Ace Buchan won the Billabong Pro Tahiti, but as Hurley's "Tour Notes" reveals, the real story may be the growing rivalry between John John Florence and Kelly Slater.
Hawaiian hopes fall to the shoulders of John John Florence
The 11-time world champ falls just short in his repeat attempt
Kelly Slater loses in semifinals to give Joel Parkinson his first ASP World Title win
Pipe Master and world title to be decided Friday on the North Shore
2012 Billabong Pipeline Masters day 2 coverage
2012 Billabong Pipeline Masters day 1 action
Previewing the final ASP event of the year, the Billabong Pipeline Masters
Taj Burrow will sleep in his own bed for at least one World Tour event in 2014
Santa Cruz's Nat Young is having a great season at the mid-year point
Joel Parkinson has been in the No. one spot before. How is this year different?
2012 ESPN Malia Manuel interview
Mark Occhilupo was the last goofyfooter to win here and that was in 1998
The Nixon Lodown tide watch
19-year-old Florence makes Pipe quarterfinal becomes youngest surfer to win the Triple Crown title