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Coming soon: The first big-wave world champ

On the heels of this weekend's XXL Awards, look for a big-wave world champ to be named this weekend.

Updated: April 23, 2010, 10:51 AM ET
By Jason Murray

This Saturday, April 24, The Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) will crown its first world champion at the Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente, Calif. Like the humble beginnings of pro surfing through the formation of the IPS (predecessor to the ASP) in 1976 and their crowning of Peter Townend as the first world champion, organizers of the BWWT are hoping this is the start of something special. This tour, produced by Rogue Wave Events in partnership with Jim Beam, was a labor of love ...

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