After a number of lay days, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal was back on and favorites Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Jordy Smith were ready
Slater makes an uncharacteristic stumble in Rd. 3 against a surging Pat Gudauskas, while Julian Wilson ends the day by elevating the performance bar to new heights
The unlucky few who had to surf in Round 2 of the Hurley Pro saw mushy surf, deteriorating conditions, and more than one upset.
Misty skies burned off at Lower Trestles to reveal precise performances in Rd. 1 of the 2013 Hurley Pro
At look at the contenders going into the 2013 Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles in California
Historically Kelly Slater's used his dominance at Lower Trestles to vault him to world titles, but with a stacked field going into the 2013 Hurley Pro he has his work cut out for him
Are quads the new thruster? Some might say yes. XGames.com's Jon Coen takes a look at the growing four-fin trend on the ASP World Tour
It was a long day of surfing at Teahupoo, but by the end Australia's Ace Buchan upset Kelly Slater in the final of the Billabong Pro Tahiti for his second world tour victory.
The surf was five-foot and perfect for day two of the Billbong Pro Tahiti, and Mick Fanning, John John Florence and Jeremy Flores capitalized with some perfection of their own.
Wildcards caused some major upsets on the first day of the waiting period at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, but Slater, Parkinson and Smith still lead the hunt early.
As the Billabong Pro Tahiti approaches, it's nearly a dead heat between Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater for the top spot in the world. Both know what it takes to win at Teahupo'o.
It was no easy road for the defending ASP World Champion, but in a hard-fought effort Joel Parkinson beat Michel Bourez in the final of the Oakley Bali Pro to take the victory.
There's no question the waves were absolutely flawless for rounds four and five of the Oakley Bali Pro, and Joel Parkinson's perfect 20-point heat accented that fact.
After five days off. the Oakley Bali Pro got back into the swing of things and it was Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson and John John Florence that led the charge through round three
The opening round of the Volcom Fiji Pro got underway in flawless Cloudbreak conditions, but somehow Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson managed to miss it
In a back-and-forth affair, Jordy Smith beat Adriano de Souza to take the win at the Billabong Rio Pro. Shooting up the ASP ratings, it was Smith's first tour win since 2011