Hero's welcome for the second-ever Portuguese surfer to make it to the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.
Slater and CT rookies excel, while Asing and Otton fall off the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.
After back-to-back runner-up finishes in Hawaii, this Portuguese powerhouse just qualified for the 2017 CT and topped the Triple Crown
Smith wins the second event of the Vans Triple Crown
While Jordy Smith took top honors at the Vans World Cup, the battle to make the qualification cut was the tightest ever.
Competition heated up as top seeds competed at the final QS event of the year.
Day 2 of the Vans World Cup saw immaculate conditions at Sunset Beach.
Sunset Beach delivered on Day 1 of the Vans World Cup
Florence has the lead on the Vans Triple Crown title while 18-year-old Griffin Colapinto is ahead of Rookie of the Year.
Based on what we've seen so far at the Hawaiian Pro, here's how internal pollsters are viewing the Vans Triple Crown.
Florence is hopeful for a successful year-ending on home turf.
With more than a dozen surfers battling over a handful of precious elite-tour seeds, these CT stars are working overtime.
WSL Hawaii opens up their first headquarters in Haleiwa, just in time for the 2016 surf season.