When it comes to big-wave surfing, you can forget fortune and glory. For guys like Ryan Hipwood, just making ends meet is a challenge.
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.
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.
Shane Dorian left the world tour to chase perfect surf. A decade after making that decision, he has no regrets.
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.
In order to shoot big-wave surfing, one must have patience, solid forecasts, flexibility and cash on hand to travel on short notice to chase the world's largest waves.
Kelly Slater exploded on the surf scene at Lower Trestles in 1990, and now, 24-years later, he's hoping the Southern California point break can help propel him to a record 12th ASP World Title.
Red Bull Cape Fear ran this weekend, and in unruly conditions at Ours in Sydney, 16 of the world's hardest charging surfers went toe to toe.
On the final day of the contest's waiting period, a healthy 10-foot swell at Sydney's Cape Solander kicked the Red Bull Cape Fear event into overdrive for 16 of the world's most talented, big-wave surfers.
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.
With a looming IPO that could value the company at $3 billion, camera-maker GoPro has turned awesome action sports moments into big business.
Nearly 100 GoPro athletes gathered on the North Shore of Oahu this summer for workshops, water sports and more.
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.