The injury replacement-turned-tour-addition surged ahead in Round Two to sweep the field.
WSL analysts break down the battle between Erickson and Quizon for a spot in the Quarters.
The Men's Qualifying Series takes center stage as the QS10000 Billabong Pro Cascais gets underway in Portugal.
Take a tour of Guincho, one of the breaks for Portgual's Cascais Women's Pro.
Courtney Conlogue's odds of catching Tyler Wright may be a long shot at this point, but that's what motivates the Californian.
Tatiana Weston-Webb, Courtney Conlogue, and Tyler Wright got busy setting the pace early in Cascais.
The 44-year-old veteran takes out the Australian rookie with the help of his air game.
Filipe Toledo may have one of the smaller and lighter frames on tour but his moves are oversized -- which is why he's a massive threat.
After several years of trying, Kolohe Andino finally made it past Round Three at his home break.
Stuart Kennedy has returned to his early-season form at Lower Trestles, and Mick Fanning is his latest victim.
Brett Simpson was all smiles after eliminating John John Florence in Round Three.
Filipe Toledo wasn't satisfied with his 3rd-place finish at the Hurley Pro in 2015, and he's doing something about it.
The ladies got their first crack at Lower Trestles on Wednesday, and things got interesting in a hurry.
In a near-repeat of their Fiji battle, the Hawaiian had the Jeep leader on the ropes at Trestles, while Nikki Van Dijk took the win.
The Hawaiian earned a 7.50 -- the high score of her heat -- in tricky conditions to take the win.
Whether Teahupo'o is two feet or 20, the nerves are always high at the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
JJF scored more than one near-perfect ride on the opening day of competition.
Join Filipe Toledo's entourage during his journey through the Vans US Open of Surfing, where the Brazilian won for the second time in three
Chris Cote and Rosy Hodge take a closer look at the 17-year-old Australian's approach.
For Adriano de Souza, a life of true meaning involves goals that are big, bold, and specific.
A bevy of CT stars join the Rebel Surf Club grommets to invade The Point at J-Bay.
The WSL desk crew takes us through the best scoring rides of the J-Bay Open so far.
Gabriel Medina's aerial antics carry real risks, as you can see in this slow-mo breakdown of his J-Bay moon shot.
Championship Tour stars tell us the best way to get from here-to-there when the destination is the other side of the planet.
Even an average day at Guincho can see the pros boost major airs, as the top seeds fight for the opportunity to qualify.
The Australian, who is struggling on the CT ranks and could use a QS boost, made an impressive comeback in Round Five.
Both surfers have a lot to gain at the Billabong Pro Cascais, but it was Gudauskas who got to move on to the Quarters.
The Brazilian, who arrived in Portugal at No. 9 on the QS rankings, went big to take the lead off of Connor O'Leary.
Ryan Callinan and Italo Ferreira waited patiently for their scores after their Round Five bout, but it was the Aussie who got the nod.
Bino Lopes moved through to the Quarters with a pair of 7's in an all-Brazilian battle against Hizunome Bettero.
The Brazilian surfer has a long way to go up the rankings to qualify for 2017, but with momentum like this, he might just get there.
Courtney Conlogue commits to a treacherous backhand floater and sticks it for a 9.8 on her way to victory at the Cascais Women's Pro.
The two went blow for blow on their backhands, with CT hopeful Duru getting the better of the exchange with an 8.17.
World N°31 Jeremy Flores Scores an 8.23 for his fast and powerful combo on a medium righthander and takes the lead in Round Four Heat 7.
Connor O'Leary destroys a good right with three big turns for an 8.43 and a Round Four win over Brett Simpson and Tom Whitaker.
The French surfer, who is poised to make the Championship Tour in 2017, is pushing to solidify his chances.
Courtney Conlogue beats Tyler Wright, pushing the World Title race to France.
Courtney Conlogue tightens things up with her latest win, but Tyler Wright still has a tight grip on the yellow jersey.
The CT surfer sliced his way to the highest heat total of Round Three with an 18.03.
CT surfer Matt Banting needs some solid results to keep his spot on tour in 2017, but Gudauskas threw a wrench in the works.
The CT rookie ripped through Round Four of the Billabong Pro at Guincho, taking the win over Italo Ferreira, Keanu Asing, and Torrey