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Early Birds Score in Fiji: Surfline Photo Gallery

With a healthy swell marching north through the South Pacific earlier this week a bunch of the world's top women made the wise decision to get to Tavarua early to get some fineuning done before next week's Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro. Courtney Conlogue, Sally Fitzgibbons, Stephanie Gilmore, Carissa Moore, Coco Ho and Bethany Hamilton were among the early arrivals who've been scoring, along with a handful of Tavarua regulars.

Pre-event scoring. Steph Gilmore got a good chance to test her edges at Cloudbreak. The co-leader on the Jeep Leaderboard has one goal in Fiji, to leave it still wearing the yellow jersey. Photo: Scott Winer/Surfline. Surfline / Scott Winer/Surfline

See the full Surfline Photo Gallery Here

The annual event is a favorite of almost every surfer on Tour, so it doesn't take much convincing to get them over there. That said, some had to make the trek out to Cloudbreak from the mainland, given that the resort is usually booked up around this time. The waiting period for the event doesn't start until Sunday, May 28, with most competitors set to check in on Saturday.

Ruling. Courtney Conlogue caught some of the biggest waves of the swell. Surfline / Scott Winer/Surfline

Naturally, the crew at Surfline, the official surf forecaster of the WSL Championship Tour, was all over this one. They've got a beautiful photo gallery from this week's super session starring the world's top women. It's worth checking out.

Tavarua Bethany Hamilton will be returning as the wildcard to this year's Outerknown Fiji Pro. Surfline / Scott Winer/Surfline

Stay tuned for more from Fiji. The Outerknown Fiji Women's Pro waiting period begins on May 28. You can watch the event live on worldsurfleague.com.

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