My wife and I recently acquired this fantastic photo of Laird Hamilton shooting the Malibu Pier. The photo was taken by Steve Munch of the Latitudes Gallery in Ventura, California. This pier shot occurred during the morning session on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014. Getty Images photographer, Jason Merrit, captured Laird emerging from the beach just after this epic ride (image below).
In the interest of full disclosure, the pier is on my commute to work in Santa Monica. This day, I sat in traffic for over two hours because of the surfers, news crews, and looky-lou's that came to see the surf generated from Hurricane Marie.