It's On! Round 5 - Heat 2
And that's good news for the future of surfing in Australia.
After much anticipation, the world's best kicked off the 2018 Grandstand Sports Clinic Women's Pro in Newcastle.
The Portuguese big-wave surfer took a hit to his head during the Nazaré Challenge. For him, it was simply an occupational hazard.
The 20-year-old Australian has just won back-to-back events on the Qualifying Series, and he's ready for more.
The Volcom Pipe Pro winner shot to No. 1 on the Qualifying Series. Although illness sidelined him this week, he's still savoring success.
After an injury sidelined her for nearly half of last season, 2018 could be her time to join the Tour's top tier.
With a big swell and huge events ahead, the 2018 CT season is about to begin Down Under, complete with nervous energy.
Culburra Boardriders Club wins the battle in Newcastle and becomes the top club in Australia.
Watch the profile of the Portuguese powerhouse, who was one of the biggest surprises of 2017.
The world's best will kick off the 2018 Championship Tour season on Australia's Gold Coast. But first: getting gear dialed.
Inside the proudest competition in Australian club surfing.
That's reason enough to watch the latest Occ-Cast starring two of surfing's most popular World Champs...but there's more.
CT stars warm up for the 2018 season at the men's and women's Qualifying Series events, worth 6,000 rankings points each.
The Florida native already qualified for the 2018 elite Tour, at just 15. Wednesday, she hit another milestone. (Hint: It's her birthday.)
The newly minted winner of the Nazaré Challenge on topping the field, managing a relationship on the road, and what's next.
On the annual day dedicated to the 3x World Champ, enduring memories.
The surfer known as Mineirinho has a lot to celebrate before the new season kicks off. Happy birthday to the humble warrior.
With his runner-up finish at Nazaré, the Maui native has overtaken his friend Kai Lenny in the race for the Big Wave Tour world title.
The first to formally surf for Japan on the Championship Tour, the 20-year-old hopes to surf for his home country in the 2020 Olympics.
The torch is officially passed as a 22-year-old from Brazil wins at one of the toughest waves in the world.
Baker wins his second QS 1,000 in a week, while Wawn backs up her 2016 Great Lakes victory with another in 2018.
The ruthless Portuguese wave was more unruly than usual Saturday at the Nazaré Challenge. Here's how a few of the competitors fared.
The two-time Pe'ahi Challenge winner brought his skills from the Hawaiian tropics to the chilly waters of Portugal.
Just getting to a big-wave event is half the fun. See what it's like to pack, prep, and cross the globe -- all in under 72 hours.
Understanding one of the world's most intimidating and complex big-wave locations.
Competitors attempt to stay calm as they prepare for the second-ever Nazaré Challenge in Portugal.
These five, who are slated to compete in the contest February 10, know the massive wave better than most.
Recognizing this inspirational woman (and soon-to-be mother of two) on her birthday.
Happy birthday to the 2018 Championship Tour rookie, who's turning 32.
Golf Digest honored the GOAT with the annual award in honor of Arnold Palmer, which highlights philanthropic work.
The 2018 contest delivered historic conditions and a down-to-the-wire ending that had fans on their feet.
Gabriel Medina's youngest sister, Sophia, continues the family legacy and wins the 2018 Rip Curl Grom Search Brazil.
Rich Porta transitions into developmental role for WSL.
When Pipe gets huge, even the world's best have reservations about paddling out. Go behind the scenes at the Volcom Pipe Pro.
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Feb 23, 2018
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