Is this the most competitive season in decades?
Local talent Rio Waida won the event in pumping conditions at Watu Karung.
Will Ethan Ewing's first CT heat win mark a turning point?
The South African surfer is having a breakout summer on the QS. Could the Championship Tour be next?
Courtney Conlogue and Sage Erickson are heating up the unofficial California leg of women's pro surfing.
As struggling Championship Tour surfers hedge their bets, the pressure is spiking on the Qualifying Series.
Past winners and fresh faces ready to compete for 2017 victories.
The former World Champion puts John John's tube-riding technique under the microscope.
The longtime Championship Tour photographer gives his thoughts on some of his classic images from this year.
Huge scores and high drama on finals day to crown the 2017 event champions in front of capacity crowds.
The Indonesian up-and-comer wins at Watu Karung on a day dominated by youngsters.
The trio have all had breakout results and look set for the Championship Tour in 2018.
After her first-ever Championship Tour win, Sage Erickson is ready to enter the next competitive realm.
Each year the Vans Pro Men's QS 3,000 brings in an array of both rising and seasoned talent -- see who's in this year.
An exciting night of surfing in Anglet culminated with Team Rip Curl taking top honors and wildcards into the main event.
When it comes to the rules of engagement, Medina's a warrior of old order, and most of the time it serves him well.
Seven events. Seven winners. And then there's Gabe Medina. The Championship Tour race has not been this wide open since 1992.
Meet Tom Lowe, the latest Brit to make a huge push in the big-wave arena.
Just in case you were wondering what it's like to sit in the Teahupo'o channel during the final day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
The Aussie legend edges Rob Machado to win the dreamy Four Seasons specialty event for the second year in a row.
The Aussie leaps into the World Title race with a gutsy win over Medina, while Jordy Smith claims Jeep Leaders' Jersey.
Competitors dealt solid conditions in the opening day of Indo's newest Qualifying Series event.
After years of anguish and injuries, South Africa's big man is finally back where he belongs.
For the second time in his career, the Oahu native won the Billabong Pro's other coveted award.
Small surf to launch the opening rounds of competition at the Caraïbos Lacanau Pro.
The Australian saves his best for last in Tahiti, snagging two 9-point rides in the final five minutes to nab the victory.
The former World Champion is slowly and steadily working his way up the Jeep Leaderboard.
The South African is the new ratings leader after his huge win over John John Florence at Teahupo'o.
The seventh winner of the season is crowned at the Billabong Pro Tahiti as the title race heats up.
The Australian is enjoying a mid-season tear in 2017, with no signs of slowing down.
The Californian just snapped out of mid-season slump in Tahiti with a solid Semifinal finish.
Taj Burrow strikes back with a win over Rob Machado on Day 2 of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy.
Wilko's Round Five loss to Wiggolly Dantas proves costly at the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
The Top 4 World Title contenders moved toward finals day at the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
The frontrunners are still on fire at Teahupo'o, where competition will wrap Sunday.
The reigning World Champ earned a solid Round Three win over Nat Young with his usual brilliance.
The Australian proved once again just how dangerous he can be at Teahupo'o by eliminating Mick Fanning.
Despite only catching two waves the entire heat, Owen Wright earned a win over rookie Ian Gouveia.
The former champ was 30 seconds away from elimination before turning the heat in Round Three.
The Californian looked sharp during his Round Three win against the Tahitian hero.
A great day of longboarding culminates with an incredible performance from France's Delpero and Dupont.
Jeremy Flores defeats Leonardo Fioravanti in the highest-scoring heat of Round Two in Tahiti.
The Californian was spitting blood after meeting the reef, but it didn't stop him.
Filipe Toledo's Teahupo'o troubles continue, while Jordy Smith and Owen Wright survive Round Two scares.
Opening Day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti came with its fair share of nail-biter moments.
There's no such thing as an average warm-up session on the Championship Tour.
Fans were treated to a number of tight clashes, top seed stumbles and one notable upset on Day One of the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
World Champ John John Florence dominates his Round One matchup, posts second highest total heat score of the round.
The Australian rookie got his long-awaited first CT heat win at the expense of Filipe Toledo.
The Brazilian took the heat lead off of Owen Wright -- and won his Round One heat -- with this wave at Teahupo'o.
It's On! Round 1 - Heat 1
Congratulations Rio Waida
Congratulations, Julian Wilson
It's On! Round 1 - Heat 4
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