Billabong Pico Alto: can you spot a wipeout?

The holding period for the Billabong Pico Alto 2013 is running between July 1st and August 31st. It's the second stop on the Big Wave World Tour.


The 11th edition of the famous Peruvian big wave competition takes place at Punta Hermosa, only 43 kilometers South of Lima, the capital of Peru.

When the surf reaches a minimum of 30 foot faces, with clean surface conditions, everyone will have up to 72 hours to reach Pico Alto.

Pico Alto was first pioneered in 1965, by Peruvian legends Miguel Plaza, Pancho Aramburú and Joaquín Miroquesada. The event started as a contest for Peruvian big wave surfers and in 2009, Pico Alto joined the Big Wave World Tour.

Carlos Burle will return to the Peruvian heights to defend his 2012 title, alongside with Greg Long, Jamie Sterling, Peter Mel, Ken Collins, Gabriel Villaran, Zach Wormhoudt, Ben Wilkinson, Joao De Macedo and many more.

The Billabong Pico Alto 2013 has $50,000 prize purse and will be feature a live webcast that is expected to reach more than 75 countries worldwide.

The Big Wave World Tour will be merged with the ASP World Tour.