A huge wave crashes against Castlerock pier as professional surfer Al Mennie waits on a break in the swell on December 22, 2016 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Photo Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
A surfer dressed in a Santa Claus outfit surfs on Kuta beach on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. Photo Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty
John John Florence of Hawaii surfs during the final of World Surf League’s championship at Supertubo beach in Peniche, Portugal. Photo Rafael Marchante/Reuters
A surfer dressed in a shark onesies surfs at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. The event was held as part of Wild Onesie Week, held to raise awareness and funds for endangered species and their habitats
Australian surfer Justen Allport rides a wave during the Cape Fear surfing tournament in heavy seas off Sydney’s Cape Solander in Australia.
Young surfers, nicknamed ‘grommets’ in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a post-sunset session on the waves off Wanda Beach in Sydney
A surfer holds her board as she wades through the surf at Mollymook Beach on the south coast of New South Wales on Thursday
A surfer rides a wave during the Punta Galea Big Wave Challenge in northern Spain
Angus Scotney of Great Britain on Wednesday competes in a pro-juniors heat of the Boardmasters pro-surfing competition on Fistral Beach in Newquay, England. The Boardmasters surfing competition has been an integral part of the British surf scene since 1981 and has grown from humble beginnings to one of the biggest events on the British surfing calendar.
A surfer carries his board as he walks along Sydney’s Manly Beach. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said that Sydney is experiencing a record-breaking run of consecutive autumn days above 20C (68F), with today being the 26th consecutive day, breaking the previous record of 25 days set in 1987. The bureau added that it is forecasting that the record late-season warm temperatures will continue.