Jeremy Flores, Kanoa Igarashi and Josh Kerr unearth buried boards to earn crucial Round One wins.
Fifteen of the world's best surfers with the ability to shape or break the flow of 2017.
Competition heated up as top seeds competed at the final QS event of the year.
He's won the Pipe Masters and Teahupo'o, and despite his 2016 struggles, Europe's most successful pro surfer is just hitting his prime.
We're only into Round Four, and the landscape is already shifting. A look at the impact so far.
With more than a dozen surfers battling over a handful of precious elite-tour seeds, these CT stars are working overtime.
The Hawaiian now controls his World Title fate after Gabriel Medina suffers a Round Three loss in Portugal.
Stop N°12 in Europe this season, Cascais will be the culmination of a year-long trip across Europe for the QS grinders.
The 10-year CT veteran has had a rough year, but he's prepping for a European offensive.
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Joel Parkinson vs. Jeremy Flores
The French surfer's backhand wave won him the heat.
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