Grant Baker: winning Puerto Escondido as an injury wildcard | Photo: Morales/WSL

Grant "Twiggy" Baker has taken out the Puerto Escondido Challenge in firing 20-to-35 foot surf.

The Mexican beach break put on his best suit and delivered one of the most solid swells of the last couple of years. The first event of the 2016/2017 Big Wave Tour season had giants waves in the two days of competition.

In the hard-fought final, "Twiggy" Baker managed to get barreled and score a Perfect 10-point ride which put him in the lead of the overall rankings.

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Greg Long: ready to defend the 2015 Big Wave Tour title | Photo: Hallman/WSL

The Puerto Escondido Challenge 2016 gets underway Friday, June 24th, in Oaxaca, Mexico.

According to the surf forecasters, the first stop on the 2016/2017 Big Wave Tour (BWT) season will deliver 25-to-40-foot waves.

Twenty-four big wave riders will compete at Puerto Escondido for the first time in the history of World Surf League's Big Wave Tour. The most powerful beach break in mainland Mexico is known for its shifty peak and powerful closeouts.

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YouRiding's The Journey: a surfing game with 300 real surf spots

YouRiding has been developing online action sports games since 2007. The first bodyboarding games were a huge success, so the company extended its portfolio to surfing, free skiing, and snowboarding.

Now, YouRiding is hitting the mobile device world with new titles. Simulating waves in digital interfaces has never been an easy task, but the results achieved so far can be considered enjoyable. Far from perfect, but fun.

"The Journey" is a smartphone/tablet surfing game featuring 300 real surf spots, and realistic tricks and maneuvers. Players are invited to pick their favorite surfers and customize a series of options.

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