The Quiksilver Pro France kicks off the Europe leg of the ASP World Tour, and with only a few events remaining the world title is Gabriel Medina's to lose.
After more than ten years Margaret River appears on the ASP Men's World Tour schedule, which leaves lots of room for speculation about how the boys will fair.
Is Gabriel Medina's win at the Quiksilver Pro a changing of the national guard in professional surfing? Will 2014 be the year that a Brazilian finally wins an ASP World Title?
In a final that went down to the wire, Gabriel Medina edged out Joel Parkinson to win the 2014 Quiksilver Pro Australia and take an early ASP World Tour ratings lead.
In a back-and-forth battle, Gabriel Medina edged out Joel Parkinson to win the 2014 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and take an early ratings lead in the race for the ASP World Title.
After a stumble in Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro Australia, John John Florence didn't start his 2014 campaign the way he'd hoped, so we probed him about Slater, the ASP and Pipeline
As the ASP World Tour undergoes an ambitious restructuring, the first event of the year, the Quiksilver Pro, is here. And all eyes are on the tour organizers instead of the pros.
In a demonstration of clutch surfing, Mick Fanning beat Gabriel Medina to win the Quiksilver Pro France and seize control to the 2013 ASP World Title race.
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.
No surf means big problems for the ASP Women's World Tour as the Roxy Pro Biarritz is cancelled for lack of waves and the world title race marches on to Huntington Beach.
There's plenty of world-class surf to be found in the Old World, from Spain to Portugal to the south of France, opportunity abides in Europe.
The surf's going to be pumping for the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, and standing atop the ASP ratings, Kelly Slater knows a win at Bells could be the key to a 12th world title.