Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
THE 2011/12 kicks off on Sat, May 28th at Punta de Lobos with face heights forecast in excess of 30ft.
Jamie Sterling's route through to the 2010/2011 Big Wave World Championship. Jamie made all the finals of the season and won the Billabong Pico Alto Invitational in Peru. Here's his story.
SOUTH swell wedge sequences .... gotta love this spot, the best outcome is a gentle drubbing.
REUBYN Ash claimed victory in the first stop of Nike 6.0's 2011 Cash For Tricks series.
RIO De Janeiro goes mad for local hero Adriano De Souza's Billabong Rio Pro triumph.
KELLY Slater, Jordy Smith, Mick Fanning all hit the canvas at the Billabong Rio Pro in a day of upsets.
MIXED bag for the beach favourites as old heads triumph over local froth at the Billabong Rio Pro.