The Kauai, Hawaii, competitor made his long-awaited breakthrough with a big win.
The 32-year-old QS warrior found his long-awaited victory and did so in defining fashion.
A decisive day of competition widdled the field down to just eight surfers at the Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro.
The field of 54 is now down to the Quarterfinal match-ups to determine who walks away with 1,000 points.
The righthand reefbreak of Rangiroa provided plenty of opening day splendor for the Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro QS 1,000.
The surfers have arrived and the stage is set for opening day, March 4, at the Air Tahiiti Rangiroa Pro and Tereva David has the insight.
The Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro and Papara Pro Open Tahiti are back starting next week in some of the world's most beautiful locations.
One of the men's Qualifying Series (QS) most appeasing breaks around the world is back March 4 - 8 at Rangiroa, Tahiti.
Immaculate conditions graced finals day of the Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro.
Two perfect 10's and multiple excellent 9-point rides kicked off the first day of the Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro.