Todos Santos, Mexico: ai caramba!

The 2011 Peligroso Todos Santos big wave contest is ready to kick off as the event's official waiting period is opened. Therefore, the competition may be given green light between January 3rd and to February 28th.

The fifth event of the Big Wave World Tour is hosted on the island of Todos Santos, off Baja California, Mexico. The tequila brand is the perfect sponsor for this infamous wave. One thing is for certain: there will be no jet skis, paddle-in only.

Excitement is growing as a large swell is being generated in the Pacific Coast. There are several pulses being registered by the buoys, but only the strongest will be considered to run the 2011 Peligroso Todos Santos.

So, the best big wave surfers on the planet are getting their gear ready and will be warned if rideable waves exceed 30-foot on the face. The event hosts 24 invitees, including 2010 Big Wave World champion Carlos Burle, last year’s event winner Mark Healey, Todos local and international big wave star Greg Long, as well as 10-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater.

Jamie Sterling, current Big Wave World Tour 2010/11 leader, will try to defend his first place with good surfing performances in the two remaining events.

Check the Wave Height Forecast for Todos Santos.

Competitive surfing can be divided into five different eras. From crowning the first world champion in 1964 until now, there have been several tours, spanning from 1964 to present day.

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