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Are big-wave surfers pushing themselves into gigantic waves for the money or is peer pressure the motivator, or is it purely a personal quest? The big-wave community is asking themselves these questions and looking to fine-tune the safety equipment for surfers who pursue these types of waves. It definitely takes a certain breed to paddle in to one of these giants.