The Billabong Pico Alto Invitational 2010 enters waiting period

July 22, 2010 | Surfing

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Billabong announces the eighth edition of the most expected big wave event of the region, the "Billabong Pico Alto Invitational 2010 ". This year, the waiting period for this classic event will run from July 15th to August 31st.

Since last year the Billabong Pico Alto event forms part of the Big Wave World Tour (BWWT), being the second one of this important circuit. The BWWT is organized by Gary Linden, renowned shaper and big wave surfer.

BWWT seeks to creates conscience in people about the big wave surfing sport and gives the surfers the opportunity to live searching for these waves.

This year we will have the best 12 big wave surfers of the world, which will face to the immense wave of Pico Alto and 12 experienced local big wave surfers. Prominent figures like Carlos Burle (Bra) – World Champion 2009 of the BWWT-, Greg Long (USA) - winner of the Billabong Pico Alto 2009-, Grant “Twiggy” Baker (Saf) - winner of the Billabong XXL 2010-, Mark Healey (Haw) – Hawaiian hellman-, between others, will come to Peru to offer a great show.

These athletes will compete for a total prize of US$ 10,000 dollars in cash.

Former champions of this Pico Alto event are Jose "Jarita" Gómez (PER) 2003 and 2006, Magoo De La Rosa Toro (PER) 2004 and Greg Long (U.S.A) 2009. Due to the importance of the Billabong Pico Alto event the competition will be transmitted live across the Billabong web.

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