Travelling the world searching for surf is the dream, but for California-based surf photographer Shawn Parkin, it's also an occupation. Here's a few highlights from the road.
In a demonstration of clutch surfing, Mick Fanning beat Gabriel Medina to win the Quiksilver Pro France and seize control to the 2013 ASP World Title race.
It's world title shoot-out in France fpr the ASP men. Fronted by Slater and Fanning, the quarterfinalists have been decided and they aren't short on talent.
After several down days, Rd. 3 of the Quiksilver Pro France went off in some classic Hossegor conditions with Slater, Fanning and Parkinson all advancing
The back half of the Rd. 2 of the Quiksilver Pro France turned into an exhibition of progressive surfing, and it was Medina, John John and Sea Bass that stole the show
Greeted by healthy swell, action was fierce on Day 1 of the Quik Pro France. With a tightening world title race, Kelly Slater, Jordy Smith and Mick Fanning got right to work.
Sally Fitzgibbons dominated the final day of the Roxy Pro France from beginning to end to earn her first win of 2013, but the race for the women's world title continues on.
Mick Fanning leads Kelly Slater by the slimmest of margins in the hunt for the 2013 ASP World Title, but going into the Quiksilver Pro France anything can, and probably will, happen.
With the world title on the line and cranking surf on offer, Moore, Wright, Conlogue and Fitzgibbons came out firing on Day 1 of the Roxy Pro France
The women's world tour race has come down to the wire with two events remaining going into the European leg. Up first, the Roxy Pro in Hossegor, France.
No surf means big problems for the ASP Women's World Tour as the Roxy Pro Biarritz is cancelled for lack of waves and the world title race marches on to Huntington Beach.
There's plenty of world-class surf to be found in the Old World, from Spain to Portugal to the south of France, opportunity abides in Europe.
Find out what a training day in Hossegor, France, is like with FMX star Thomas Pages
Experience a training day with FMX star Thomas Pages in Hossegor, France.
Charles Pages jumps from a ramp for the first time since life-threatening crash in 2010
Free surfers score on final day of Quik Pro France