Jamie Mitchell's Perfect Score In Puerto Escondido

25 Jun 2016 1

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Where: Puerto Escondido, Mexico 
Surfer:
 Jamie Mitchell
Filmed by: World Surf League

The Puerto Escondido Challenge is the first event of the 2016/17 World Surf League Big Wave Tour. It kicked off overnight in an outrageous 30-foot (10 metre) swell at the Puerto beach break.

Australia's Jamie Mitchell dominated a monster with a technical barrel to score the highest single-wave of Round 1 with a perfect 10-point-ride. Mitchell’s final score, a near-perfect 29.03, was the highest of the day, earning him the heat win and a place in the Semifinals.

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“I think we were all worried about the fourth heat with the wind coming up, but I think we scored the best conditions of the day,” Mitchell said. “The tide was dropping, the winds stayed glassy and the swell was peaking. I found an early right-hander and nearly made it out, which put me into a good rhythm. I found that left and didn’t think I was going to make it, but somehow I pulled out of that. It was a historic day. Incredible surf and incredible barrels.”

Puerto Escondido Challenge Semifinal Match-Ups:

Semifinal 1: Greg Long (USA), Albee Layer (HAW), Kai Lenny (HAW), Will Skudin (USA), Grant Baker (ZAF), Rogercin Ramirez (MEX)

Semifinal 2: Makuakai Rothman (HAW), Pedro Calado (BRA), Carlos Burle (BRA), Jamie Mitchell (AUS), Jimel Corzo (MEX), Rusty Long (USA)

2016/2017 WSL Big Wave Tour Schedule:

Southern Hemisphere: April 27 - August 31, 2016
Puerto Escondido Challenge: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Quiksilver Punta de Lobos Challenge: Punta de Lobos, Chile Billabong Pico Alto Challenge: Pico Alto, Peru

Northern Hemisphere: October 15, 2016 - February 28, 2017
Pe'ahi Challenge: Haiku, Hawaii
Todos Santos Challenge: Todos Santos, Mexico
Nazaré Challenge: Nazaré, Portugal

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