SURFERS CHALLENGE HUGE WAVES AROUND THE WORLD AS EL NINO BUILDS
(Newport Beach, CA, USA)
While surfers in the Northern Hemisphere await the arrival of El NiÃ±o-fueled big winter waves, there has been no shortage of massive swells around the world in the last six months. Just last week, Shipstern Bluff -- a notoriously shallow wave off the southern tip of Tasmania, Australia -- produced some of the most spectacular rides of the year and triggered numerous entries into the BILLABONG XXL GLOBAL BIG WAVE AWARDS. Check out the highlights from the entries so far.