Grant Baker crowned 2013/2014 Big Wave World Tour champion

March 14, 2014 | Surfing
Grant Baker: what now? | Photo: Dave Nelson/Red Bull

Grant "Twiggy" Baker is the 2013/2014 Big Wave World Tour champion.

The South African big wave charger has had a stunning season, with two consecutive victories at the Punta Galea Challenge and Mavericks Invitational.

In the penultimate event of the 2014 Big Wave World Tour, Grant Baker finished in a well-deserved third place, which means he takes the crown before Todos Santos, the last stop of the world circuit.

Grant "Twiggy" Baker was born in 1973, in Durban, South Africa. The regular footer has Dungeons as his favorite surf break.

He started surfing at the age of 13. In 2003, he made the finals of the Red Bull Big Wave Africa, at Dungeons. Three years later, as a wildcard, Baker would steal the Mavericks title.

Throughout his career, the South African collected several Billabong XXL Awards trophies. The worst wipeout of his big wave surfing career happened in Jaws, Hawaii.

The last event of the 2013/2014 Big Wave World Tour is the Dive N' Surf Todos Santos. In the next season, the Big Wave World will be held under the ASP umbrella.