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.
Hard-traveling surf photographer Chris Burkard puts 10 years on the road into one book. His latest release, "Distant Shores," will take you to some of the world's most far-flung wave zones.
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.
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.
"Hell and High Water," an upcoming ABC adventure series detailing the pursuit of riding the world's biggest waves, is an opportunity producer Paul Taublieb has been preparing for all his life.
Putting in a dominant performance at the Northern California big-wave spot, Grant "Twiggy" Baker claims his second Maverick's Invitational title.
Ripped from the headlines of ESPN The Magazine, here are a few helpful tips from six experts on how to become a big-wave warrior.
Big-wave surfing has reached a historic new level, but the equipment is still in developmental phases. Kala Alexander, Dave Wassel and Mark Healey break it down.
Dorian, Long, Walsh, Layer paddle into huge Jaws