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.
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
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.
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.