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.
Peter Mel rides to Mavericks victory in Half Moon Bay
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
Invitees announced, waiting period begins for Red Bull Jaws
GoPro signs on as the new title sponsor of Maverick's contest
Behind the scenes of Hollywood's latest surf film "Chasing Mavericks"