Target Maui Pro

GoPro Challenge: Maui

Starting Saturday at the Target Maui Pro, the world's best surfers will have more than a World Championship Title at stake: The Top 17 can compete in the final ASP GoPro Challenge of the season. As the women take on the break at Honolulu Bay for the first time in six year, they'll have a chance to capture it in all its glory for cash and cinematic bragging rights.

Target Maui Pro Trailer
The women's World Championship Tour heads to Hawaii for the final event of the season.

The Challenge asks competing ASP pros to submit their own GoPro videos from the competition venue starting two days prior to the contest window and no later than the conclusion of the event. The winner at each stop scores US$15,000 if the clip was captured during official WCT competition and US$10,000 if it's from a freesurf during the contest window. In every case, it's the shooter who wins and not the subject -- whether the camera is hand-held, on a board, or elsewhere.

The winning video will be selected by a panel of five judges -- three ASP staffers and two judges from GoPro -- based on cinematography, degree of difficulty of shooting, perspective and overall beauty and lighting. Each requirement holds equal weight.

The Challenge has already awarded US$40,000 to its four champs. The Hawaiian edition is the last edition of a five-part series which has included Margaret River, Fiji, Tahiti and Portugal.

The ASP GoPro Challenge submissions window opens November 20 and closes at the end of the event, which could run until December 6.

2014 ASP GoPro Challenge Winners

Margaret River

Josh Kerr's winning GoPro video from Margaret River
How good was Josh Kerr's barrel at The Box? The answer is on C.J. Hobgood's face.

The ASP GoPro Challenge debuted at Margaret River with 25 submissions. Judges selected one of two from Josh Kerr (AUS). Each of his videos showcased maneuvers from The Box that looked almost effortless. Kerr won US$10,000, the first cash pot of the series.

Fiji Pro and Fiji Women's Pro

Tatiana Weston-Webb's winning GoPro Challenge video from Fiji
Women's Fiji Pro wildcard Tatiana Weston-Webb locks into a Cloudbreak barrel, fighting through a few sections before getting clipped.

The next stop for the ASP GoPro Challenge was Cloudbreak, Fiji's iconic lefthander. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), replacement surfer for the ASP Top 17, made it to Round 4 of the Fiji Women's Pro, but a crazy Cloudbreak tube during the event's expression session topped all other submissions.

Billabong Pro Tahiti

Young's Winning ASP GoPro Challenge Submission
WCT sophomore Nat Young takes off on a drainer running toward Tahitian peaks.

As if it couldn't get any better than surfing epic, triple-overhead barrels with one other person and water patrol, Nat Young (USA) won the Billabong Pro Tahiti edition of the ASP GoPro Challenge.

Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Melling's Winning Submission
A low-light barrel gives Adam Melling the vision in vibrant yellows and oranges.

Adam Melling (AUS) finished fifth at Stop No. 10 on the elite Tout but scored big without the jersey: His GoPro clip of a perfect sunset barrel won the Portugal edition of the ASP GoPro Challenge.

Check out all the clips from the ASP GoPro Challenge.