In the aftermath of Filipe Toledo's stunning 10-point ride at J-Bay in 2017, pundits and peers pondered how he just changed the game.
Supertubes delivered last year, and the world's best surfers rejoiced.
A look back on an extraordinary event.
Top scores and waves from 2017.
Top 2017 waves from the champ.
Highlights from the leader.
Frederico Morais runs the table against Felipe Toledo in Port Elizabeth.
An epic 2017 showdown in South Africa.
The champ and the contender carve up J-Bay 2017.
Two giants put on a surfing clinic in South Africa.
A not-to-be-missed battle in perfect conditions at the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay.
Carves! Barrels! Buckets! It's the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay.
Barreled! Highlights an early-round epic.
Epic carves light up this showdown at Corona Open J-Bay, 2017.
Early round fireworks in a heated rivalry at the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay.
Two rising titans clash at the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay.
Kolohe & Jaddy get barreled in an early clash at the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay.
Early round fireworks between two perennial Aussies.