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
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
After sitting and waiting for the last few days, the Volcom Fiji Pro took to the water and it was Slater, Florence, Smith and Parko that led the charge into the quarterfinals
Slater, Parko, Fanning, De Souza were all winners as tricky, but high-scoring surf kicked off round one of the Billabong Rio Pro.
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.
Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson won handily at Bells Beach as round one of the Rip Curl Pro got underway, but the young guard is hot on their heels.
Slater, Fanning and Parkinson are all into the semifinals at the Quiksilver Pro, but as the final day looms, who's going to win is anybody's guess.
During a busy day at the Quiksilver Pro, John John Florence was forced to withdraw due to injury, while Joel Parkinson took out Dane Reynolds ... and there's more.