Billy Kemper led the charge through Round 1, Semi Final, and Final emerging a worthy victor. There'll be no question marks hanging over his name.
The best shots from a pumping last day at Sunset, where Mick won the trophy and a record number of qualifiers jumped to the CT.
Chris Lovell captures a recent swell at Desert Point from almost every possible angle, each view revealing its improbable perfection.
North of Enganno, north of the Mentawais, north of the Telos, Nias, and Hinako Islands too.
Flashes of action from Tim Bonython's 'Rough Cuts'.
Photographer Peter Jovic packs the chariot full of kids and cameras hightailing it north along the highway.
Gerry Lopez, Beau Young, and Taro Tamai riding surf style in the Japanese mountains.
After an epic day of waves some duffer deletes the photo files. Thank heavens for photo recovery software.
It was the best August in many a year and included the biggest swell of the season.
I see your Hummer and raise you a Cessna.
Togat distinguishes itself by being completely hand built by the owner, John Ocean, from local hardwoods and native products.
"It's been a terrible winter here in Perth," said Mike Maxted forlornly, yet immediately after uttering those word he quickly pepped up. "However I managed a little swim this arvo with some fun results."
A trip to the north Indonesian island chain still brings a heightened sense of anticipation, because mystique aside, the Mentawais consistently delivers unlike any other region on Earth.
Photographer Elliot Gray is in Peru working on a project with a purpose.
The final session from Swellnet's recent trip to a southern isle.
Another day of tricky waves at Teahupo'o, with imagery from Kelly Cestari and Steve Robertson.
All of the best photos from four days of hi-fi action at Uluwatu.
A photographic roundup of Day 1's challenging conditions at Teahupo'o, courtesy Kelly Cestari.
New Zealand surf photog Jim Culley just returned from the Mentawais, on a Dads, Groms n' Shapers trip that was a perfect Indonesian introduction for the young fellas.