When Hurricane Marie formed off the coast of Mexico and tracked into Southern California's swell window surfers knew the waves were going to be big, but what happened in Malibu was unprecedented.
The swell was no secret, and when it arrived on cue for the final of the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Gabriel Medina stepped up and beat Kelly Slater in the heaviest contest of the 2014 ASP season.
The surf for the ASP World Tour's Billabong Pro Tahiti was expected to be massive. And indeed it was. Here are the highlights of the world's best surfers in epic conditions.
With his statement-making win, Michael Dunphy brings the East Coast Surfing Championship title back to Virginia Beach for the first time in 33 years.
Posted up at the "End of the Road" in Tahiti for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, the surf's turned on, and some of the world's best surfers are shining brightest without a jersey on.