A Rare Breed of Surfer

Blood on the Lungs

Twiggy catching a wave

A Man Named Twiggy

To be the best takes big risks

Twiggy Baker after a surfing session

Major Accomplishments

  • Twig’s competitive career began in 2003, when he placed third in a paddle comp at 18–20ft Dungeons in the Big Wave Africa event.
  • In 2006, he was voted into the Mavericks event by online poll and managed to win the event, becoming the Mavericks Surf Contest Champion (20ft waves)
  • Winner of the XXL Biggest wave award (65ft Tafelberg)
  • An invite to The Eddie in 2009
  • Winner of XXL ride of the year 2010
  • Big Wave World Champion of 2014
  • WSL Big Wave World Champion of 2016
  • Nazare Challenge winner of 2018
  • WSL World Champion for a third time in 2019
Twiggy Baker cathing a big wave

Riding Big Waves is all About Balance

Twiggy ready to catch a wave

Twiggy and Oshen.io

--

--

--

Exclusive Adventures-based NFT platform. Sea, Land, Air. Captured by Top Artists for Collectors.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Grand Prix of Australia Qualifying

David Alaba with fight to FC Bayern and Co.

A trip down memory lane: revisiting my favorite articles

PSG: Kylian Mbappe apparently from Real-Madrid

Dr Not-so-Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Fall Back in Love with Cricket

The interpretation of space in football

Not all losses hurt the same

Bill Russell, the dull, gainly and careful man who is center and co-captain of the Boston Celtics

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Oshen NFT

Oshen NFT

Exclusive Adventures-based NFT platform. Sea, Land, Air. Captured by Top Artists for Collectors.

More from Medium

Why we chose Solana as a blockchain over Ethereum

Fade Away Bunny — to Enter the NFT World

Introducing CapyVerse

Whitelist, Allowlist and How to Get On Both // #888InnerCircle