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Big Wave Surfing

Surfing Legend Proves He Might Just Be Superman

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports

When a hurricane is hurling huge waves toward shore, you'd have to be very brave to grab a surfboard and paddle out. Of course, that's exactly wha...

How Heavy Are the Biggest Waves in the Ocean?

The Surf Channel | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports
The Surf Channel

One thing they are deeply informed about are the waves themselves. It's difficult to deny how absolutely breathtaking a big wave can be, but what kind of power does it pack?

North Shore Surf Makes for Thrills and Spills in Hawaii

James M. Clash | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

On Dec. 25 big wave legend Ken Bradshaw was on the phone. A northwest swell was storming in with wave faces exceeding 35 feet. Could I get to Waimea Beach ASAP, he wanted to know?

LOOK: What's That Child Doing On The World's Heaviest Wave?

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.19.2014 | Sports

Awkward middle school dances and soccer practice? Not for this 12 year old. Kauli Vaast's after-school activities consist of world traveling and ch...

Mercedes-Benz Reinvented The Surfboard, And It's Awesome

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology

Mercedes-Benz engineers recently teamed up with big wave surfer Garrett McNamara to create a surfboard. Nothing more than a fancy marketing ploy, righ...

With Big Waves Coming, Mavericks Surf Contest Is On

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — With a Pacific storm pushing big waves toward California, organizers of a contest at one of the world's most perilous s...

WATCH: Hawaii Sees Epic Winter Storm Of Its Own, Waves Reach 50'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

A "giant northwest swell" has brought 40'-50' waves to the Hawaiian islands -- the biggest waves in a decades, according to meteorologists. A large...

The Most Dangerous Sports Competition In The World Might Also Be The Most Selfless

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports

“Eddie Would Go.” It’s a phrase you’re sure to see or hear not long after arriving in Hawaii and, for many, it’s a creed by which to liv...

The 10 Most Influential Surfers of All Time

Alexander Haro | Posted 02.01.2014 | Sports
Alexander Haro

While estimates of the number of surfers world wide vary wildly, there are a select few that, for one reason or another, have left an indelible mark on surfing. From the Duke to Gidget, this is a list of a 10 of surfing's most influential people.

Video Captured Big-Wave Surfer's Final Wave, But Body Still Missing

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weird News

These days, technology seems to document every moment of a person’s life. This was especially true last week when the final moments of Kirk Passmore...

Gabriela Aoun

You Don't Have To Go To Nazare To Awe At Nature's Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 11.02.2013 | Green

A possibly 100-foot wave off Nazaré, Portugal made headlines on Monday when two Brazilian surfers squared off against the behemoth. Maya Gabeira wipe...

ESPN's Awesome New '30 For 30' Documentary Spreads The Aloha

Posted 07.30.2014 | TV

ESPN couldn’t have premiered a more restorative "30 for 30" documentary if they had planned it. As America reels in the aftermath of a Congress ...

10 Reasons Surfing Improves Humanity

Zach Weisberg | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports
Zach Weisberg

I've met enough dedicated surfers who are absolute jerks to know that surfing alone cannot save humanity. However, after spending nearly 15 years immersed in the sport, I believe elements of surfing have the potential to ground human beings in a uniquely meaningful way.

The Psychology of Big Wave Surfing

Zach Weisberg | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Zach Weisberg

Greg has always struck me as a particularly interesting character in the world of professional surfing, which is a realization that comes about four sentences into any conversation with him.

Jed Noll: An Exclusive Interview

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 09.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Cyrus Saatsaz

If you're an avid fan of surfing, you know about Greg Noll. I connected with Noll's son Jed for an extensive interview, covering everything from his early days shaping surfboards to the beginnings of his beautiful surf shop.

This Is Not a Bubble -- It's a Wave, and You're Not on It

Beverly Macy | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business
Beverly Macy

In surfing, it's the 'tube' ride or 'cracking the barrel' that creates heroes. There's an aura around those who've mastered this skill and they say th...

PHOTOS: The Bay Area's Biggest Surf Contest Now Open For Business

Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

Cowabunga, dudes! The biggest, most exclusive surfing event in the Bay Area -- and arguably America -- has officially opened its contest window. ...

Jeff Clark Wins Legal Battle, Continues to Fight Another Battle, Avoids Great White Shark

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco
Cyrus Saatsaz

Despite all the drama surrounding the contest scene at Maverick's, Clark does continue to surf regularly. And last week, Clark had a harrowing experience involving a Great White Shark sighting.

The Cloudbreak Sessions

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 09.20.2011 | Sports
Cyrus Saatsaz

A storm that originated in the South Pacific has created such a massive south swell that the greatest surfer ever Kelly Slater decided to skip one of the biggest surf contests in the world to surf the amazing waves that hit Fiji's world-famous Cloudbreak.

Former World Champion Surfer Dies

AP | JAYMES SONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

HONOLULU — Former three-time world surfing champion Andy Irons has died. Phil Irons, the father of the 32-year-old surfer, confirmed his son's ...

The Westsiders: The Beauty and Pain in the Famous Santa Cruz Surf Scene

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tony Newman

The Westsiders tracks the friendships of three surfers and how they pushed each other to become superstars. You ride the wave with them, and watch them rise, fall and again rise.

Surfers Catch Huge Waves In Hawaii (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Apparently Shane Dorian and Mark Healey are not the only ones caught on tape riding a monster wave in Hawaii last December. A commenter shared another...

Shane Dorian, Mark Healey Ride Monster Wave (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Surfers Shane Dorian and Mark Healey were at Waimea Bay in Oahu, Hawaii in early December when El Nino resulted in some of the largest waves in recent...

'The Eddie': Hawaii Big-Wave Surfing (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Surfers in Hawaii gathered on Oahu's North Shore this week for "The Eddie," a competition in Waimea Bay that occurs only when waves top 20 feet. It is...