Monday, March 17, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Besides the judges tower, the locker room is the most restricted area at a WCT event. So what goes on inside the inner sanctum? We take a look...
Everything from sex wax to sunblock, a favourite pair of shades to a couple of magic sticks.
There's much excitement from returning veterans like Sally Fitzgibbons.
Nonchalance from Mr Reynolds.
Kolohe Andino knows the drill.
It's a place where wildcards try to look bigger than they are.
The locker room is a good escape from the public eye, Raoni Monteiro siezes an apportunity to relax and cool down..
Adam Melling and his coach getting loose.
Dad Dino Andino keeping everyone in check.
What else would you expect from the fit and focussed Bede Durbidge?
Jordy Smith and Kolohe Andino treading the rumour mill.
Travis Logie accepting help from an older scholar Tom Carroll.
11X ASP World Champion Kelly Slater pensive as he prepares his quiver.
Brett Simpson reflects.
Support crews come in all sizes, for Josh Kerr it's his daughter Sierra and team manager Ryan Bautiste.
Two tour veterans CJ Hobgood and Joel Parkinson compare notes.
Women's World Tour rookie Nikki Van Dijk needs a little music to get her going.
Courtney Conlogue stretches it out.
Mick Fanning sandpapering his fin edges to ensure maximum speed by reducing fin hum.
Stephanie Gilmore picking just the right board.
Kelly Slater's pre heat knuckle pound ritual with his crew Steve Sherman and Team manager Stephen Bell.
Taj Burrow catches a few Zzzzz's.
Joel Parkinson dreaming big.
While Jordy Smith wears defeat.
Adriano De Souza finds a quiet corner.
Roxy Pro Finalists Bianca Buitendag and Stephanie Gilmore ignore the elephant in the room.
Sportsmanship extends into the locker room as heat winner Joel Parkinson congratulates his opponent Miguel Pupo on a great quarter final performance.
Gabriel Medina taking a quiet moment before going on to become the first goofy-footer to win the Quiksilver Pro since Mick Lowe in 2004.
Gabriel Medina's stepfather like a shadow, even in the locker room.
Gabriel Medina waiting for his name to be called before proclaiming his semifinal victory over Taj Burrow as Kelly Slater watches in anticipation.
2014 Quiksilver Pro Champion Gabriel Medina says 'thanks for watching!'