The Hawaiian's best moment at the Puerto Escondido Challenge couldn't have come at a better time.
The reigning Big Wave Tour Champ goes out in Round One at the Puerto Escondido Challenge.
Two-time Pe'ahi Challenge winner Billy Kemper got off to a solid start, while Grant "Twiggy" Baker fell early.
Grant Baker of South Africa during Round one Heat 1 of the WSL 2017 Puerto Escondido Challenge
Grant Baker vs. Billy Kemper vs. Cristian Merello vs. Trevor Carlson vs. Nathan Florence vs. Angelo Lozano