Getting paid to surf sounds great, but when it comes to putting a sponsor's sticker on your board things can get pretty complicated.
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.
In a back-and-forth final, it was Sally Fitzgibbons edging out Carissa Moore to win the Rio Women's Pro.
Carissa Moore controls the ASP World Title races and is already into the quarterfinals of the Rio Pro, but rivals Tyler Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons are coming on strong.
Last year, the Women's Rip Curl Pro set a new standard for progressive surfing from the women. This year, Bianca Buitendag is looking to ring the proverbial bell.
With more events in better locations, an infusion of significantly more prize money, and an extremely hungry group of women, the 2014 ASP Women's World Tour is poised to take the sport to an entirely new level.
Sage Erickson tops Paige to win in Oceanside
Gilmore beats Wright in Roxy Biarritz final for her fifth World Title
It's all on the line in Biarritz
Examining the ASP prizemoney breakdown
TSB Bank Surf Festival Women's NZ Pro final
TSB Bank Surf Festival Women's NZ Pro day 2 report
ASP talks about the possibilities of pay-per-view webcasting
The HD waterproof camera for anyone.