Jeff Rowley: a big wave surfer is never afraid of white water

Jeff Rowley has been invited as an alternate to compete in the Big Wave World Tour (BWWT), which is entering its fourth year of competition this year.

The best big wave surfers in the world compete on the Big Wave World Tour and this competition showcases some of the best big waves in the world.

"Jeff’s spectacular ride paddling in at Jaws as an introduction, his future involvement on the BWWT is being anxiously awaited", says Gary Linden, Big Wave World Tour director.

Rowley is best known for becoming the first Australian to paddle in to and catch gigantic waves at "Jaws" Peahi, in January 2012, which also earned him a 4th place position in the 2012 Global Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards, in the prestigious "Ride of the Year" category.

"I’m so grateful to be invited to surf on the Big Wave World Tour", replied Jeff Rowley. "I’m looking forward to competing with some of the best big wave surfers in the world at some exciting big wave destinations".

"Usually I free surf with all these guys at various locations throughout the world so the opportunity to compete with everyone formally is going to be really fun".

The next event for the Big Wave World Tour is the Billabong Pico Alto, which runs from 1st July to 31st August 2012.

Pico Alto, meaning large peak is located at Punta Hermosa, in Peru, and is known as one of the biggest waves in South America, creating huge right-hand point break waves that can exceed the 50-foot mark.