With a huge storm heading to the North Pacific, big wave surfers, like Eric Akiskalian, have their eyes set on the waves predicted to hit Nelscott Reef in Oregon. Nelscott Reef is known as one of the most intimidating beach breaks in the entire world. Fifty-five year old Eric Akiskalian holds the record for riding the biggest wave in the Northwest. He also became the oldest surfer to ever be nominated for the prestigious 'Biggest Wave' award at the annual XXL Surfing Awards. When he is not surfing big waves, Eric is a car salesman and father to two boys. With this swell on the horizon, he packs up and heads to Lincoln City, Oregon. After arriving, Eric meets up with friend and tow partner, Keith Galbraith, and learns his long time rival, John Forse, is holding a surf competition during the peak of the swell. After a morning of practicing on smaller waves, Eric aggravates an old knee injury. Later, after hours of phone calls and negotiating, Eric and Keith get word they can participate in the competition but that night, tensions rise and Eric does not sign up for the event. In the morning, Eric and John put their differences aside and Eric volunteers to be safety patrol for the competition. Near the end of the competition, Eric is able to surf some big waves. He heads home where he and his sons prepare for a two week road trip to California for some fun in the sun.