Puerto Escondido, also known as the “Mexican Pipeline,” is known for its huge south swells. It’s also known for producing some of the worst wipeouts known to man. So far this year, Puerto Escondido has been the home of four wipeouts worthy of nomination for Billabong‘s 2015 ‘Wipeout of the Year’ Award. And boy, are they doozies.
Take a look at the videos below to watch as some of the world’s bravest athletes challenge the monster waves of Puerto and definitely get more than they bargained for. First off, Billy Kemper drops in late and gets annihilated, filmed on July 6th, 2014:
Here’s another angle of Kemper’s wipeout:
Next up, Gary Hughes hits the eject button and pays the price at Puerto on July 5th, 2014:
Check out the Dominican Republic native, Andres Flores going big, then going down… way down:
For the final nominee, check out Ricardo dos Santos exiting his board stage left and falling down a huge liquid cliff:
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