Greg Long Wins Big Wave World Tour

Reaches podium in six events


Surfer Greg Long won the fourth edition of the Big Wave World Tour this week, locking up the title after the final event in the series was canceled due to a lack of waves. While he didn’t win any of the events, Long dominated the overall competition, finishing on the podium in six out of the seven events.

The victory is especially sweet for Long, as it follows a near-death incident for the surfer. In late 2012, Long almost drowned after being held down by three waves at Cortes Bank (read more here).

Check out “Swell Guy,” Matt Warshaw’s profile of Greg Long from our August 2011 issue.