Conor Maguire is The Winter Session champ, as voted for by the panel of 36 shortlisted surfers.
Oh yes it happened, They are remaking Point Break but Laird isn't making an appearance despite towing giant Jaws.
The crown jewel event of the Big Wave World Tour will take place on Friday, January 24.
Andrew Cotton is a plumber, lifeguard and all round good guy, except when the charts go purple and his big-wave instinct kicks
Waimea, Pipe and a selection of Outer Reefs were awakened last week by the first sizeable pulses of 2014.
Remember when someone got barrelled at Jaws? Now it's the primary focus.
When Hercules hit, a motley crew of hellmen went slab searching in the Canary Islands, and were rewarded with plenty of big blue caverns.
Basque junior Imanol Yeregui taking on thundering Roka Puta. Very few groms looked at the oncoming Hercules swell and immediately picked out their big wave gun.
When Hercules hit Morocco, Nagai Puntiverio borrowed a board, fought the vicious rip and scored the wave of the day at Anchor Point. Here's his perspective of the session.