While the eyes of the surfing world have been focused elsewhere, Australian chargers are getting ready for the debut of the Red Bull Cape Fear Challenge.
Winning the Emmy for Best Sports Documentary Series, "Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau" and ESPN's "30 For 30" ride wave of success.
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.
Over the last few weeks, every big-wave spot from Hawaii to California saw some of the best swells in recent memory, and some lucky surfers found the right spots.
On Dec. 21, 2012 Santa Cruz's Shawn Dollar rode what's been measured in at 61 feet -- enough for a new world record and the XXL Awards' "Biggest Wave" title.
From underground Maverick's charger to bonafide big-wave surf star, for Shawn Dollar success has come on his terms.
Shawn Dollar rides a world record 61-foot wave, Shane Dorian takes "Ride of the Year" honors at the 2013 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards.
From Ireland to Maui, Cortes Bank to Cloudbreak, the nominees for the 2013 Billabong XXL Awards have been announced, and they're nothing short of impressive.
The best of the best from the 2012/13 Mavericks Invitational
Big-wave invitationals opt not to run as big swell bound for Hawaii, California
Four years and running the Big Wave World Tour continues to evolve
Safety-minded Greg Long survives Cortes Bank close call
Greg Long survives near-death wipeout while surf tops 50 feet at infamous Cortes Bank