The 49ers, the Giants and the Golden State Warriors successes this year have given Bay Area sports fans much to cheer about, and now you can add Nat Young to that list.
Courtney Conlogue's win at the Dow AgroSciences Pro puts her ranked third in the world. Could she be en route to becoming California's first world champ since Tom Curren?
As the top two ranked women in the world fell on day two of the TSB Bank Surf Festival , California girls Courtney Conlogue and Lakey Peterson rose to the occassion.
As the forth stop of the women's ASP World Tour took to New Zealand water it was Carissa Moore and Lakey Peterson that set the tone in Kiwi country.
In all-time conditions at Bell Beach, Carissa Moore took down Tyler Wright to win the Rip Curl Pro and overtake the top spot on the ASP rankings for the first time since 2011.
Jordy Smith and Mick Fanning led the charge into the quarterfinals of the Rip Curl Pro, but the big news of the day was the elimination of Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson.
With world title favorites exiting the Rip Curl Pro early, Adriano De Souza took full advantage of the situation to become the first Brazilian to win at Bells in over 50 years.
Jordy Smith locked in the highest heat score of the Rip Curl Pro so far, but it was the prowess and grit of rookies Nat Young and Sebastian Zietz that stole the show.
After a long, dramatic day of action at the Rip Curl Pro, Carissa Moore and Tyler Wright have found their way into the final, and in the process a new rivarly is born.
Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson won handily at Bells Beach as round one of the Rip Curl Pro got underway, but the young guard is hot on their heels.
Carissa Moore posted a near-perfect heat score in round one of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, but Tyler Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons are in hot pursuit.
As the 52nd annual Rip Curl Pro gets set to run at Bells Beach, the women's world title race is heating up. After a win at Margaret River, can Carissa Moore overtake the top spot?
The surf's going to be pumping for the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, and standing atop the ASP ratings, Kelly Slater knows a win at Bells could be the key to a 12th world title.
The forecast looks stellar for the 52nd running of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, here are the men and women to keep an eye on when the surf starts pumping.
Sally Fitzgibbons wins 2012 Rip Curl Bells Beach Pro
Mick Fanning wins the Rip Curl Pro Friday as Kelly Slater takes World Title rankings lead