Sunday, May 18, 2014
Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014
This year's Top 17 will converge on Tavarua for the first time since 2006 for stop 5 of 10 of the Women's World Championship Tour.
Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) was a semifinalist at the 2006 Roxy Pro, the last time the women's event was held in Fiji.
Chelsea Georgeson (AUS) finds a perfect barrel in the 2005 Roxy Fiji Pro.
Layne Beachley (AUS) at the 2006 Roxy Pro.
Sofia Mulanovich (PER) won back-to-back titles in Fiji in 2004 and 2005.
The Fiji locals take pride in their traditions. Beachley at the opening ceremonies of the Fiji Pro in 2001.
The heavy water comes down hard at Cloudbreak and Restaurants. Serena Brooke (AUS) with a broken board in 2006.
Heather Clark commits in 2005.
Then-rookie Silvana Lima (BRA) finished equal fifth at the Roxy Pro.
Georgeson catching a tremendous wave at Cloudbreak in 2005.
Georgeson was the reigning ASP World Champion heading into the 2006 Fiji.
Beachley finished runner up in 2006 in a repeat of the Roxy Pro that year.
Keala Kennelly (HAW) threw caution to the wind, catching some of the biggest waves that thundered through the lineup at Cloudbreak in 2005.
Kennelly getting into prime position in 2006.
Lima continued to put on a good performance in Fiji in 2006.
Spectators checking out the heated competition.
Laurina McGrath (AUS) on a deep tube ride in 2004.
Mulanovich en route to her first Fiji title in 2004.
Runner up Rochelle Ballard (USA) and newly crowned Roxy Pro champion Mulanovich celebrate their victory at the Roxy Pro at Tavarua Island, Fiji in 2004.
Ballard scored one of the biggest tube rides ever ridden by a woman at Cloudbreak in epic 6-10 foot (2-3 meters) waves.
Rosy Hodge (ZAF) at the Kava Ceremony in 2005.
Mulanovich after taking her second title in Fiji in 2005.
Mulanovich came out firing for a three-pete in 2006.
Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS) became the second two-time Fiji title holder when she reigned victorious in 2006.