In the end, it was a battle of former Championship Tour powerhouses: Aranburu vs. Aussie Nathan Hedge.
One award in Tahiti is coveted more than any other.
These five incredible talents are desperate to bring home the Billabong Pro Tahiti trophy.
Delving a little deeper into the current World No. 6
Hawaii Youth Surfing Development Organization hosted their first annual benefit Saturday in Haleiwa, Oahu.
After jumping at a last-minute invite to the Pe'ahi Challenge, this spark from Western Oz was ignited.
The importance of wealth management in the hands of atheltes
The trials and triumphs of young love on surfing's grind tour
Keala Kennelly from Hanalei, Hawaii, is a hard-charging big wave legend, who never backs down when it gets big and serious.
Porcella is part of the subtle rise of the Italian surfer, and his exploits over the last 12 months have been nothing short of legendary.
The Hawaiian waterman Kai Lenny has shown the world what can be done in big surf and is set to raise the bar again going forward.
The two times Pe'ahi Challenge winner Billy Kemper is undoubtedly in the running for a Surfline performance Of The Year Award
Hawaiian all-rounder Kai Lenny and his Pe'ahi entry for the 2017 TAG Heuer Biggest Wave category.
Teens get CPR certified thanks to Volcom and Kelly Slater
Harrer wins the Wahine Pipe Pro in proper 4-6ft. barrels
The sixteen-year-old Oahu native wins Pipe Pro Junior in perfect 6-8 foot surf.
Mamiya wins in barreling Pipe perfection while Runner Up McGill nabs a perfect 10
This is the phenom's competitive debut for 2017
Tefaafana, Stone and Fierro take maiden wins, Mamiya syncs up second Pro Jr. win
Tahutini went against Michel Demont (PYF) in the Tama He'e Classic Men's Longboard