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Monday, 14 April 2008

Mike Parsons wins XXL big wave awards

You may have seen a post a few days ago where I tried to second guess the outcome of the Biggest Wave award at Billabong's XXL award...well I got it wrong and Mike Parsons scooped the award for the second time for a 70ft wave ridden at Cortes Bank.

"San Clemente big wave legend Mike Parsons, 43, officially surfed into the record books for riding the wave judged to be 70ft+ (24m+) to win the Billabong XXL Biggest Wave Award.
The feat was performed at Cortes Bank off the Californian coast on January 5th 2008. Judges measured the wave at 70ft but due to the photo cutting off the bottom of the wave they were unable to accurately pin point the exact base of the ride, meaning it is actually somewhat larger. It is the second time Parsons has secured the prestigious Biggest Wave Award after taking out the inaugural title in 2001 for a 66ft wave ridden at the same location."

How long before the ultimate 100ft wave is surfed?

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