“IT’S ABOUT CHOOSING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT FOR THE DAY AND JUST DOING WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.” — GRANT ‘TWIGGY’ BAKER
If you all but casually follow the going-ons of the surf world, you’ve probably heard of Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker, a name twice scrawled on the top of the scoreboard at Mavericks, covers of magazines and printed across ginormous award checks for XXL waves deemed worthy. While Twiggy started his big wave career relatively late at the age of 32, few people are aware that before he dominated the world of professional big wave surfing, he was a professional kiteboarder in the early days of the sport.
Universally respected by his peers, Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker exudes a professional intensity countered by his laid back sense of humor. With the build of a well-traveled waterman capable of paddling into moving mountains, when asked about where the name Twiggy came from, he laughs, “I was a skinny little kid with mean friends.” From the early days of kitesurfing to the high stakes arena of big wave surfing, getting into foilsurfing has brought Twiggy full circle and connected him with F-One’s kitesurfing team in order to complete the waterman cycle.