After a year of waiting, the Championship Tour just made its triumphant return. With a historic Maui Pro presented by ROXY at Pipeline victory from Tyler Wright and John John Florence's first Billabong Pipe Masters presented by Hydro Flask win, there was no shortage of inspiring, jaw-dropping moments from the Seven Mile Miracle. Here are a handful of our favorites:

The Women Charged Heavy Pipeline

After being thrust into a new venue for competition, the Championship Tour women put on the jersey for the first time at Banzai Pipeline. In homage to the women that came before them, they charged waves of consequence and showed that they are more than capable of competing on one of surfing's most iconic stages.

PIPELINE, HI - DECEMBER 20: Tatiana Weston-Webb of Brazil placed second in semifinal heat 2 of the Maui Pro presented by ROXY at Pipeline and is eliminated from competition on December 20, 2020 in Oahu, Hawaii. (Photo by Keoki Saguibo/World Surf League via Getty Images) Splitting peaks and making history, Tatiana Weston-Webb and Carissa Moore at Pipeline. - WSL / Keoki Saguibo

The Timelessness Of Kelly Slater

Slater said it himself, to be 48 and to make it to the Semifinals, surfing against the top three men in the world right now, is a statement in and of itself. And he continues to show the world that he defies age with his agile barrel riding skills and exemplary competitive strategy.

PIPELINE, HI - DECEMBER 20: 11-time WSL Champion Kelly Slater of the United States placed second in semifinal heata 1 of the Billabong Pipe Masters Presented by Hyro Flask and is eliminated from competition on December 20, 2020 in Oahu, Hawaii. (Photo by Tony Heff/World Surf League via Getty Images) 'I hurt myself mountain biking last week, then I did something to my heel three nights ago at Pipeline,' Slater explained after Heat 4 in the Round of 16. 'I'm having a little trouble walking, but I can surf okay, I didn't notice it too much when I surfed.' - WSL / Tony Heff

Ferreira Pushes Through

Italo Ferreira pushed through a head and hip injury sustained during his Quarterfinal, eventually competing against Gabriel Medina in the Semifinals, a rematch of last year's Pipe Final. Medina got him back and took the win, but Ferreira's true grit and determination are reasons why he was in the yellow jersey going into the start of the event.

PIPELINE, HI - DECEMBER 20: WSL Champion Italo Ferreira of Brazil placed second in semifinal heat 2 of the Billabong Pipe Masters Presented by Hyro Flask and is eliminated from competition on December 20, 2020 in Oahu, Hawaii. (Photo by Tony Heff/World Surf League via Getty Images) In a lot of pain after a wipeout earlier in the day, Ferreira strapped on a flotation vest and still gave his Semifinal clash with Medina his all. - WSL / Tony Heff

Wright And Moore Are The First CT Women Pipe Finalists

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore stand on the podium for the Maui Pro presented by ROXY at Pipeline, the first time a women's Championship Tour event took place at the infamous wave. Hopefully this is a sign of more big things to come in the future.

Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore 'I feel incredibly lucky to be here,' said Wright. 'I think we wouldn't be here without the women that came before us to pave the way, and today we are really standing on the shoulders of giants, I feel incredibly privileged to be here in the position that I am in.' - WSL / Keoki Saguibo

John John Florence Wins His First Pipe Masters

Florence, winner of the 2021 Billabong Pipe Masters presented by Hydro Flask, walks up the beach carrying the Hawaiian flag with his head hanging in humility. The win by the North Shore local brought home the prestigious title back to Hawaii since Andy Irons in 2006.

JJF 'The Pipe Masters for me is the biggest event on the Tour,' said Florence. 'I've grown up watching my heroes surf this event and win the world titles out there. Everyone who surfs pipe has their own little relationship with that wave, and so to be able to win a competition out there is a big feat. For me, it's one of my biggest goals.' - WSL / Brady Lawrence

Tyler Wright Turns The Tables

Winner of the Maui Pro presented by ROXY at Pipeline Tyler Wright goes for a massive turn on her forehand during the finals against Carissa Moore, taking the yellow jersey back since her World Title in 2017. The women have come a long way and there is more work to be done.

PIPELINE, HI - DECEMBER 20: Two-time WSL Champion Tyler Wright of Australia is the winner of the Maui Pro presented by ROXY at Pipeline after taking victory in the final on December 20, 2020 in Oahu, Hawaii. (Photo by Tony Heff/World Surf League via Getty Images) 2X World Champion Tyler Wright wins the Maui Pro presented by ROXY at Pipeline. - WSL / Tony Heff
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