It's game on in Northern California as Torrey Meister wins a unique rendition of the O'Neill Cold Water Classic and the Maverick's Invitational opens its waiting period.
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.
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.
Going into the final day of the Vans U.S. Open seven out of the eight surfers left in the draw are on the world tour. Smith, Andino and Young all front the podium-hungry pack.
Nobody was eliminated in the three-man Round of 24 at the U.S. Open, but there were some winners, among them a very satisfied Kolohe Andino -- who's looking quite dangerous.
With a year of travel ahead of him, Josh Mulcoy offers up a tour of his hometown of Santa Cruz before he hits the road.
The 49ers, the Giants and the Golden State Warriors successes this year have given Bay Area sports fans much to cheer about, and now you can add Nat Young to that list.
Everything in Australia was going along swimmingly for John John Florence until an air-gone-wrong wrecked his ankle and sidelined him.
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.
John John Florence, Nat Young set the pace on an epic Day 2 of Volcom Pipeline Pro
Highlights from mid-winter in California
Hightlights from wintertime in California
The Santa Cruz, Calif. native hopes to put Surf City back on the map
Australia's Adam Melling survived a battle in the final heat to win his first Vans World Cup and earn a spot on the 2013 World Tour.
Fred Patacchia and Nat Young look to qualify for 2013 Tour at Vans World Cup