After a significant stretch of flat waters, a storm in Antarctica sends massive swells to Pico Alto: the next stop on the Big Wave World Tour. Pico Alto, Peru is where one of the world's oldest surfing civilizations began. Currently, its harbors are alive with native fishermen and watermen alike. Santa Cruz native big wave surfer, Anthony Tashnick, receives a call about the swell in Peru. And across town, Ken 'Skindog' Collins gets the same call and they both head to Peru for the competition. Big wave surfer Trevor Carlson, although not invited, heads to Peru as well in hopes of becoming an alternative in the line-up for the competition. As the contest is about to begin, there are no openings and Trevor will not be able to compete. According to the contest rules, each surfer must catch two waves in a 45 minute heat, and surfers who exhibit the most commitment to the largest wave, receive the highest praise. Ken finds out quickly how tricky the waves are. He is unable to catch a second wave, and is instantly eliminated. The competition progresses and various big wave surfers, including Anthony Tashnick, show exactly what it takes to win. After seven hours of surfing in cold water, the Pico Alto competition comes to an end with Makuakai Rothman taking the title and Tashnick coming in second place. The surfers head North to Puerto Escondido, Mexico for the massive swell that is set to hit its shores.