South African Jordy Smith put his powerful forehand attack to good use at Sunset Beach on Sunday, claiming victory at the Vans World Cup for the first time in his career. And while Smith's win was impressive and well deserved, the subplots at Sunset were plentiful, with more than a half-dozen surfers vying for spots on next year's Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.
The Top 10 wasn't decided until the final buzzer sounded, as California's Tanner Gudauskas was making a last-ditch effort. Gudauskas came up just shy, while surfers like Jadson Andre and Jack Freestone snuck into the Top 10. Watch the Post Show for the full breakdown.