Top surfers are among millions taking flight this time as massive, back-to-back hurricanes bear down on the region.
The Hawaiian's best moment at the Puerto Escondido Challenge couldn't have come at a better time.
Damien Hobgood of the USA places fifth in heat 4 round one during the 2017 wsl puerto escondido challenge
Jamie Mitchell vs. Joao De Macedo vs. Francisco Porcella vs. Damien Hobgood vs. Rogercin Ramirez vs. Oscar Moncada
Damien Hobgood of USA during the freesurfing session, Puerto Escondido Sunday July 30
Damien Hobgood dropping in during the freesurfing session, Puerto Escondido Sunday July 30
The former Championship Tour star is teaching young upstarts the finer parts of surf travel early on in their careers.
Another star-studded field will head to Bali for a Padang Padang barrel-riding bonanza this summer.
Observations from a big-wave event that sent shockwaves around the world.