Kelly Slater (USA) surfed well during the 2014 season, but luck seemed to elude him at every critical stage along the way. Still, the 11-time World Champ didn't appear to lose his surf mojo. This perfect little barrel from The Box in Australia was among the gems.
Australian Adrian Buchan also became a first-time dad in 2014. He happened upon a few perfect waves during the Portugal GoPro Challenge.
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Laura Enever (AUS) never made it past the Quarterfinals in a CT event in 2014. But the Australian natural-footer double-qualified for the 2015 Championship Tour. During the Maui GoPro Challenge, she showed off the consistency that has helped keep her in the game.
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Though Aritz Aranburu (ESP) fell off the tour for 2015, he took full advantage of his time in between heats. This entry from Portugal is one of four he submitted.