Carlos Burle and Maya Gabeira: Brazilians and XXL wave chargers

Carlos Burle is the new Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) champion.

The Brazilian rider is the first-ever surfer to be crowned with this title, as BWWT concludes its inaugural season.

The 42-year-old big rider got very emotional in his acceptance speech.

"What we do out there is not easy. What we do is the biggest and most stressful thing in the world. We never know when it's going to happen. (...) And we have to deal with those monster waves. We are the most prepared human beings in the world", he stated.

Watch all the video highlights of the 2009/2010 Big Wave World Tour, HERE.

Carlos Burle received his trophy at the Surfing Heritage Foundation, in San Clemente, California.

The first Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) was a four stage competition: Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta de Lobos in Chile, the Billabong Pico Alto Invitational in Peru, the Maverick's Surf Contest in California and Todos Santos Big Wave Event in Mexico.

In the next challenge will add the Nelscott Reef Contest to the list of events.


2009/2010 Big Wave World Tour final ranking:

1. Carlos Burle
2. Mark Healey
3. Chris Bertish
4. Grant Baker
5. Peter Mel
6. Shane Desmond6
7. Greg Long
8. Shane Dorian
9. Anthony Tashnick