Gabriel Medina fought off Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning on the final day of the Pipe Masters to be crowned the first Brazilian ASP world champion.
Grant "Twiggy" Baker had to rebound after losing a sponsor but found success in doubling down on big waves.
Proving that he is very much the man to beat on the ASP World Tour, John John Florence kept up his winning ways with a convincing victory at the Quiksilver Pro France.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty-year-old San Clemente surfer Kolohe Andino has landed many high-profile sponsorships, including one with VISA. Here's a behind the scenes look of a commercial shoot at Teahupoo leading up to the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning own seven of the last 10 ASP World Titles, but they've never had a showdown at Pipeline, until now.