Quiksilver Pico Alto Classic
Pico Alto, Punta Hermosa, Peru
25 April, 2014
Pico Alto gains momentum for big wave contest
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 April, 2014 - Three weeks ago the waiting period began and today at a press conference it was announced that the inaugural Quiksilver Pico Alto Classic, in memory of Wawa Paraud, will begin. The event is organized by Quiksilver Peru and Club Waikiki, in their zeal to encourage the practice of big wave nationally.
The weather report this week showed huge waves, at least six meters high with perfect conditions, so the decision to launch the championship this Friday, April 25th from 8am was decided.
The conditions will be ideal for the best Peruvian surfers to challenge once again this wave of international prestige. Gabriel Villaran, Cristobal De Col, Javier Swayne, Miguel Tudela, among others, seek to take the glory on this beach that was run for the first time in June 1965 by pioneers Miguel Plaza, and Joaquín Aramburu Francisco Miró Quesada.
Pico Alto is the biggest wave of South America. It is located on the beach in Punta Hermosa, 44 kilometers south of Lima. During a large swell, waves have been known to reach eight meters high.
This first edition of the Quiksilver Classic Pico Alto will honor Fernando "Wawa" Paraud, one of the best big wave surfers that has existed in Peru. "Wawa" was champion two consecutive years in Pico Alto and his radical and aggressive style in big waves made him stand out from other surfers.