The South African's knowledge of Nazaré gave him the edge in a groundbreaking day of competitive big-wave surfing.
Quarterfinalists are set with a possible Finals day tomorrow at the Hawaiian Pro.
Catch up on all the top scores coming out of Nazare for stop No. 1 of the Big Wave Tour.
Domes delivered more fun conditions for competitors to showcase their poise under pressure as finals day draws are locked in.
Current swell trends down over the weekend, with good size remaining for Saturday AM.
World No. 3 advanced through Round 3, but Barron Mamiya stole the show.
With the first stop of the Big Wave Tour fast approaching, we go behind the scenes with the surfers as they get mentally prepared.
Get caught up on what you need to know and who to watch for at the first stop of this season's Big Wave Tour on Nov. 16.
See all the high scores and top waves from the first stop of the Vans Triple Crown. Next Call: Nov 16 at 7:00am HST.
Howard Leight and a group of volunteer surfers loaded up his 142ft-boat with thousands of supplies for fire victims on Tuesday.
Kendra Pierre-Louis breaks down the determining factors of why the state is so vulnerable.
Macy Callaghan and Brisa Hennessy will be the new faces on Tour after Port Stephens; Paige Hareb and Bronte Macaulay also requalify.
Surfing is a global community and when our local communities are in need, we band together to support one another.
The official list of seeds, invitees and alternates for the 2018/19 Nazaré Challenge.
See Round 1 results and replay all the top waves from the first stop of the Vans Triple Crown. Next Call: Nov 14, 2018 at 7:00am HST.
The CT star locks herself in for next season while Macy Callaghan and Brisa Hennessy become the official rookies of 2019.
From Dane Reynolds' layback in 2012 to Griffin Colapinto's amplitude last year, performance barriers are made to be broken at Haleiwa.
Along with Bronte Macaulay, Paige Hareb advances to the Quarterfinals at the Port Stephens Pro and solidifies her spot on next year's Tour.
The young Central Coaster has beaten his good mate Mikey McDonagh in the Men's Final of the Port Stephens Toyota Pro QS1,000.
The San Clemente, California, native finished the regional year at Soup Bowl with a second Pro Junior win.
A look back at past champions and the history of competitive surfing at Haleiwa.
Plenty of swell expected in the North Pacific, but only short windows of manageable wind.
The men's and women's Big Wave Tour kicks off October 1. Here's everything you need to know.
Meet the Big Wave Tour's youngest competitor.
With the winter season at hand in Hawaii, shaper Jon Pyzel breaks down what everybody's going to be riding when it starts pumping.
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