After nearly drowning at Cortes Bank, an infamous big-wave break 100 miles off the California coast, Greg Long returned a year later to ride flawless 20-foot waves.
Putting in a dominant performance at the Northern California big-wave spot, Grant "Twiggy" Baker claims his second Maverick's Invitational title.
With 40-foot surf in the forecast for Jan. 24, the Maverick's Invitational will be off the charts, and the warm up sessions aren't too bad either.
When a solid Northwest swell hit Maui on Jan. 19, the infamous Jaws roared to life, Albee Layer, Jamie O'brien and rest of the big-wave crew had a field day.
While frigid temperatures kept most of North America indoors last week, some East Coast surfers brought out their thickest wetsuits to ride some polar vortex swell.