For Hawaii's Mark Healey, a spot on "Big Wave Hellmen" was more than a chance to chase surf; it was an opportunity to show what really makes him tick.
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.
Shane Dorian left the world tour to chase perfect surf. A decade after making that decision, he has no regrets.
After a 10-year stint on the ASP World Tour, Shane Dorian walked away from pro surfing to chase big waves in 2003. Today, at 42, he is one of the hardest chargers in the world.
Star of "Big Wave Hellmen" and one of the most accomplished surfers on the planet, Greg Long talks about paddling out at Cortes Bank and where life goes from here.
In order to film the best big-wave riders in the world slide down monster swells, you have to have flexibility, bravado, a big budget and a little bit of insanity.
In order to shoot big-wave surfing, one must have patience, solid forecasts, flexibility and cash on hand to travel on short notice to chase the world's largest waves.
Under the guidance of Hawaii's best watermen, 21-year-old Kai Lenny was born for big-wave greatness.
He's one of the gnarliest watermen in the world, yet for some reason Maui's Kai Lenny doesn't get his due. Maybe it's because he's such a nice guy?
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.
The Kamehameha Surf Team just won the NSSA National High School Team Championship, becoming the first all-Native Hawaiian squad to take the title.
Motivated by what he sees as a system failing the island's people, former ASP World Tour surfer Dustin Barca has entered the race for mayor of Kauai County.
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.
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.
Be it in big waves or on the pro tour, the popularity of women's surfing is reaching never-before-seen heights. The following is a handful of the most key influencers driving the sport forward.
As Team Hawaii rolled to gold at the recent ISA World Junior Championships, young Mahina Maeda and Tatiana Weston-Webb proved the future of women's surfing in the islands is in good hands.