He may be a skate icon, but Tony Alva grew up at the beach. When the waves were up him and the Dogtown crew were in the water. These days he seeks refuge in the hinterlands of Baja Mexico.
Tom Curren, heart of darkness. No matter how many images of the man you've seen, they're always intriguing.
Writer, boat builder, shaper, father and all-around good gent, Christian Beamish maintains an organic perspective on surfing. We should all be so thoughful.
Shane Dorian's first time at Maverick's. It would appear he got the hang of it pretty quickly.
Proponent of hulls, planes and boards of atypical size and shape, San Diego's Richard Kenvin could ride just about anything and make it look stylish.
Trefz describes this image as "seven clouds and a wave." Some things in life are just more obvious than others.
Wherever he goes, there's fanfare, but Medina's always been more consumed with what he's doing in the water than what's happening on the beach.
Jason "Ratboy" Collins
Ratboy doing what he does best: launching in Santa Cruz, Calif.
While his brother is getting awards and busy being the face of big-wave surfing, this is what Rusty Long does to occupy his time. And there's no place he'd rather be.
The wharf in Santa Cruz, Calif., is a great place to take a walk and enjoy a slow lunch. Unless you're a surfer, in which case Steamer Lane is a more entertaining hangout.