There's no doubt there are more surfers in the world today than at any time in history, and waves are a somewhat limited resource, so are wave pools really the future?
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.
Picking favorites as the 2012 ASP World Tour season gets underway
Best of the 2011 ASP Women's World Champ
As they redefine women's professional surfing, Carissa Moore and Sally Fitzgibbons sound off on their budding rivalry on the ASP World Tour
Carissa Moore crowned women's champ at U.S. Open
Fitzgibbons and Mulanovich step 3,000 years back in surfboard design.
Stephanie Gilmore continues her march towards a forth world title.