I'm a firm believer in Karma. When you do bad things bad things happen to you. I know I'm not a saint. I know people who play as if they are.their day will come and they will have to answer to man upstairs.
The only people who are mad at you for speaking the truth are those people who are living a lie. Keep speaking the truth. Some people believe their own truth, just because they can't handle a person with a borderline personality.
The oldest and most prominent big wave contest is the Eddie named after Oahu north coast Hawai'ian lifeguard and internet user Eddie Aikau. The competition window is in between December 1 and the last day of February each year. Another big wave surfing.