Less than two weeks after winning the Pacifico Paddle Award at the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards ceremony, Guinness has officially certified Shawn Dollar's 61-foot wave at the Cortes Bank off California as a new World Record.
"I was on the boat doing social media stuff for Quiksilver...wearing all sorts of hats, nursing a scraped arm from the morning," Peter Mel said of Tuesday's encore performance at Teahupoo. "I called home and my wife and kid asked why I wasn't getting any bombs. So I said I'd go out and get mine.
Garrett McNamara, the legendary surfer who holds the world record for the tallest wave ever surfed, describes what it's like to ride such a huge wall of water. He takes Anderson Cooper into the waters off Portugal where he rode that 78-foot wave -- and may have recently caught one even larger -- to experience the power and the danger in waves many believe are the biggest on the planet.
Volcom's VQS Championship Cup is being held at 54th st, Newport Beach is in full swing. Day one of the USA VQS Champs is a wrap with two more days of competition to go. Fans can tune in to vqs.volcom.com to listen live, see up to the minute scores, photos, videos, and info on the event.
I currently live in Southeastern France and travel in New Zealand, Morocco, Indonesia and throughout France taking pictures of what I feel surfing means to me. I surf and travel far from familiarity to catch this special feeling which helps me show what is impossible to describe with a few words. Photography is useful for that.