Twiggy has got off to a solid start in the 2014/15 BWWT with a 5th place finish at the Billabong Pico Alto Event in Peru. Twig broke his ankle in the Semi’s but surfed on to catch the wave of the Final before getting annihilated in the white wash. With the Southern Hemisphere leg of the BWWT coming to an end, hopefully the El Nino season is a cracker for the Northern Hemisphere and all 3 events get to run to finish off the tour. Photo: Steve Robertson.
Grant “Twiggy” Baker was crowned the BWWT champion at the 2014 Billabong XXL awards. Twig placed 1st at the Punta Galea event in Spain, 1st at the Mavericks event in San Francisco and 3rd at the Nelscott Reef event in Oregon. For his standout efforts, he also received Surflines Best Overall Performance award.
Webster Surfboards would like to congratulate Grant ‘TWIGGY’ Baker on becoming the 2014 BWWT World Champion. It’s been a pleasure to manufacture & design Twig’s equipment for the last 2 years and see him have some amazing results on the boards.
Well done Twig on your win.
Grant “Twiggy” Baker is the 2014 Champion of the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro. Twig also won the event back in Feb 2006 and is on a roll after winning the Punta Galea event back in December.
The results were 1. Grant Baker 29.33 // 2. Shane Dorian 25.53 // 3. Ryan Augenstein 16.66 // 4. Tyler Fox 12.66 // 5. Greg Long 12.00 // 6. Anthony Tashnick 0.00.
What a great start to the year for Webster Surfboards. Steph Single No.1 on the WQS & Twig No.1 on the BWWT.
Congratulations Twig on your Big Wave World Tour event win in Spain. After a massive year of preparing and organising for the BWWT, it’s great to get a green light for the comp and see Twig finally get a chance to show what he does. Catching a couple of bombs in the final on his Webster Surfboards 10’0, Twig took out the Punta Galea title with a near perfect score of 29.01 out of 30.
2013 has been great year for me, working closely with Twig in designing and refining his equipment and has lead to some great gun models coming out of our shaping bay, read more about the TWIG model here.
I always got so excited when someone would ask me to make them a 6’10 or 7’6 gun, and I still do. But with the big wave shift moving from tow-in back to paddle-in, I cant believe how many boards I’ve shaped in the 9’0 to 11’6 range this past year. It’s hard work, but i’m loving it. It’s great to have the opportunity to work with some of the top big wave surfers in the world and work on the designs they’re wanting to ride. Bring on the Big Wave World Tour #BWWT.