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.
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.