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Brazil's Marcos Monteiro wins 2011 Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta de Lobos

Updated: May 29, 2011, 1:37 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

Held in pristine 20-foot Chilean surf, Marcos Monteiro has won the 2011 Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta de Lobos. In a final packed with big-wave all-stars, Monteiro's win is proof further that Brazil has hands down arrived as the most powerful surf nation on the planet.

Given the green light to run earlier in the week, the first event of the 2011 Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) drew notables such as Greg and Rusty Long, Peter Mel, Gabriel Villaran, and Ramon Navarro (who took "Drop ...

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