As the halfway mark approaches, let's examine four key season-defining facts.
A collection of outstanding images from Stop No. 5 of the WSL Championship Tour.
In the final heat of the day, Italo Ferreira is able to narrowly escape with a win against Gabriel Medina during Round Three in Fiji.
Defending event champion Gabriel Medina of Brazil finished equal 13th in the Outerknown Fiji Pro after being defeated by close friend Italo
Owen Wright vs. Gabriel Medina
A last-second exchange leads to a crucial decision from the judges.
Gabriel Medina vs. Kelly Slater
Gabriel Medina battled until the very end of Round Three Heat 4, but came up just shy against his old friend.
Gabriel Medina vs. Italo Ferreira