Josh Kerr: big wave lover | Photo: Hallman/WSL

Josh Kerr has claimed the 2016 Todos Santos Challenge, held in spectacular 30-to-40-foot surf at Killers, a spot located off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.

The World Championship Tour surfer put his big wave surfing trumps into play, and stormed an elite field of specialists, with two high-scored rides - a 7.87 and an 8.20.

"I have so much respect for the guys on this tour and those that regularly commit themselves to surfing big waves. I have had the biggest smile on my face all day just getting to surf big waves with them. I'm really thankful for the opportunity to surf here today," expressed Kerr.

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EpoxyCore by DHD: Mick Fanning loves it | Photo: DHD

DHD has announced the launch of a surfboard that combines the best characteristics of epoxy with traditional fiberglass.

Darren Handley named it "EpoxyCore." The Australian surfboard manufacturer believes his brand has shaped the ultimate game changer. The mother of all boards. For some, it's just another marketing stunt; for others, it's an extraordinary plank.

"With superior weight distribution designed to eliminate speed "chatter," improve rail performance and introduce more flex to the bottom of half of the board. The weighted rails allow you to bury the rail and provides the necessary control to complete desired maneuvers," explains Handley.

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Todos Santos: the Mexican liquid avalanche | Photo: WSL

The 2016 Todos Santos Challenge has green light. The Mexican competition gets underway on Sunday, January 17th.

The organization believes that the third event of the 2015/2016 Big Wave Tour will get underway with a projected 30-foot-plus swell and favorable winds. Twenty-four athletes are now traveling to Baja California.

"Having ran events in Chile and Maui so far, the Big Wave Tour has already produced exceptional moments. We're looking forward to more fireworks come Sunday in Mexico," says Peter Mel, Big Wave Commissioner at World Surf League.

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