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Hawaii surfer Makua Rothman wins big wave contest in Peru

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:47 a.m. HST, Jul 04, 2014

Hawaii surfer Makua Rothman won the Billabong Pico Alto, the first event of the Association of Surfing Professionals Big Wave World Tour in Pico Alto, Peru, on Thursday.

A 20-foot swell brought wave faces of 25 to 40 feet to the event, according to the competition website.

The ASP posted a video of Rothman's final ride on its YouTube channel. The wave gave him a 9.4 out of 10 point score to win the competition.

The contest was the first big wave tour competition and he almost didn't make it.

He arrived in Peru three days after the birth of his daughter in Hawaii.

Twenty-five surfers competed in the contest.

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gsc wrote:
Its Rothman ....
on July 3,2014 | 01:02PM
JacobLau wrote:
Congratulations Makua, awesome performance!!
on July 3,2014 | 01:55PM
Mythman wrote:
Daddy Eddie is the Man....
on July 3,2014 | 02:38PM
Nesmith wrote:
Go red raider.
on July 3,2014 | 03:10PM
DanLBoom wrote:
Kinda ugly conditions and bumpy on the Take off,but you pullled it off!! Bro. I know.. If it was me.....I would be squeezing my okole on that wave.Yikes Ha! ha! ha! Outstanding Brah. Dad must be proud. Good job.Imua
on July 3,2014 | 04:06PM
DanLBoom wrote:
SA censored. Mahalo you guys are the best Imua
on July 3,2014 | 04:26PM
mauiday wrote:
Held up so long on that last wave, when he finally started to drop down the wave face, it was SOOOOO steep. Nerves of steel, and toes of steel to hold his rail in the wave. Well deserved win. Did Hawaii proud.
on July 3,2014 | 09:54PM
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