Tim Bonython
Wave of the Day: Dean Morrison in the belly of the beast

In the most highly anticipated matchup of the day, John John Florence was explosive in his win over 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater and World No.1 Gabriel Medina. John John secured the victory when he dished up a monster frontside 360 aerial, scoring a Perfect 10, the the first of the 2014 season.

The Rip Curl Pro was treated to classic conditions at the world renowned right-hand reef break today.

John Clark
Wave of the Day: Matt Dunsmore lining up a glorious Easter barrel

The surf turned on for the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach as the event ran through Round 1 and two Heats of Round 2. The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, is in its 53rd year and is one of surfing’s most prestigious events.

Tasman and Ita at large

With the swell's forerunners displaying periods in the 20 second range, there was never any doubt that we'd be looking at some seriously large waves - and many outer reefs came to light this morning, producing some of the biggest surf seen in New South Wales this year. 

Ben Kiggins
Wave of the Day: Jack Irvine and bodyboarder at the Shark Island love-in

Random Sydney Empties on a Very Good Friday

Well, OK - one bloke is paddling into a death slab, of which shortly afterwards he was annihilated - but for the most part, many Sydney beaches are dishing up empty barrels of luminance this morning. And on a public holiday no less! Go forth and seek out some barrels in this glorious weather.

Daniel Kirkman
Wave of the Day: Pitted: Hook, line, and sinker
blindboy

Why does the ASP use a 100 point scale to judge waves? After purging his judging sins, blindboy questions the current system and proposes a simple alternative.

Dead can dance

Been a while since this place broke with any sort of consistency. Toss it in the "Doesn't break like it used to" basket and start talking wistfully about sessions past.

Thomas Donnelly
Wave of the Day: Speed is the key: Solomon Lee on the NSW Mid North Coast

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