Related articles

Words for Mental Success and Achieving Goals
Words for Mental Success and Achieving Goals

"Design Thinking" is a method that correlates ...

read more
Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz

The Maserati Polo Tour 2017 began with ...

read more

TAG Heuer does the Surf Big Wave Tour in Hawaii

0 Comments

Hawaii - World Surf League 
TAG Heuer at Pea'hi Challenge stop of the 2015 "Big Wave Tour" 
Billy Kemper Didn't Crack Under Pressure.  

Last week-end in Haiku, the World Surf League (WSL) and TAG Heuer today were on hand to celebrate the second stop of the WSL Big Wave Tour at the world famous north shore Pea'hi (Jaws) of Maui, Hawaii. The ‘Jaws' sized waves on hand, 40 to 60 feet average, were no match for Billy Kemper who dominated the field and walked away the winner and receipt of a TAG Heuer 300m Aquaracer Calibre 16 Chronograph. Even though Billy was faced with massive waves, he Didn't Crack Under Pressure!

Ultra-talented TAG Heuer ambassador Kai Lenny, American surfer, windsurfer, kite surfer, and six-time world stand-up paddle champion on the largest waves in the world, was on hand. At the age of just 22, Kai has already been surfing the enormous and formidable Jaws wave for several years. He is the only person to have surfed in four different disciplines on the same day (tow-in surfing, SUP, windsurfing and kitesurfing). #DontCrackUnderPressure. Cracking under pressure? Not even an option when he is in the water.   

The first paddle-in contest at the famous Hawaiian big wave break went off Sunday to international acclaim. To qualify as a "Big Wave" contest waves have to be a minimum of 35' in height. Pe'ahi, or "Jaws", is considered by most big wave surfers to be the pinnacle of big wave surfing because of the challenging conditions. The wave can reach heights of 60 feet or more. Its enormity comes from a large underwater ridge that reaches out to the northwest of Maui and causes the deep water of the Pacific to refract and bend as the surface gets increasingly shallow. 

NEXT STOPS IN MEXICO, SPAIN & OREGON (USA) 

Join the world's best big wave surfers on the 2015/2016 WSL Big Wave Tour, accessible on WorldSurfLeague.com 
- Quiksilver Ceremonial: Punta de Lobos, Chile (April 15, 2015 - August 31, 2015)
- Billabong Pico Alto: Pico Alto, Peru (May 15, 2015 - September 15, 2015)
- Puerto Escondido Challenge: Puerto Escondido, Mexico (May 15, 2015 - September 15, 2015)
- Oregon Challenge: Lincoln City, Oregon (October 15, 2015 - February 28, 2016)
- Punta Galea Challenge: Punta Galea, Basque Country Spain (October 15, 2015 - February 28, 2016)
- Pea'hi Challenge: Haiku, Hawaii (October 15, 2015 - February 28, 2016)
- Todos Santos Challenge: Todos Santo, Mexico (November 15, 2015 - March 31, 2016)