In never-ending chase to ride bigger swells, Felipe traveled to Hawaii and paddled out with the best of them. Surfing’s greatest names surfed alongside Felipe in big-wave contests in Hawaii and Peru in the 60’s. Polmar began to win titles in rapid succession, sitting father out to sea, deeper in the lineup, taking off with ease and style on massive mountains of water. In 1962 Felipe won the Big Wave open Title at Kon Tiki and two more national big wave titles. He then moved onto the Hawaiian breaks, pushed his limits and gained more big wave experience.