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By Emily Bates I Surf Channel
One of today’s hottest topics in the world of big-wave surfing is the comparison between tow-in and paddle-in surfing. Some of the bravest athletes on the planet hold strong opinions on both styles of charging massive swells, but there is no doubt that each has their own level of respect within the sport. The Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards make the extra effort to recognize five of the ...Read More

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By Emily Bates I Surf Channel
In contention for the famed Billabong XXL Wipeout of the Year honors are five surfers at three notorious big wave breaks scattered around the world. Among this year's candidates are Shawn Dollar and Alex Martins who suffered spectacular malfunctions at their home break of Mavericks in Northern California, along with French Polynesian Alain Riou and Hawaiian Koa Rothman, who both went end-over-end ...Read More

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By Shannon Marie I Surf Channel
It was a heavy winter season for big wave athletes around the globe, one of the scariest to watch. Three of the largest storms the North Atlantic has ever seen slammed the coastlines of Western Europe and Northern Africa, pushing surfers past once-thought human boundaries. The big wave surfing world almost lost a leading lady at sea in the monster waves of Nazaré. Some courageous chargers returne...Read More

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4 OF 4 - VIDEO: Biggest Waves of the Year Nominated by Billabong XXL

By Emily Bates I Surf Channel
The 2014 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards have officially narrowed down the list of submissions for the "Biggest Wave Award" to just five nominees. Carlos Burle (BRA), Francisco Porcella (Italy), Ian Walsh (HAW), Andrew Cotton (UK) and Gautier Garanx (FRA) are all in contention to win $10,000 in prize money for their frightening rides this past year. Due to some of the heaviest storms in y...Read More

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Rip Curl is ecstatic to announce a renewed multi-year partnership with longtime professional team rider and brand ambassador, Alana Blanchard. The relationship, a decade long now, goes back to when Alana was just 14-years-old, competing in the NSSA at her home break, Pine Trees in Kauai, Hawai'i. ...

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"Shaping Mavericks" features Bob Pearson of Arrow Surfboards, shaper to the late Mavericks legend Jay Moriarity. Tune-in to Off the Lip Radio Show to hear about shaping for the Jay, and replicating his quiver for the Chasing Mavericks movie. Call in with questions for the Pearson Arrow Surfboards...

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It's hard to look away from the intense opening scene of Eyes Wide Open. The new feature length film follows Peruvian surfer, Alvaro Malpartida, on a journey to remote surf spots around the globe. Several months were spent working on this film, capturing footage of Malpartida and other local char...

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VIDEO: The “Glory Box” in Western Australia:

One Palm Media presents 'Glory Box' featuring Josh Kerr (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Aritz Aranburu (ESP), Fred Patacchia (HAW) and Josh Fuller (AUS). The world's top surfers packed the lineup at The Box in western Australia in anticipation for round five of...

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Michel Bourez Wins Drug Aware Margaret River Pro:

A thrilling Finals day in Western Australia saw Tahitian "Spartan" Michel Bourez crowned winner of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, the second stop on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT). The Tahitian powerhouse secured his first ever WCT win by defeating Josh Kerr (AUS) in...

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