Long pegged for greatness, the young Californian's rise to World No. 4 was not without its struggles.
The second-year Championship Tour surfer from California is making a habit of converting doubters into believers.
The first Italian ever to join the Championship Tour has all the makings of a contender.
A video profile of Maui's incredible homegrown Big Wave World Champ.
After smashing a big-wave record at Pe'ahi, the Hawaiian charger had to be brought back to life in Fiji. Here's his story.
Meet the new face of European surfing.
Laura Enever has taken some hits in 2016, but as the women's CT star proved at the Pe'ahi Challenge, nothing can keep this girl down.
Florence's lead sponsor pays tribute to their star team rider and his first World Championship.
Keanu Asing relishes his role as the underdog.
The French phenom talks about his European roots, and fighting his way to a successful career in pro surfing.
Bianca Buitendag is one of the most beloved personalities on tour for very good reason.
Rachael Tilly started impressing people early, but it was her education in shaping that was most formative for her longboard success.
Australia's Jack Robinson may only be ranked No. 119 on the QS, but he's already leading the pack when it's big and hollow.
His path to the CT was far from ordinary, but Josh Kerr prefers doing things his own way.
The Hawaiian prodigy finally achieves his life-long goal.
Barefoot and homeless at 10; landlocked vagabond at 12; couch surfer at 14. Watch what shaped surfing's latest star.
For Adriano de Souza, a life of true meaning involves goals that are big, bold, and specific.
Touring at 10. Heavily sponsored at 15. CT stardom at 20. Welcome to life under the microscope with grom for life, Kolohe Andino.
Some react to adversity; others respond. Defay's rise up the women's ranks was built on belief, hard work, and some beautiful friends.
Brazil's rising star has surfing roots and passion that run deep.
While his priorities have undoubtedly evolved since falling off the CT, this family man has a lot more surfing left in the tank.
The North Shore's royal surfing family grabs another Sunset Beach win.
The Hawaiian phenom is aiming high this season, but the road to the top has never been tougher.
Stu Kennedy's career nearly ended two years ago, but he wasn't about to give up. This is his story.
After years of knocking on the door of a world championship, Tyler Wright feels more prepared than ever.
2015 was a tough year for the South African, who struggled with injuries that put his career in doubt. Smith discusses his long road back.
Insight into the rookie's rise from Santa Barbara to the Championship Tour.
Learn the secrets behind the board Stuart Kennedy used to beat Kelly Slater, Gabe Medina, and John John Florence at the Quiksilver Pro.
How embracing her most difficult struggles made her stronger than ever.
The story of how the Igarashis put everything behind Kanoa -- and how it paid off.
See what it took for the Brazilian rookie to make it to the big leagues.
Mick Fanning heads back to Alaska to help Wild Ark with their conservation efforts.
An ambitious new film by TGR, years in the making, is promising the untold story.
Inspired by John Florence's historic World Title win, the 11x Champ wants to put a solid season together in 2017.
France's big-wave charger and longboard champion is now close to CT qualification.
Rest in peace Mike Martin, who sadly passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2016.
Facing CT elimination at Pipeline, Brazil's fun-loving ball of fire maintains a deep love and gratitude for his lifestyle.
A dozen years after retiring, the Aussie legend is still ripping, playing some crucial behind-the-scenes roles.
If chasing Titles is a young man's game, tour veteran Joel Parkinson is the image of gratitude and ease with tour life, 16 years in the
Sixteen of the world's best have teamed up with Surfline and Mauli Ola to help fund breast cancer research and prevention efforts.
The South African power-house is back at full force after a painful run of injury-plagued seasons. So could 2017 be his year?
The big Tahitian has quietly assumed a dominant role on the Championship Tour.
Sebastian Zietz has endured plenty of ups and downs over the course of his career, so he's taking this year's incredible ride in stride.
Right now, Courtney Conlogue's favorite color is yellow.
Congratulations Stephanie Gilmore
Congratulations Owen Wright
Congratulations Taylor Jensen
Congratulations Chloe Calmon
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