Yet the loser may not lose at all.
Finals to be held at Trestles, plus new events at Sunset and Steamer Lane.
There's a trade swell incoming and a contest to run.
Surfing's back on and the pros are gonna party like it's the 1999 Billabong Pro.
With competition surfing running late and out of timetable order, the Woz fires up the blue train and rumbles the tub. Ding Alley reports on the big return.
The Woz begin revving the engines with two contests for Championship Tour surfers planned for later this year.
Despite twenty years of trying, silverware isn't the driving force for Australia's latest World Champion.
Ten teams of two surfers from all...actually only some, surfing countries will whip into big, clean Nazare.
For Kemper it's his fourth win, and Alms her third.
Slater bags a Perfect 10, while John John warms his engine.
But as expected, Gabriel Medina puts in a dominating performance.