The two-time champ has 2019 in his sights.
After witnessing one of the largest storm swells in decades out of the east yesterday, a swing in offshore winds overnight cleaned up the surf considerably into this morning.
A small gallery depicting the large, unruly, victory at sea conditions around Sydney this afternoon.
'Twas a splendid weekend down Vicco way with a clean mid-range swell and offshore NWers.
Bells action captured from the tide line.
The best photos from Round 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
A raw and bumpy Long Reef Bommie session went down this morning on Sydney's Northern Beaches, with a cameo by Camel.
With wave heights expected to get bigger from here on, it's going to be really interesting to see how many locations hold the size.
He's a 500th generation Huanchaco fishermen. He can build a caballito (translated as 'little horse') in one hour. And this morning he built a little horse and went surfing at Bondi.
Tim Bonython captures the action from the channel.
No contest but a hearty consolation prize.