Hawaiian Makua Rothman claimed victory today at the Billabong Pico Alto event in Peru, battling 40-foot seas and a field of the world’s best watermen to take out the first event of the 2014/2015 ASP BWWT season.
How do you prep for a BWWT event at Pico Alto in Peru when you have never been there before and the event starts in a few hours?
Was this the best winter to head off on a road trip or has the surf always been this good?
A regular at Mullaghmore, Barry talks about his addiction to big-wave surfing
Take a moment to celebrate a sacred month when antipodal spots are both likely to be pumping.
When it comes to big waves, imperfection is in vogue. Brett Burcher, Russell Bierke, Tom Myers, Scott Dennis and Khy Vaughan surfing and ugly beast somewhere in Oz.
In a further centralisation of the competitive surfing offering, the ASP have announced the acquisition of the Billabong XXL
The inaugural Pico Alto Challenge at Punta Hermosa, Peru, showcased a field of aspiring big wave chargers at one of the most unforgiving waves in South America.
James McKean on the Shipstern Express, emboldened by hot coffee and nerves of stainless steel.
Just one wave which will frighten the pants off your chaps with Dean Morrison
Big wave aficionado, Mark Visser, speaks of the importance of relaxation in the face of chaos, and proposes a workout routine for all those keen to test their mettle.