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  1. History of Big Wave Surfing

    From early days pioneering Waimea Bay and Pipeline, to breaking barriers at places like Jaws and Maverick's, surfers have been tempting fate in giant surf for well over 60 years.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  2. Behind the scenes of ESPN's 'Big Wave Hellmen' series

    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.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  3. Grant Baker wins Big Wave World Tour title

    Frank Quirarte

    After suffering some serious career setbacks, Grant "Twiggy" Baker refocused and forced his way to the top of the big-wave surfing game.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  4. XXL Global Big Wave Awards Highlights

    From Maui to Nazare, Half Moon Bay to Teahupoo, 2014 was a good year for big-wave surfing. Look no further than the winning waves for proof.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  5. Ian Walsh hosts Maui's Menehune Mayhem

    For 11 years and counting Ian Walsh has played host to the Menehune Mayhem kids' contest on Maui, and somehow it just keeps getting better.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  6. Surfing Antarctica

    As lineups everywhere around the world grow more impacted with surfers, some are looking as far south as Antarctica for a few empty waves.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  7. Laird Hamilton places women of big-wave surfing in the hot seat

    Kim Stravers

    Big-wave legend Laird Hamilton has deemed Maya Gabeira unfit to ride the wave that threw her in Portugal. Problem is, he didn't give viewers the full story

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  8. Big-wave life vests reexamined

    John Salanoa

    Big-wave surfing has reached a historic new level, but the equipment is still in developmental phases. Kala Alexander, Dave Wassel and Mark Healey break it down.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  9. Teahupoo, Tahiti: May 13

    Two years after the "Code Red" day, Teahupoo once again captured everyone's attention as a large, sustained southern hemi swell drew some of the world's best big-wave surfers.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  10. Gerry Lopez Big Wave snowboard Challenge takes over Mt. Bachelor

    Big wave surfing legend, and Mt. Bachelor local, Gerry Lopez has created a course filled with wave-like features for a snowboard contest like nothing you've ever seen

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  11. Billabong XXL Awards Results

    On Dec. 21, 2012 Santa Cruz's Shawn Dollar rode what's been measured in at 61 feet -- enough for a new world record and the XXL Awards' "Biggest Wave" title.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 04, 2013
  12. Shawn Dollar rides world record 61-foot wave

    Jake Howard

    On Dec. 21, 2012 Santa Cruz's Shawn Dollar rode what's been measured in at 61 feet -- enough for a new world record and the XXL Awards' "Biggest Wave" title.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2013
  13. XXL Awards Nominee Shawn Dollar Stands Tall

    Frank Quirarte

    From underground Maverick's charger to bonafide big-wave surf star, for Shawn Dollar success has come on his terms.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  14. Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards

    Shawn Dollar rides a world record 61-foot wave, Shane Dorian takes "Ride of the Year" honors at the 2013 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  15. Profile: Shawn Dollar

    From underground Maverick's charger to bonafide big-wave surf star, for Shawn Dollar success has come on his terms.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  16. Nominees Announced for Billabong XXL Awards

    Jake Howard

    From Ireland to Maui, Cortes Bank to Cloudbreak, the nominees for the 2013 Billabong XXL Awards have been announced, and they're nothing short of impressive.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013