Garrett McNamara is a citizen of the world. He walks the land as an ordinary man, but what he does in the ocean is anything but ordinary. At a time when big-wave riding has reached new heights of popularity, a number of surfers have stepped to the front. None of them can surpass McNamara's combination of talent, courage and thirst for the unknown. Over the past five years, McNamara has been on a mission to catch the biggest, best waves on the planet - and he has succeeded mightily. It's a tricky business, trying to predict the exact time, location and weather patterns of the most ride able swells. Whether it's Tahiti, South America, the freezing waters of Northern California or the tropical paradise of his native Hawaii, McNamara has shown an uncanny ability to be at the right place at the right time.