Todos Santos Big Wave Event crowns Mark Healey champ
Todos Santos Big Wave Event
Fueled by Passion
Todos Santos, Baja Norte Mexico
1 - 28 February 2010
Mark Healey pulls off his first WIN at Todos Santos
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 March, 2010 : - - Top professional big wave surfers from around the world gathered at Todos Santos Island yesterday to compete for the glory at the Todos Santos Big Wave Event. An unruly swell and full moon tides delivered challenging 40-45 foot faces all day, culminating in an action-packed final.
Veteran charger Shane Dorian, who was virtually unstoppable from his first heat on, met his match in a close contest against fellow Hawaiian Mark Healey. In a wave-for-wave challenge, Healey scored a perfect 10 and a 9.5 to take his first ever big wave title. Meanwhile, Chilean Ramon Navarro, who made it to the event despite his country’s devastating earthquake the day before, took third place honors after scoring two impressive nine-point waves.
South Africans Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Brazilian Carlos Burle, and Californian Grant Washburn rounded out the final with impressive performances throughout the day.
Todos action : photo courtesy Carpentier
Among the highlights: Peruvian Gabriel Vallaran, surfing Killers for the first time, grabbed the Biggest Wave Award after dominating his first round heat with a perfect 45-foot bomb, the second ten-point wave of the day. (Greg Long received the first.)
Todos local Rusty Long proved his unwavering commitment to charging with the Worst Wipe Out Award.
In the semi-final, Healey edged out Greg Long by a mere 0.5 margin to advance to the final
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