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.
When a solid Northwest swell hit Maui on Jan. 19, the infamous Jaws roared to life, Albee Layer, Jamie O'brien and rest of the big-wave crew had a field day.
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.
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.
From underground Maverick's charger to bonafide big-wave surf star, for Shawn Dollar success has come on his terms.
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.
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.
Garrett McNamara has withdrawn his entries from the Billabong XXL Awards, surfing's prestigious big-wave awards show.
Peter Mel rides to Mavericks victory in Half Moon Bay
The best of the best from the 2012/13 Mavericks Invitational
Invitees announced, waiting period begins for Red Bull Jaws
Dorian, Long, Walsh, Layer paddle into huge Jaws