitacional 2010 will be broadcast live via www.terra.com.pe and www.billabong.com/sa

International Competitors

1) Anthony Tashnick
2) Carlos Burle
3) Chris Bertish
4) Dave Wassel
5) Diego Medina
6) Grant Baker
7) Greg Long
8) Mark Healey
9) Peter Mel
10) Ramón Navarro
11) Shane Desmond
12) Shane Dorian

Backup

1) Kalani Chapman
2) Ken Collins
3) Marcos Monteiro

Local Competitors

1) Álvaro Malpartida
2) Fernando Ortiz de Zevallos
3) Flavio Caporalli
4) Gabriel Villarán
5) Gonzalo Velasco
6) Javier Swayne
7) José “Jarita” Gómez
8) Kodiac Semsch
9) Rafael Velarde
10) Ricardo Peschiera
11) Roberto del Castillo
12) Sebastian de Romaña

Backup

1) Rafael Otero
2) Jaime Venegas
3) Mark Block
4) Ronald Raygada