It's never too early to be talking about Tahiti...so let's just recap what transpired during last year's incredible event.
Former World Champ Gabriel Medina appeared to find his mojo again at the Corona Open J-Bay.
Medina achieved his best-ever result at the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay with performances like this one.
Gabriel Medina vs. Frederico Morais
Gabriel Medina of Brazil finished equal 3rd in the Corona Open J-Bay after placing second to Frederico Morais of Portugal in Semifinal Heat
Rookie Jack Freestone came from behind to take down the former World Champ and advance to his first CT final.
Another Gabriel boost garnered one more big score, and an even bigger applause.
Jack Freestone vs. Gabriel Medina at Postinho.