August 21, 2017

Kai Lenny wins the first event of this year's big wave tour. After struggling at this location last year, Lenny was determined to improve his performance. Not only did he improve but he walked away victorious.

Maui’s Kai Lenny captures WSL Big Wave Tour’s Puerto Escondido Challenge in Mexico

Kai Lenny (HAW)claimed victory today at the 2017 Puerto Escondido Challenge after besting a competitive field of 24 of the world’s best big wave surfers in epic 20-to-25 foot surf at Mainland Mexico’s Puerto Escondido.

The first event of the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT), the Puerto Escondido Challenge, saw no shortage of excitement as Lenny took on the towering conditions to collect his first BWT victory. Big Wave Tour Commissioner, Mike Parsons, alongside the judging panel, gave today’s event a Bronze rating, as faces were deemed in the 20-to-25 foot category. Based on the Bronze rating, Lenny will lead the rankings with 10,000 points.

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