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 Post subject: Pete Cabrinha wins XXL Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 9:00 am 
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PETE CABRINHA WINS THE BILLABONG XXL AWARDS WITH A 70 FOOT WAVE, The Veteran Maui Surfer Earns $70,000 for his World Record Ride

ANAHEIM, CA -- (April 16, 2004) -- The world record for biggest wave ever ridden was officially shattered this evening at the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy when Pete Cabrinha of Hawaii picked up a check for $70,000 to match his amazing ride on a 70-footer.

Cabrinha, 43, rode the wave on January 10 of this year at the break known as Jaws on the North Shore of Maui, near his home in Haiku.

Before an overflow crowd of 1500 at the gala awards presentation at the Grove Theater in Anaheim, CA, Cabrinha's victory was announced to a standing ovation.

Cabrinha was one of the original pioneers of the Jaws break (also known as Peahi) and is a world-renown master of big wave tow surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

"It was the first time I surfed Jaws this winter and it was on a brand-new board, so I asked my partner Rush [Randle] to tow me into a little warm-up wave," Cabrinha recounted of the epic day of surf.

"But when we took the jet ski outside of the break this set came in and we basically claimed it as ours. Most people go right at Jaws, but on this day some of the lefts looked bigger and cleaner so that's the way I went.

The board ended up working pretty well and when I kicked out, Rush looked at me and went, "Holy crap, Pete...that was a bomb!'"

Cabrinha beat out three other Jaws waves ridden by Brazilian Danilo Couto and Hawaiians Archie Kalepa and Ian Walsh, along with a wave ridden by California's Greg Long at the Cortes Bank, 100 miles off San Diego. Maui photographer Erik Aeder won $5000 for his "definitive image" of Cabrinha's giant wave.

The previous Guinness World Record holder for biggest wave ever ridden was Brazilian Carlos Burle, whose 68-footer at Maverick's won the XXL Award in 2002.

The Monster Tube of the Year Award and its $5000 bounty went to Malik Joyeaux of French Polynesia for an amazing, death-defying barrell at Teahupo'o, Tahiti, last April. Photographer Sean Davey received $1000.

Also receiving honors this evening was Zach Wormhoudt for the Monster Biggest Paddle-In Award. Wormhoudt, of Santa Cruz, CA, caught his wave at Maverick's in Northern California on December 17 of last year. The winning image was by Frank Quirarte.

California's Greg Long was the first surfer ever nominated in both the XXL and Paddle-In categories, and although he did not win in either, the versatility of that feat earned him the Surfline/Jay Moriarity Best Overall Performance Award.

The 20-year-old San Clemente surfer received a check for $5000 to commemorate his achievement. The Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards are presented by Monster Energy Drinks. Surfline.com is the official surf forecast of the XXL.

For additional details from the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards, please see additional areas of the event website at http://www.BillabongXXL.com

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 11:27 am 
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GO PETE !

What a legend !

Not only is Pete a pioneer,a true waterman,a great ambassador he is also a true gentleman that proves its what you do that counts ,not what you say you can do.

Some of todays "wannabes" could take a few pointers from Pete.

Just get out there and "do it".

There is too much self promotion without anything to back it up.

No lame stunts (jumping Police boats)

No disgusting drunken party tricks. No aggro attitude.No bullshit.

Congrats to Pete Cabrinha


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Congratulations Pete :D You are truely a legend!!!!


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Pete and Laird rule!!!
It's a pitty that Laird did not want to compete in the XXL, since he also rode a bomb that day...


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GO PETE !

What a legend !

Not only is Pete a pioneer,a true waterman,a great ambassador he is also a true gentleman that proves its what you do that counts ,not what you say you can do.

Some of todays "wannabes" could take a few pointers from Pete.

Just get out there and "do it".

There is too much self promotion without anything to back it up.

No lame stunts (jumping Police boats)

No disgusting drunken party tricks. No aggro attitude.No bullshit.

Congrats PETE :thumb:
So True Mick
Our experience with Pete over here in Malibu, have been of a very nice, intelligent guy with no attitude. A real role model that should be emulated by the new kiter generation. He is very interested in anything new that can be applied to water use. Pete called and talked to us on the beach at length about some prototype arc kites he had watched us testing. He showed the same dignified and curteous appoach in the windsurf/surf wavesailing years. So cool to see one of the good guys get the praise they deserve. The self agrandizing attitude kings need to take notice of the values and actions of a true waterman like Pete.
Good on you Pete.
Traig
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Great pics on the web site, looks awsome. :thumb:


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thats what I'm talkin' about!!!!!!


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Sweet! Any VIDEO?

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70 ft.!!! Congratulations Pete! I was impressed by the photos on your site a while ago. The following shots come via http://www.cabrinhakites.com/ and you can find the full sized images through that address.

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