In order to shoot big-wave surfing, one must have patience, solid forecasts, flexibility and cash on hand to travel on short notice to chase the world's largest waves.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has been the governing body of pro surfing for 30-plus years, but starting in 2015 they'll be changing their name to the World Surf League (WSL).
It was unclear what Kelly Slater was going to do after leaving Quiksilver, but in announcing the formation of a new brand called OuterKnown, things are starting to become more clear.
Kelly Slater exploded on the surf scene at Lower Trestles in 1990. Now, 24 years later, he's hoping the Southern California point break can propel him to a record 12th ASP World Title.
For the first time, the ASP Top 17 will land in Southern California at famed break Lower Trestles for the Women's World Championship Tour, stop seven of 10.
Thanks to a solid south swell over the weekend, competitors on the ASP World Tour got to warm up for the Hurley Pro and Swatch Women's Pro at Lower Trestles in some of the best conditions of the summer. Here are the highlights.
The surf for the ASP World Tour's Billabong Pro Tahiti was expected to be massive. And indeed it was. Here are the highlights of the world's best surfers in epic conditions.
The swell was no secret, and when it arrived on cue for the final of the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Gabriel Medina stepped up and beat Kelly Slater in the heaviest contest of the 2014 ASP season.
Posted up at the "End of the Road" in Tahiti for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, the surf's turned on, and some of the world's best surfers are shining brightest without a jersey on.
Sure the surf at Teahupoo was perfect for Rounds 1 and 2 at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, but there was no shortage of epic wipeouts, either.
The opening rounds of the Billabong Pro Tahiti have been blessed with some classic conditions, but judging by the forecast, it's only going to get better.
Mat McHugh and The Beautiful Girls are in the process of recording a new album called "Dancehall Days," but there's much more to the record than their sweet sound.
Stephanie Gilmore has a new movie coming out called "Stephanie in the Water," and she'll also appear on "World of X Games: Women of Action" Saturday on ABC.
At the halfway point of the ASP World Tour season, Gabriel Medina leads the pack going into Tahiti. But there's a whole crew hot on his heels, including 11-time world champ Kelly Slater.
Welcome to the terrordome! No wave on the ASP World Tour is as feared as Teahupo'o -- which translated means "wall of skulls." Here's who to watch for this year.
The U.S. Open of surfing always draws a crowd; here's the highlights from another big year in Huntington Beach, California.