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Baker, Grant “Twiggy” (1973 – )

Shaggy-haired big-wave surfer from South Africa; winner of the 2006 and 2014 Maverick's Surf Contest and the 2008 Red Bull Big Wave Africa; 2014 Big Wave World Tour Champion; regular on the Billabong XXL Awards podium throughout the 2000s. Baker was born (1973) in Durban, started surfing at age 13, and by the late 1990s the slight (5'11", 154 pounds) regularfooter was quietly challenging heavy water breaks all over South Africa.

Baker jumped onto the international scene in 2003 after making ...