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Jaws Big Wave Competition Gets Green Light

Credit : © WSL / Hallman
Photographer : Richard Hallman

(World Surf League) -Today, the World Surf League (WSL) announced the cbdMD Jaws Big Wave Championships will run on Thursday.

The world’s best big wave surfers are now in transit to Pe’ahi to defy nature and challenge themselves in waves forecast to be in the 35-to-50-foot range on the face.

Widely regarded as the world’s premier paddle-only big wave event, the contest brings 34 of the world’s elite male and female athletes together at the ultimate proving ground to compete for the coveted championship.

Here is a list of the contenders: 

Women’s Division 
Paige Alms (HAW)
Justine Dupont (FRA)
Emily Erickson (HAW)
Raquel Heckert (BRA)
Keala Kennelly (HAW)
Andrea Moller (BRA)
Felicity Palmateer (AUS)
Bianca Valenti (USA)
Wildcard 1 TBD
Wildcard 2 TBD

Men’s Division 
Grant Baker (ZAF)
Alex Botelho (PRT)
Russell Bierke (AUS)
Lucas Chianca (BRA)
Trevor Carlson (HAW)
Nathan Florence (HAW)
Natxo Gonzalez (EUK)
Greg Long (USA)
Mark Healey (HAW)
Billy Kemper (HAW)
Kai Lenny (HAW)
Albee Layer (HAW)
Tyler Larronde (HAW)
Nic Lamb (USA)
Tom Lowe (GBR)
Torrey Meister (HAW)
Jamie Mitchell (AUS)
Jojo Roper (USA)
Koa Rothman (HAW)
Makuakai Rothman (HAW)
Nic von Rupp (PRT)
Ian Walsh (HAW)
Wildcard 1 TBD
Wildcard 2 TBD

All the action will be broadcast live at WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app.

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