"Three Times World Big Wave Surfing Champion.
Grant Baker also know as "Twiggy" began surfing at the age of 13. He started surfing bigger waves around Indonesia and Western Australia as well as exploring Africa for new waves. Searched for and surfed larger waves in South Africa. He found them between Jeffreys Bay, Cape Town and up the West coast.
When the Big Wave Africa event started in 1999 he was able to study and learn from the international surfers coming to surf the Big Wave Africa competition. My competitive career began in 2003 when he placed third in a paddle comp at 18-20ft Dungeons in the Big Wave Africa event.
"I love surfing and my favorite part about surfing is when the waves get challenging" .
My accomplishments so far:
I started tow surfing and experienced massive Dungeons for the first time (25-30ft).
I surfed Mavericks, Todos, and Waimea for the first time during a trip to Hawaii and mainland USA.
In 2006, I was voted into the Mavericks event by online poll and managed to win the event, becoming the Mavericks Surf Contest Champion (20ft waves)
Winner of the XXL Biggest wave award (65ft Tafelberg)
An invite to The Eddie in 2009
Winner of XXL ride of the year 2010
Big Wave World Champion 2014
WSL Big Wave World Champion 2016
Nazare Challenge winner 2018
WSL World Champion for a third time in 2019
"Three Times World Big Wave Surfing Champion." I still want to compete for a few years yet, and a 4th World title remains my goal!
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