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Quiksilver Ceremonial: Makuakai Rothman Triumphs

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Watch Quik Ceremonial Final: Rothman Tops Podium
Watch the final six competitors vie for the first trophy of the 2015/2016 BWT season.

Reigning Big Wave Tour World Champion Makuakai Rothman (HAW) has won the Quiksilver Ceremonial in pumping surf at Punta de Lobos, Chile. The win solidifies the Hawaiian's spot at the top of the BWT rankings. Making his success there all the sweeter, Rothman was presented the Tour Championship trophy in Chile and will be honored again at the Big Wave Awards in Anaheim, Calif., Friday night.

Watch Quik Ceremonial Semifinal 2: Clash of Champs
Watch the condensed heat as the last three Finalists are decided in Punta de Lobos.
Watch Quik Ceremonial Semifinal 1: Big Waves, Big Scores
Check out the wave-by-wave breakdown of the first Semifinal matchup.

As part of the World Surf League's core commitment to putting the world's best big wave surfers in the world's best big waves, Round 1 ran Thursday afternoon in pumping conditions. Wave size at Punta de Lobos was predicted to build throughout the day, but unfortunately the swell arrived later than initially projected. In an effort to run heats in optimal conditions, the WSL extended the event to run the Semifinals and Final Friday morning, local time.

Watch Quik Ceremonial Round 1, Heat 4: Local Vet Triumphs
Watch the world's best big wave surfers take on Chile's Punta de Lobos in the Round 1 heat cutdown.
Watch Quik Ceremonial Round 1, Heat 3: Rides Near Perfection
Don't miss the action from Punta de Lobos in the Quiksilver Ceremonial Round 1, Heat 3 highlight video.

The Quiksilver Ceremonial hadn't run since 2011, and was the first of the 2015/2016 Big Wave Tour (BWT) season. Rothman arrived in Chile as the leader of the field of 24 as they battled for the first title of the new season.

Watch Quik Ceremonial Round 1, Heat 2: Rothman's First Heat as World Champ
Watch Round 1, Heat 2 of the Quiksilver Ceremonial in the condensed video recap.
Watch Quik Ceremonial Round 1, Heat 1: 2015/2016 BWT Season Kicks Off
Check out the highlights from the first heat of the 2015/2016 Big Wave Tour season.

Beyond the heroics unfolding in Chile, it's a busy week for big wave surfing. Friday, May 1, the 15th Big Wave Awards Show will see honors for the year's best performances in big waves -- from tubes to wipeouts, and more. The Awards will stream LIVE here and on the WSL app starting at 8 p.m. PST.

Lamb Scores Big in Quik Ceremonial Semis
Nic Lamb takes on massive Punta de Lobos.
Navarro's Winning Nine in Chile Semifinals.
Ramon Navarro earns a near-perfect 9.70 at the Quiksilver Ceremonial.