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Crafting 'Code Red'

Updated: April 27, 2012, 2:27 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

Greg Noll at Makaha in December 1969. Brock Little pulling in at Waimea during the 1990 Eddie Invitational. Darrick Doerner and company towing Outside Log Cabins on Jan. 28, 1998. Laird Hamilton at Teahupoo on Aug. 17, 2000.

As far as monumental and iconic moments in surf history goes, Teahupoo, Tahiti, on Aug. 27, 2011, may surpass them all. The day brought hands down the biggest tube rides in the history of the sport, as well as some of the most voluminous waves ever ...

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