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.
Welcome to the winners' podium. The cream of February lies before you in four spectacular Atlantic sessions, big barrels being the theme.
Here's few more clips you might have missed of the Hurcules storm which smashed Europe.
This swell had all the makings of different. It was the only named winter storm of the year. Hercules
Two friends search out the murderous magic of the Emerald Isle.
A swell which is a step-up again from anything we've seen this winter. A storm in the one percent.
Conor Maguire and Sandy Kerr earn passage to the Winter Session final with two delicious slab sessions.
Death defying slab sessions are the them of the festive season, punctuated with some rapid fire airs and a mouthwatering Irish pointbreak.
Connor might be new to the rope and sled but here he negotiates salt wrapped Mullaghmore with aplomb.
The Mullaghmore crew once again push the boundaries of European big-wave surfing.
Grant Baker charges to the title at the Arnette Punta Galea Challenge in Basque Country, Spain.