Our staff photographers are unloading their cameras to show you their best empty wave shots from around the world. Every few weeks, the professionals who know these waves best will show you the many temperaments of our beloved landscape – some inviting, some dangerous, and always breathtaking. Here, case in point, from SURFER staff photographer Todd Glaser.

The curl in noir.

San Diego

One of America's Finest.

Baja

Shakas and sea-green glory in Baja.

Fiji

Mutant Fiji.

Fiji

A South Pacific close-up.

Puerto

Your Puerto summer escape, realized.

Fiji

Fiji: enter at your own risk.

Tahiti

Mountains of another kind.

Tahiti

Electrified, nearly capsized, the end of the road.

Mainland Mexico

Morning welcome in Mexico.

North Shore

North Shore ecstasy.

Pacific

Shallow in the Pacific.

Pipe

In harm's way at Pipe.

Teahupoo

Code Red, green light.

Portugal

Portugal showers.

Kelly's Wave

Guess where?