From early days pioneering Waimea Bay and Pipeline, to breaking barriers at places like Jaws and Maverick's, surfers have been tempting fate in giant surf for well over 60 years.
What happens when a south swell and the world's biggest stand-up paddle event collide? Absolute chaos. Check out highlights from the 2014 Battle of the Paddle.
Perhaps known for his lavish lifestyle as much as his freestyle roots, Jon Olsson will try his hand at freeskiing again this season after an Olympic-inspired hiatus.