Briley, Shawn

Heavyweight goofyfooter from Sunset Beach, Hawaii; a Pipeline ace for most of the 1990s, and winner of the 1995 Tavarua Tube Classic, but best know as the greatest risk-taker, on both water and land, of his generation. "Crazy people in general are stupid," Hawaiian big-wave surfer Brock Little said about Briley in 1994. "Shawn is relatively intelligent and yet he knows what he's getting into, which in a way is even crazier."

Briley was born (1974) in Oceanside, California, spent his early ch...