Fifteen of the world's best surfers with the ability to shape or break the flow of 2017.
The plot thickens for CT competitors on the bubble, as Kanoa Igarashi and Jadson Andre strive to double-qualify.
While Jordy Smith took top honors at the Vans World Cup, the battle to make the qualification cut was the tightest ever.
The Brazilian CT vet makes a huge last-minute push at the Vans World Cup to secure his spot on the 2017 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.
Competition heated up as top seeds competed at the final QS event of the year.
The QS rankings were decimated Saturday as five of the Top 10 fell, leaving a handful of dreamers with hope heading into the finals.
The new World Champion thrilled his hometown fans with a fresh victory at Haleiwa.
We're only into Round Four, and the landscape is already shifting. A look at the impact so far.
Requalifying for the Championship Tour in in Hawaii is a tall order, especially if Pipeline is your only avenue to the Top 22.
Facing CT elimination at Pipeline, Brazil's fun-loving ball of fire maintains a deep love and gratitude for his lifestyle.
With an opportunity to gain ground on Jeep Leader John John Florence, the South African digs deep to get past the Brazilian.
Jordy Smith vs. Jadson Andre
The Brazilian, who famously requalified for the CT this year by the skin of his teeth in Hawaii, made it through the do-or-die second round.
heat recap: jordy vs jadson R3