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Monster Waves Slam Hawaii, Damaging Oceanfront Homes

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.25.2016 | Science

Every so often, Mother Nature shows off her raw and unforgiving power. In Hawaii, that force has been on display all week, thanks to a pair of giganti...

Not Yet, Surfragette: Women Athletes Still Sidelined At Big-Wave Competition

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 02.13.2017 | Women
J.D. Kleinke

HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA -- Despite a regulatory requirement to develop a plan to include women surfers, the organizers of the iconic Mavericks big-w...

Surfing Great Kelly Slater Saves Mom And Baby As Monster Waves Hit Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.31.2016 | Sports

HONOLULU -- Every winter, giant rolling walls of ocean head toward the north shores of Hawaii. And, every winter, surfers from all over the world atte...

Car Crashes and Lost Luggage

Kyle Thiermann | Posted 10.20.2016 | Sports
Kyle Thiermann

The first video in a three part series I made on traveling to chase a swell in Chile. The swell was so big that the Big Wave World Tour was called on...

Caught on Tape: Top Surfer Braves Biggest Waves at Puerto Escondido, Mexico in Recent History

The Surf Channel | Posted 05.08.2016 | Sports
The Surf Channel

While most people suffer the occasional big wave, open ocean nightmare here and there, surfers like Mark Healey dedicate their lives to hunting down the biggest, heaviest waves in the world to score the ride of a lifetime.

This Is What Hawaii Looks Like Right Now

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.27.2015 | Sports

Warning: The video below may incite extreme levels of jealousy, despair, and even rage. East-coasters, watch at your own risk. That's because last ...

Massive Swell Hits Hawaii, Entire State Gets Stoked

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green

On Wednesday, the biggest swell of the winter season hit Hawaii's north-facing shores, bringing waves of up to 40 feet to famed surf spots like Jaws, ...

LOOK: Surfer Dodges A Flying Surfboard, Miraculously Rides Out Huge Wave

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.11.2014 | Sports

When Mavericks, the famous big wave surf break in California, begins pumping 20 to 25 foot waves, surfers who dare challenge the wave can expect some ...

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

Posted 11.12.2014 | 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...

Gabriela Aoun

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

Instagram Accounts To Follow For Hawaii's Massive Winter Waves

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

While the rest of the country settles comfortably into the crisp fall season, surfers from all over the world are flocking to Hawaii to prepare for th...

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.

PHOTOS: Cyclone Thane Hits Southeast India

Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

A cyclone brought heavy rains and gale-force winds to India's southeastern coast, killing at least 11 people, uprooting trees and damaging homes. T...

LA Waves Too Big To Ride | Posted 11.05.2011 | Los Angeles

A surfer was declared dead after he was found in the ocean off San Onofre on Saturday as Southern California beaches continued to experience high surf...