The swell was no secret, and when it arrived on cue for the final of the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Gabriel Medina stepped up and beat Kelly Slater in the heaviest contest of the 2014 ASP season.
The opening rounds of the Billabong Pro Tahiti have been blessed with some classic conditions, but judging by the forecast, it's only going to get better.
These days a surf trip to Alaska isn't totally out of the ordinary, but when Jay Moriarity, Peter Mel and company visited in 1998 it was wide-open frontier.
The U.S. Open of Surfing isn't just about barrels. The other B-words -- bikinis, bands, bowls and body paint -- were in abundance this year
What does life after pro surfing mean for Kalani Robb? Come to find out it means a lot more than chasing world tour points or posting results. Surfing's his life.
Herbie Fletcher rounds up world's best surfers for annual photo
Fiji surf resorts Tavarua and Namotu survive Cyclone Evan
Taylor Knox, the oldest surfer on tour, on aging, surfing and surviving
Slater, Parkinson, Gray score another epic day in Fiji
Due to heel injury, Kelly Slater withdraws from Billabong Pro Rio
Byron Bay travel tips
Kelia Moniz on longboarding, growing up Hawaii and homeschooling
Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, Kolohe Andino unleash on flawless Rincon
Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds and Kolohe Andino enjoy a flawless day at Rincon, the queen of the California coast.
Meet the big-wave charger and all around good human
Bruce Irons discusses the loss of his brother Andy Irons, what surfing means to him and why being a parent means everything.