Fergal Smith had dreams of being the first ASP World Tour surfer from Ireland, but today he's content to stay home in the Emerald Isles, charging big waves and tending his garden.
After a couple of years of being left off the ASP World Tour schedule, it's good to have Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, back. Look no further than the photographic highlights from a great contest to see why.
Getting paid to surf sounds great, but when it comes to putting a sponsor's sticker on your board things can get pretty complicated.
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.
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.
Surfboard builder Matt Biolos, aka "Mayhem," has more surfers on the World Tour riding his shapes than anybody. So what's his secret?
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
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.
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.
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.
Kelly Slater, Kolohe Andino and a crew of all-stars take to the Lower Trestles lineup as southern hemi swell pours through.