(FOX NEWS) - Some of the world's top surfers competed in one of Hawaii's most prestigious big-wave surfing events Thursday.
The Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau event is only held when waves in Waimea Bay are 20-feet or higher, which hasn't happened since 2009.
Waimea only gets huge swells in the winter, so organizers block out a three-month window from December to February and hope for a Pacific storm.
They got their wish this year, with video showing surfers going big -- and falling hard -- on massive waves.
Fortunately, there were no reports of serious injuries.