During this year's incredible Fiji Pro and Fiji Women's Pro, the Fiji GoPro Challenge was taking place behind the scenes, with a packed field of more than 30 entries. Amid a flurry of entries from the world's best surfers wildcard Tevita Gukilau topped them all.
Gukilau's win earns him $10,000 and a good chunk of surf cinema prestige.
A panel of five judges -- three from the WSL staff and two from GoPro -- judged submissions, taking into account cinematography, degree of difficulty of shooting, perspective and overall beauty and lighting, each requirement holding equal weight. Tevita's video clearly ticked all the boxes, and then some.
The GoPro Challenge asks competing World Surf League (WSL) athletes to submit their own GoPro videos from the competition venue and surrounding areas, with clips accepted starting two days prior to the contest window and no later than the conclusion of the event. The Challenge in Fiji was the first GoPro contest of the 2016 season and it did not fail to impress.
Want to know how to shoot winning clips? Check out this tutorial.
Tevita's competition was tough. Here are some of the other popular submission from the kickoff event: