California, August 2014: Hurricane Marie sends a gift to The Wedge | Photo: Red Bull/Corey Wilson

In late August 2014, Hurricane Marie blessed Southern California with a swell that will forever remain in the hearts of local surfers. Joshua Pomer transformed those memories into a film.

It was "A Wedge To Remember", and a surf movie had to be shot. From Newport Point to the Wedge, Malibu to Sandspit, the Hurricane Marie swells impressed wave riders, spectators and media.

Large perfect waves hit the Californian shores, bringing the sport's prominent VIPs. Now, you can relive that day from the point of view of the photographers who covered the magic surfing days.

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John John Florence: two Triple Crown of Surfing titles in the bag | Photo: ASP/Cestari

The 2014 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing season will deliver $1.4 million dollars in prize money.

Welcome to Hawaii. The world's best male and female surfers will compete in three events during the six-week competition period: Reef Hawaiian Pro, Vans World Cup of Surfing, Billabong Pipe Masters.

But the Hawaiian leg will also include two ASP Women's events: the Target Maui Pro, which will crown a world champion for 2014, and the Women's Pipe Invitational, an ASP Specialty event that will feature eight girls in the caverns of Pipeline.

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Hurricane waves: high winds, large waves | Photo: Creative Commons/Dennis Bernhard

Big wave surfers are storm chasers. They travel the world in search of the largest swells. But what exactly are hurricane-generated waves?

Science tells us that the barometric pressure in the eye of the hurricane is lower than the pressure some distance from the eye. Hurricanes are also known as tropical cyclones because they form primarily in the tropics. Asians call them typhoons.

High wind speeds associated with hurricanes are able to produce extreme waves. When water rises from the eye of the hurricane and gets influenced by winds, currents and tides, a storm surge is in the making.

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