As the women's world tour heads into the last event of the year in Portugal, a world title hangs in the balance for Carissa Moore and Tyler Wright.
Sally Fitzgibbons dominated the final day of the Roxy Pro France from beginning to end to earn her first win of 2013, but the race for the women's world title continues on.
With the world title on the line and cranking surf on offer, Moore, Wright, Conlogue and Fitzgibbons came out firing on Day 1 of the Roxy Pro France
There's no doubt there are more surfers in the world today than at any time in history, and waves are a somewhat limited resource, so are wave pools really the future?
Surf photography's a notoriously dicey way to make a living, but for 22-year-old Morgan Maassen, who shoots regularly with the likes of Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds, it's much more than a livelihood.
Surf photography's a notoriously dicey way to make a living, but for 22-year-old Morgan Maassen, who's quickly risen to become an A-plus shooter, it's much more than a livelihood.
Carissa Moore has won the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, and in the process overtaken the top spot in the Women's ASP world title race.
As the race for the Women's ASP World Title tightens, Carissa Moore and Tyler Wright are neck and neck. And they could meet in the final of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing.
Even though rd 3 of the women's U.S. Open was a non-elimination affair doesn't mean it lacked drama. Among others, local hero Courtney Conlogue put her stamp on the event.
After stumbling out of the blocks Tyler Wright finally found her footing in round two of the Vans U.S. Open, and with it her hopes of winning a world title remain healthy.
Carissa Moore and Sally Fitzgibbons dominated day one with great wave selection and super-smooth power surfing, world champ Steph Gilmore wasn't quite so lucky.
When five-time world surfing champ Stephanie Gilmore isn't making waves in the ocean, she's strumming her guitar as a way to escape.
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.
As the ASP Women's World Tour looks to France for the Roxy Pro Biarritz, the ratings are knotted at the top, which means world title implications are on the line heading into Europe.
In dominating fashion Australia's Tyler Wright made short work of Sally Fitzgibbons to win the Colgate Plax Girls' Rio Pro and take the ASP Women's World Tour ratings lead.
Women's world title rights continues to tighten as Carissa Moore, Tyler Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons fight their way into the quarters of the Colgate Plax Girls' Rio Pro.