So it all comes down to this, the last events of the men's and women's ASP World Title race have landed in Hawaii, and there's no shortage of storylines to explore.
With Kelly Slater and Gabriel Medina both out early at the Rip Curl Pro, Mick Fanning took full advantage, grabbing a win and moving the world title race to Pipeline.
The ASP World Title scenarios are here, and going into the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal it's Medina's to lose, but Slater, Fanning, Parkinson and Florence still have a chance.
Proving that he is very much the man to beat on the ASP World Tour, John John Florence kept up his winning ways with a convincing victory at the Quiksilver Pro France.
After a 10-year stint on the ASP World Tour, Shane Dorian walked away from pro surfing to chase big waves in 2003. Today, at 42, he is one of the hardest chargers in the world.
The Quiksilver Pro France kicks off the Europe leg of the ASP World Tour, and with only a few events remaining the world title is Gabriel Medina's to lose.
At the halfway point of the ASP World Tour season, Gabriel Medina leads the pack going into Tahiti. But there's a whole crew hot on his heels, including 11-time world champ Kelly Slater.
Jeremy Flores has been suspended and fined for an altercation with the judging panel after losing his heat on July 12 at the J-Bay Open in South Africa.
It's been a few years since the ASP World Tour pulled into Jeffreys Bay, but with an intriguing world title race in the making, it's a welcome addition to the '14 schedule.
Hours after the birth of his daughter Hawaii's Makua Rothman jumped on a plane to Peru to compete in heavy 30-foot surf. Inspired, he came away with the biggest win of his career.
If Kelly Slater ever wants to capture that elusive 12th ASP World Title, he's going to have to get on one of his trademark rolls. What better place to start than the Fiji Pro?
As the ASP World Tour pulls into Brazil for the Rio Pro, the world title race is wide open and it's looking like we're in for an aerial dog fight in South America.
It was yet another epic year of surf celebrated at the annual XXL Global Big Wave Awards, and stealing the show was none other than Greg Long and Grant Baker.
The historic Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach is here, and as Gabriel Medina, Joel Parkinson and Kelly Slater posture for the ASP World Title, there are still dark horses on the horizon.
As the ASP World Tour undergoes an ambitious restructuring, the first event of the year, the Quiksilver Pro, is here. And all eyes are on the tour organizers instead of the pros.
Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning own seven of the last 10 ASP World Titles, but they've never had a showdown at Pipeline, until now.