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.
Rachael Tilly started impressing people early, but it was her education in shaping that was most formative for her longboard success.
Bianca Buitendag is one of the most beloved personalities on tour for very good reason.
Touring at 10. Heavily sponsored at 15. CT stardom at 20. Welcome to life under the microscope with grom for life, Kolohe Andino.
While his priorities have undoubtedly evolved since falling off the CT, this family man has a lot more surfing left in the tank.
Some react to adversity; others respond. Defay's rise up the women's ranks was built on belief, hard work, and some beautiful friends.
The Hawaiian phenom is aiming high this season, but the road to the top has never been tougher.
His path to the CT was far from ordinary, but Josh Kerr prefers doing things his own way.
Sebastian Zietz has endured plenty of ups and downs over the course of his career, so he's taking this year's incredible ride in stride.
For Adriano de Souza, a life of true meaning involves goals that are big, bold, and specific.
Barefoot and homeless at 10; landlocked vagabond at 12; couch surfer at 14. Watch what shaped surfing's latest star.
Brazil's rising star has surfing roots and passion that run deep.
Right now, Courtney Conlogue's favorite color is yellow.
2015 was a tough year for the South African, who struggled with injuries that put his career in doubt. Smith discusses his long road back.
Learn the secrets behind the board Stuart Kennedy used to beat Kelly Slater, Gabe Medina, and John John Florence at the Quiksilver Pro.
After years of knocking on the door of a world championship, Tyler Wright feels more prepared than ever.
A reinvigorated Tyler Wright talks about life in yellow.
See what it took for the Brazilian rookie to make it to the big leagues.
Stu Kennedy's career nearly ended two years ago, but he wasn't about to give up. This is his story.
Igarashi made good on some big dreams last year at the Vans US Open. But his road to the big leagues was anything but easy.
Insight into the rookie's rise from Santa Barbara to the Championship Tour.