Puerto Escondido, Mexico, Aug. 21-22, 2010

This weekend while Brett Favre made his NFL preseason debut and the U.S. basketball squad inched past Spain, a handful of big-wave surfers opted to throw caution to the wind and head down south of the border to Puerto Escondido to score what some are considering the best swell of the summer. Former Billabong XXL champions Grant "Twiggy" Baker and Greg Long led the charge, followed by good friends Mark Healey, Dave Wassell and others. ESPN contributing photographer Jason Murray was on the beach and in the water firing away, and as see you'll from his collection of images, this swell was not for the faint of heart. (Jason Murray/Aquatech)