Kelly Slater exploded on the surf scene at Lower Trestles in 1990. Now, 24 years later, he's hoping the Southern California point break can propel him to a record 12th ASP World Title.
Thanks to a solid south swell over the weekend, competitors on the ASP World Tour got to warm up for the Hurley Pro and Swatch Women's Pro at Lower Trestles in some of the best conditions of the summer. Here are the highlights.
The surf for the ASP World Tour's Billabong Pro Tahiti was expected to be massive. And indeed it was. Here are the highlights of the world's best surfers in epic conditions.
The swell was no secret, and when it arrived on cue for the final of the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Gabriel Medina stepped up and beat Kelly Slater in the heaviest contest of the 2014 ASP season.
Welcome to the terrordome! No wave on the ASP World Tour is as feared as Teahupo'o -- which translated means "wall of skulls." Here's who to watch for this year.
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.
The surf pumped for the ASP J-Bay Open where, in a classic duel featuring longtime friends Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson, it was Fanning that came away with the win.
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.
After a two-year hiatus, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, is back on the ASP World Tour schedule, and guys like Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson are looking to put their veteran experience to good use.
Gabriel Medina wins the 2014 Fiji Pro and rises to the top of the ASP World Tour rankings, but that's hardly the only story line that played out at Cloudbreak.
Winning the Fiji Pro with a dominating performance, Gabriel Medina has won his second event of the 2014 ASP World Tour season and seized control of the race for the world title.
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?
It's been a long time since the ASP women enjoyed the splendor of Tavarua, but they're coming back, and Carissa Moore is looking to capitalize.
Kelly Slater has the pole position in the ASP ratings lead, but guys like Joel Parkinson and Gabriel Medina are nipping at his heels. Here's who to watch for in the 2014 Fiji Pro.
In a back-and-forth final, it was Sally Fitzgibbons edging out Carissa Moore to win the Rio Women's Pro.
Winning his second event of the ASP season, Michel Bourez is in the hunt for a world title, but he's going to have to get past Kelly Slater, who now sits in the top spot.