Grant “Twiggy” Baker Shreds a SUP

The South African big wave champion has balls, that’s no lie. Twiggy got a win at the Maverick’s big wave contest in 2006, was the first champion at the Red Bull Big Wave Africa and has won multiple titles at Billabong’s XXL Awards- Best Overall Performance, Biggest Wave and Ride of the Year. After a knee surgery in 2010, Twig decided to try out standup paddling for rehabilitation and was featured in our Winter Issue exploring Madagascar. “Never say never!” he wrote in a recent e-mail about standup. We’re thinking he’s pretty into it. Check him out, duel threat, learning to rip with a paddle and pulling into some absolute drainers on his traditional ride. – Shari Coble

  • Jason

    Shame about his comment ‘What I discovered is that in the right conditions and away from any surfers it’s an amazing tool’

  • Jon Kinley

    great vid-he pretty much had to say that comment. If he comes to dpatch im gonna burn him!
    Kidding of course…

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