Local favorite Jake Sylvester was a standout at Mereweather Beach, storming his way through to the latter rounds. The natural-footer's run would eventually come to an end by European Charly Martin in the Round of 16.
Brazilian talent Jesse Mendes would bow out in the Round of 24 at the Burton Toyota Pro, but would do serious damage along the way, eliminating defending event winner and 2012 ASP World Champ Joel Parkinson in the Round of 48.
Five-time ASP World Champion and even favorite Stephanie Gilmore was on-fire throughout the early rounds, but would would be upset by 2014 ASP Top 17 rookie Dimity Stoyle and French standout Maud Le Car in Round 4.
Sage Erickson put together a standout performance at Mereweather, falling just shy of a Final berth with an equal third place result. Erickson's Semifinal finish at the Hunter Ports Women's Classic will help the Californian's cause of rejoining the ASP Top 17 in 2015 exponentially.
Banting would peak in the final, picking up a pair of 9s to top Hedge and secure the Burton Toyota Surfest win. The victory marks his second career QS victory, his last being the Hurley Australian Open in 2012.