Sequence: Jamie O'Brien at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 27, 2016. Photos by Aaron Lynton. An entry into the 2016 Paddle Award category.
Day 2 of the Burleigh Pro saw top seeds tackle tricky conditions at the QS1,000.
Ian Walsh stroked into this incredible gem during the epic Jaws session of January 15. 2016. Shot by Forrest Dein.
The CT surfer topped the field of 24 to earn his first Big Wave Tour victory at Todos Santos in Mexico.
Big-wave legend Mark Healey gives you a bird's eye view of Todos Santos.
Greg Long pulls off the late drop before being taken down by the white water for a solid start to Round 1 at the Todos Santos Challenge.
The World's Best Four Women Junior surfers emerge from the crowd on day 4 in Ericeira.
Even an 11-time World Champion needs fresh inspiration. See what he's got in mind for 2016.
The WSL Championship Tour athletes put on a show throughout the course of the season which included nineteen rides 10-point rides.
Go behind the scenes with WSL talent Peter Mel, Strider Wasilewski, Todd Kline, Ross Williams and Rosy Hodge.
The world's best up-and-coming surfers are headed to Portugal for the biggest competition of the year.
Some of the world's best big wave chargers discuss the honor of being invited to surf in the prestigious competition.
Peru's Piccolo Clemente claims second World Longboard Title in China.
With Mick Fanning's World Title on the line, Medina's maneuver decided their fates at Pipeline -- and helped win him the Triple Crown.
Watch the epic battle between heavyweight chargers Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and John John Florence in Round 4 of the Billabong Pipe
Watch the action-packed drama that unfolded in epic conditions. Up next: Three World Title contenders head into the Quarters.
With a World Title on the line, the Australian heavyweight found the wave he needed to move from last place to first in Round 4.
The 11-time World Champion finds a huge tube to kick off his heat.
A look at what makes the stage of the 2015 World Title finale one of the toughest in the world.
The soon-to-be retiree pulls a vanishing act when he gets pitted in Round 1 of the Billabong Pipe Masters.
"I'm a worker": In his tenth season on Tour, the Brazilian continues to chase his first World Title.
See how Carissa Moore, Courtney Conlogue, Keala Kennelly and Tatiana Weston-Webb took on Pipeline.
At the Billabong Pipe Masters Friday, Title contenders avoid elimination while some runs come to an end.
Makai McNamara received an interference call, but was able to make the advance with a perfect 10.
Dusty Payne bags a beast during Volcom Pipe Pro.
Kelly Slater makes a vertical descent into a massive tube and gets fired out.
Makai McNamara makes a steep drop into Backdoor and finds his way out.
Tom Whitaker finds a deep cavern during the Volcom Pipe Pro.
North Shore local Jamie O'Brien finds perfection in his backyard.
Bruce Irons earns big score at Volcom Pipe Pro.
Catch the best waves from the up-and-coming Aussie at his first big win.
Kelly Slater earns his first victory since 2014 in epic conditions at Pipeline.
Ian Walsh demonstrates his uncanny familiarity with the break by zinging a silky smooth bottom turn right into some lip coverage.
Natxo Gonzalez hides from the scorching tropical sun beneath a curling canopy of water at Puerto Escondido.
Shane Dorian makes it look far to easy as he toys with a bull of a wave at Jaws.
Savannah Shaughnessy deftly handles a wintery drop to the cheers of spectators
The surfer from Central Coast, Australia, became the youngest person ever to have surfed the slab.
Some of the World's best surfers take on absolutely pumping surf at Hawaii's most precious jewel, Pipeline.
Two young Australian's claim maiden QS victories at Burleigh Heads.
Bruce Irons nabs a 9.40 at Backdoor during Round 3.
Hawaiian Zeke Lau snags an enormous backdoor barrel.