Big Wave World Title, San Clemente, Calif., April 24, 2010

The Big Wave World Tour is the brainchild of shaping legend and big-wave charger Gary Linden, and the crowning of it's first champion has been 12 years in the making. Says Burle, "I devoted my life to this sport and to become the first champ of the Big Wave Tour in history at my age it is much more that I expected." (JP Van Swae)