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.
Hard-traveling surf photographer Chris Burkard puts 10 years on the road into one book. His latest release, "Distant Shores," will take you to some of the world's most far-flung wave zones.
Hours after the birth of his daughter Hawaii's Makua Rothman jumped on a plane to Peru to compete in heavy 30-foot surf. Inspired, he came away with the biggest win of his career.
After suffering some serious career setbacks, Grant "Twiggy" Baker refocused and forced his way to the top of the big-wave surfing game.
With the biggest result of his career, Alex Gray has won the fifth stop of the 2014 Big Wave World Tour, the Dive N' Surf Oregon Pro at Nelscott Reef.
Over the last few weeks, every big-wave spot from Hawaii to California saw some of the best swells in recent memory, and some lucky surfers found the right spots.
With 40-foot surf in the forecast for Jan. 24, the Maverick's Invitational will be off the charts, and the warm up sessions aren't too bad either.
In a move that's bound to shift the competitive landscape in surfing, the ASP has announced its acquisition of the Big Wave World Tour
After a brutal wipeout at Cortes Bank almost took his life earlier this year, a reflective Greg Long has won the 2012/13 Big Wave World Title.
17-year-old Natxo Gonzales wins Big Wave World Tour qualifying contest
Owen Wright on his lifelong love affair with Pipeline
Pipeline, Waimea come alive on the North Shore
Sneaking a peak at John John Florence's movie project
New year comes roaring in with solid surf at Jaws, Waimea
New Year's sees Jaws light up Maui while North Shore surfers revel on Oahu
Four years and running the Big Wave World Tour continues to evolve