The QS1,000 event opened with solid conditions and a frothing field of competitors, from Taj Burrow to Dean Morrison.
Photo editor Kirstin Scholtz scoured the WSL archives to unearth some milestone moments from the Quik Pro Gold Coast.
Dean "Dingo" Morrison paddles into a ginormous right but gets hung up in the wind and takes the drop boardless and backwards at Jaws.
Maui's behemoth made a meal out of its takers on Wednesday
Check out who took home top honors.
See the photographer nomination for Dean Morrison's serious tube time at The Right.