Big Wave World Tour
Marcos Monteiro Wins Jim Beam Bold Award
The Big Wave World Tour crowned Jamie Sterling from Oahu, Hawaii its second World Champion, receiving $10,000 for his performance. Jamie was a finalist in all of the three BWWT events in 2010/11, winning the billabong Pico Alto event in Peru. As the current Ambassador of the sport, he will be focused on retaining his title as well as representing the Tour in the 2011/2012 season.
The highly motivated Brazilian lifeguard Marcos Monteiro received the Jim Beam Bold Award. Not only did he arrive at all three events without the aid of sponsorship, he was able to amass enough points to finish the year in fifth place. He received a check for $1000 and a complete free dive spearfishing set from Cressi Sub.
The 2011/2012 season is currently underway with the Quiksilver Ceremonial Punta de Lobos – Chile – in its waiting period from April 1st to May 31st.
Big Wave World Tour 2010/2011 rankings:
1st Jamie Sterling – 2509
2nd Kohl Christensen – 1300
3rd Anthony Tashnick – 1257
4th Carlos Burle – 1250
5th Marcos Monteiro – 1131