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La Vaca Gigante IV big-wave event set to run in Spain on Monday.

Updated: January 14, 2011, 2:04 PM ET
By Jake Howard

While rumblings in the Pacific are at the forefront of most everybody's radar at present, across the pond Old World surfers are quietly gearing up for Quiksilver's La Vaca Gigante IV, held at infamous Spanish big-wave spot La Vaca near the city of Santander.

After enduring a lengthy two-month waiting period, organizers have called the event on for Mon., Jan 17. With surf forecast to top out over five meters, or approximately 20 feet, the 16 competitors are all busying themselves ...

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