Ranked No. 29, Dusty Payne's (HAW) miracle run at CT qualification during the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing was nothing short of legendary. Payne fell off the Tour at the end of 2013 and underwent knee surgery in the summer of 2014. His chances looked slim, but he believes falling off Tour actually helped. Finishing in first place at the Reef Hawaiian Pro and second place at the Vans World Cup of Surfing put him at No. 10 on the QS, just making the cut to re-qualify for the Championship Tour.