On a dramatic final day in Portugal, Kai Otton won the Rip Curl Pro, Nat Young took Rookie of the Year honors, and the ASP world title race remains open.
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
In Rd. 2 of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal Kelly Slater slipped up against a local wildcard. The 2013 world title is now in Mick Fanning's grasp.
Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning were both losers on the opening day of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal while tour prankster Matty Wilkinson stole the show.
Mick Fanning could clinch the ASP World Title at the upcoming Rip Curl Pro Portugal, but a certain 12-time world champ has other plans going into Supertubos
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.
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.
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
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.
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.