From the massive upsets to the long lull in waves; from airborne trickery to mind-blowing maneuvers, the Roxy Pro and Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast contests had it all -- and then some. Now, U.S. fans can savor the best of the action with World of X Games ABC Saturday March 28 at 3 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.
The first stop on the Samsung Galaxy Champion Tour, the Gold Coast saw a mix of surprising early eliminations, the rise of the Tour's young guns and the return of power-house surfer Silvana Lima (BRA) to the Top 17. She wowed the crowd with an air-reverse and earned the first perfect score of the year for the effort. While Lima ultimately fell to her longtime rival, reigning World Champ Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), her presence in the mix was unmistakable.
On the men's side it was another Brazilian -- progressive wunderkind Filipe Toledo -- who stole the show. In an epic Final against Australian Julian Wilson, the pair went blow-for-blow, racking up three 9-point waves and one perfect 10 between them.