Fergal Smith had dreams of being the first ASP World Tour surfer from Ireland, but today he's content to stay home in the Emerald Isles, charging big waves and tending his garden.
Olympic athletes, professional skateboarders and big wave surfers all gain nominations for Best Male and Female Action Sports Athletes at the 2014 ESPYS
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.
Winning the Emmy for Best Sports Documentary Series, "Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau" and ESPN's "30 For 30" ride wave of success.
After suffering some serious career setbacks, Grant "Twiggy" Baker refocused and forced his way to the top of the big-wave surfing game.
It was yet another epic year of surf celebrated at the annual XXL Global Big Wave Awards, and stealing the show was none other than Greg Long and Grant Baker.
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.
The ASP announce they will take ownership of XXL Global Big Wave Awards.
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.
Mike Trout says he had no problem giving up a few years of free-agent freedom in exchange for lifelong financial security and a chance to win championships with the Los Angeles Angels.
As lineups everywhere around the world grow more impacted with surfers, some are looking as far south as Antarctica for a few empty waves.
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.
Don't let his sarcastic wit and willingness to have a good time fool you, Ian Walsh takes the big-wave pursuit as serious as anyone, and his results speak for themselves.
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.
After nearly drowning at Cortes Bank, an infamous big-wave break 100 miles off the California coast, Greg Long returned a year later to ride flawless 20-foot waves.