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.
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.
After starting the week surfing Jaws on Maui, then rushing Maverick's on the West Coast, Greg Long capped a 96-hour big-wave adventure with a purposeful session at Cortes Bank.
Putting in a dominant performance at the Northern California big-wave spot, Grant "Twiggy" Baker claims his second Maverick's Invitational title.
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.
Sion Milosky remembered at 2011 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards as XX wins Ride of the Year honors and XX takes Biggest Wave prize.
Jacob Trette and Sion Milosky serve as a reminder of the stakes as we prepare for the 2011 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards.
Beyond just Slater, Gilmore, and Irons, surfing saw epic swells and growth in and out of the water
The moments, men, and woman who made 2010 a year to remember.
13 reasons why Puerto Escondido was the place to be this weekend.
A gallery of big-waves and bravado from the Pico Alto Invitational.
2010 Billabong XXL Awards airs on ESPN2
Admit, you love a good wipeout as much as the next guy.
Greg Long, Grant Baker stand tallest at Billabong XXL Awards.
How the 2009 Billabong XXL Awards is ushering in a new era in the big-wave pursuit.