After a seven year hiatus the Women's World Tour returned to Fiji and into perfect reefbreak waves.
An epic Finals day at the Fiji Women's Pro saw Sally Fitzgibbons reign supreme and claim victory after a day of pumping surf at Cloudbreak. She went head-to-head with five-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore in their first match-up of the 2014 WCT season.
Of all the ASP's recent acquisitions the Big Wave World Tour has the most potential for mainstream appeal. Yet for it to succeed the organisers must pursue conflicting objectives: put the sport's largest names in spotlights while also including unknown local soldiers.
Otis Carey has been crowned Australian Indigenous Surfing Champion at Bells Beach taking down former Australian Champion Russell Molony in small but clean waves.