Makua Rothman has conquered the Billabong Pico Alto 2014, in Punta Hermosa, Peru. The final was held in 25-to-45 foot surf.
The Billabong Pico Alto 2014 opened the Big Wave World Tour 2014/2015 in scary conditions. Low clouds and grey skies, random hollow walls of water, bumpy wave faces, and unstable winds welcomed big wave surfers in Peru.
Wipeouts rapidly hit the fleet. Surfers got caught by the rolling whitewater or hit by falling heavy lips, which means that inflatable life vests were put to work. Jet skis also suffered at the hands of Pico Alto.