When Hurricane Marie formed off the coast of Mexico and tracked into Southern California's swell window surfers knew the waves were going to be big, but what happened in Malibu was unprecedented.
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 surf for the ASP World Tour's Billabong Pro Tahiti was expected to be massive. And indeed it was. Here are the highlights of the world's best surfers in epic conditions.
With his statement-making win, Michael Dunphy brings the East Coast Surfing Championship title back to Virginia Beach for the first time in 33 years.
Posted up at the "End of the Road" in Tahiti for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, the surf's turned on, and some of the world's best surfers are shining brightest without a jersey on.
Sure the surf at Teahupoo was perfect for Rounds 1 and 2 at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, but there was no shortage of epic wipeouts, either.
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.
What do East Coasters have to look forward to on the elite-level pro surfing tour? Not much, but Right Coast talent may be on the rise.
52nd annual East Coast Surfing Championships preview gallery.
Twenty-year-old San Clemente surfer Kolohe Andino has landed many high-profile sponsorships, including one with VISA. Here's a behind the scenes look of a commercial shoot at Teahupoo leading up to the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
The 2014 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy scored surf at world-class Sultan's Point the entire week, and nobody took more advantage of the conditions than Dave Rastovich.
Taylor Knox, Dave Rastovich and Sunny Garcia did not disappoint at the unique Champions Trophy in the Maldives this week.
Under the guidance of Hawaii's best watermen, 21-year-old Kai Lenny was born for big-wave greatness.
Mat McHugh and The Beautiful Girls are in the process of recording a new album called "Dancehall Days," but there's much more to the record than their sweet sound.
Stephanie Gilmore has a new movie coming out called "Stephanie in the Water," and she'll also appear on "World of X Games: Women of Action" Saturday on ABC.
He's one of the gnarliest watermen in the world, yet for some reason Maui's Kai Lenny doesn't get his due. Maybe it's because he's such a nice guy?