After reclaiming the No. 1 spot on the rankings, her advice to young surfers? "Have fun, because this is a hell of a life."
Stephanie Gilmore, Lakey Peterson and Tatiana Weston-Webb dominate Finals day in South Africa.
The six-time World Champ digs in for an 8.17, advancing to the Final over an in-form Tatiana Weston-Webb.
The world's best surfers tame the break south of the Pier at Surf City, USA.
The North Shore native pulled the huge upset on her final wave of the Quarterfinal.
In a massive upset, the North Shore native took down World Champ Tyler Wright in the Quarterfinals of the US Open.
The Californian gets the better of Frenchwoman Pauline Ado in their opening Quarterfinal exchange.
All the top action from an exciting Day 4 at the Vans US Open of Surfing.
The Brazilian-born, Kauai-raised surfer squeezed the life out of HB in the Semis to put a solid score up, and win the heat.
With a huge win over Courtney Conlogue in the Semifinals, Sage Erickson is now up where many believe she belongs.
Sage Erickson puts up a solid number in Heat 2 of the Semifinals against Courtney Conlogue.
J. Defay vs. S. Fitzgibbons vs. S. Erickson
N. Pallet vs. S. Lima vs. B. Macaulay
L. Peterson vs. M. Manuel vs. B. Buitendag
S. Gilmore vs. N. Van Dijk vs. M. Callaghan
T. Weston-Webb vs. K. Andrew vs. C. Conlogue
C. Moore vs. C. Marks vs. C. Ho
C. Ho vs. S. Fitzgibbons
N. Pallet vs. L. Peterson
J. Smith vs. F. Morais vs. M. February
M. Bourez vs. S. Zietz vs. I. Gouveia
I. Ferreira vs. K. Igarashi vs. K. Slater
G. Medina vs. T. Hermes vs. M. Pupo
F. Toledo vs. M. Wilkinson vs. W. Dantas
J. Wilson vs. J. Parkinson vs. M. McGillivray
W. Cardoso vs. E. Lau vs. K. Asing
O. Wright vs. C. Coffin vs. J. Duru
A penchant for winning. And bread.
Breakfast tips from the champ. Duly noted!
He married an MMA fighter; no sparring in the House Asing for sure.
The chill, hipster, yoga guru of the women's Tour also digs her homeland's bread
Not to be mistaken with Matt Wilkinson...
Cruisy most of the time. She also Skypes her dog. Awesome!
From his favorite place to his favorite food, see some of what the South African surfer loves -- and loathes.
Her spirit animal is the tiger, and it's no surprise.
On the biggest swell to hit Indonesia in years, Jack Robinson won the 2018 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang in treacherous tubes.
Jack Entwistle and Georgia Young earned one of the region's most prestigious trophies at the 21st annual Whalebone Longboard Classic.
On the third day of the men's Corona Open J-Bay, Conner Coffin eliminated the Tour veteran in Round 4 as the draw continues to thin.
Behold, the high-flying Brasilian's remarkable journey to the Final at the Corona Open J-Bay.
Top action from an eventful finals day at Uluwatu.
The Longboard Pro Biarritz crowns its inaugural champions on a picture-perfect Sunday in the Basque country.
Italo Ferreira and Lakey Peterson are both ranked No.1 on the Jeep Leaderboard after winning the first-ever Corona Bali Protected.
Italo Ferreira earns an 8.6 to move onto the Semifinals of the Corona Bali Protected.
Here are a few things you might have missed at the Corona Bali Protected.
Between Filipe Toledo's perfect 10 and Wade Carmichael's steady rise, there was no shortage of drama at this year's Oi Rio Pro.
As expected, there was a fair amount of backstage chatter going on during Finals day at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
The world's best wake up before the sun to get a chilly freesurf in before the start of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
John John Florence and Kolohe Andino reflect after the famous Snapper Rocks fall that was (thankfully) caught on video.
When Pipe gets huge, even the world's best have reservations about paddling out. Go behind the scenes at the Volcom Pipe Pro.
Hawaii's coolest contest for kids is in its 23rd year thanks to former Championship Tour star and current big-wave legend Shane Dorian.
Pro surfing fans at Pipeline are as passionate as they come.
Follow WSL's Felipe Marcondes as he covers 2018 Gold Coast.
Behind-the-scenes look at the athletes and early rounds of the 2018 Gold Coast event.
Felipe Marcondes hangs with Italo Ferreira during 2018 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
It's finals day, and the production crew sets up in Kirra. Subtitled.
Let's hit the town! There's a music festival, waves caught, koalas, and brain-freezes. Subtitled.
Take a tour of WSL headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Yew! Subtitled.
Checking in at Lost Surfboards in San Clemente. Subtitled.
Behind the scenes at Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. Subtitled.
Panda earns a 6.37 against Keanu Asing and Ezekiel Lau to earn a Round 1 heat win at the Corona Open J-Bay.
The Australian powers through his heat against Jeremy Flores earning an 8.57 to move onto Round 4 at the Corona Open J-Bay.
The Californian eliminates wildcard standout Mikey Wright with a 17.70 heat total in Round 3 of the Corona Open J-Bay.
The Brasilian rookie known as "Panda" (after Kung Fu Panda, that is), scored an 8.07 for this lead-footed backhand attack.
The Brazilian's path to the Championship Tour was anything but easy.
The wildcard stepped it up again, earning an 8.20 on his closing wave to take a Round 4 heat win in Bali.
In a huge coup for the rookie, he took down fellow Brasilian Italo Ferreira, the current World No. 1, in Round 3 with his power game.
The Brasilian rookie defeated Tour veteran Owen Wright in a big upset at the Corona Bali Protected.
Robo may only be ranked No. 56 on the QS but he's leading the pack when things get heavy, which he proved this week at the Rip Curl Cup.
This Australian rookie has been one of the biggest surprises this season...but he shouldn't be.
Tour stars open up about the high-flying Brazilian and his impact.
The battle-tested Brazilian has been betting big on himself for years...and he's not done.
With his powerful brand of surfing and genuine aloha spirit Zeke Lau is a welcome addition to the Championship Tour.
Long pegged for greatness, the young Californian's rise to World No. 4 was not without its struggles.
The first Italian ever to join the Championship Tour has all the makings of a contender.
Laura Enever has taken some hits in 2016, but as the women's CT star proved at the Pe'ahi Challenge, nothing can keep this girl down.
Fan voting - best heats of the year 2014 WSL awards - hi res
The 2016 season opens with some solid surfing from the world's best.
The one-hour, narrated version of a classic WSL event.
Rotations and airs dominate the scorecards in Rio.
Mid-season, and the world's best face off against the mythic wave known at Cloudbreak.
The Tour pulls into Surf City, USA for an absolute classic women's surfing event.
The remarkable and menacing Teahupo'o is the ultimate surfing challenge.