Grant "Twiggy" Baker had to rebound after losing a sponsor but found success in doubling down on big waves.
When it comes to big-wave surfing, you can forget fortune and glory. For guys like Ryan Hipwood, just making ends meet is a challenge.
After earning himself a big wave world title earlier this year, Grant "Twiggy" Baker edged out Shane Dorian to win the "Big Wave Hellmen" Challenge.
The ASP announce they will take ownership of XXL Global Big Wave Awards.
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.
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 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.
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.
Big-wave invitationals opt not to run as big swell bound for Hawaii, California
Four years and running the Big Wave World Tour continues to evolve
Invitees to 2012/13 Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau announced
Behind the scenes of Hollywood's latest surf film "Chasing Mavericks"
Dorian, Long, Walsh, Layer paddle into huge Jaws
Parsons, Gerlach, Knox among thousands that gathered to remember Surfline founder Sean Collins.
Keanu Asing speaks on the challenges of making the asp world tour, why it hurts being Hawaiian, and why skinny jeans aren't cool.
Sion Milosky remembered at 2011 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards as XX wins Ride of the Year honors and XX takes Biggest Wave prize.