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
Mark Healey talks about surfing big waves, spearing big fish, and not being "crazy."
When it comes to surfing, China's still a developing nation, but judging by the quality of this river wave they're soon to catch up.
Bruce Irons, Nathan Fletcher and hearty crew tackle all-time Cloudbreak in Fiji
From charging the North Shore's most fearsome outer reefs to diving with Great White Sharks, Mark Healey is in a class unto himself.