07/01/2014 | by Heather Irvine
Big wave surfing used to be confined to the Hawaiian Islands. For years it was thought that breaks like Waimea Bay were the only places to get consistent huge surf.
That changed in the 80s and 90s as California, and other parts of the world were explored and big waves were uncovered all over.
Since then big wave surfing has exploded across the planet. The following waves sit at the top table of big wave spots, there are more, but these are the must-surf places for any chaser of giant surf in 2014.