Welcome to the winners' podium. The cream of February lies before you in four spectacular Atlantic sessions, big barrels being the theme.
Entry to The Winter Session has closed for this season. The task remains of picking a pair of winners for February, then sorting through all the edits in search of an overall victor.
The very last winter session of this season, and certainly one of the strangest. Apparently that trick at the start is a "gorilla roll". Whatever it is, we like it.
There are no skimpy bikinis here, just a committed surfer making the most of freezing windwaves.
Weak waves on one of the strangest shapes ever conceived.
This left transforms from a whackable wall to a square near-dry barrel, with just a small shift in the tide. California's Parker Coffin found the former to be more to his liking.
The Ionian sea is largely overlooked for its wave riding potential, but for no good reason.
Ben Skinner proving the sand dredging barrels aren't solely the domain of the shortboard.
One Session, five hours in the water, open barrels, towing, paddling and an abandoned jet ski; Jerome Sahyoun's entry has a good helping of everything.
"I waited about 10 mins and then a good set came in and I saw this little slab working. Fortunately I surfed one hour with only my friends out before all the crowd."
Josh Evans was born to sing ballads on a spotlit stage in front of Simon Cowell, his sculpted hair gently ruffled by a wind machine.
Alessandro Piu proving that Sardinia boasts both quality surf and surfers.
The Canaries truly are a wonderful batch of volcanic protuberances, as evidenced by this remarkably rippable right.
Often overlooked by videographers, this Basque point continues to draw all those tired of heaving French beachbreaks.
A sandy nook in the Cornish coastline provides plenty of wedging barrels for Bearman.
Nagai Puntiverio had only his thoughts to keep him company during this solid session in Northern Spain.
A precious day of sunshine, offshores and dry sucking barrels on the Emerald Isle.
Boilers provides Rory Gollow with the open face fun for which Morocco is famous.
This isn't the most visited spot in Morocco, but is is arguably the best.
Peter Conroy adds a royal soundtrack to an epic wave by Tom Butler.
Super-fun rights and a German student stoked he chose Lisbon for his semester abroad.
Antonio Gomez attempts to tame and wild Galician slab, and the Atlantic promptly puts him in his place.
Guillermo Gutiérrez scores fun sized turquoise tubes somewhere in the Canary Islands.
It's taken a while to arrive in the Winter Session inbox, but the competition wouldn't be complete without one of the most celebrated waves of the Atlantic winter.
Adam Griffiths loves to feel the nose under his toes, and these lengthy lefts are the perfect canvas on which to practice his art.
As fun as a slab can be. One of Queensland's most gifted surfers quits his continent and delves into a draining Irish A-frame.
A French beachbreak opens wide for PV Laborde, captured from a plethora of innovative angles.
"One of those special days, one I will remember forever." And we're not arguing
Starved of waves in his native land, Finn Springborn makes the journey north with a posse of compatriots and proceeds to sate his appetite on some punchy little lefts.
A swivelling helmet mount perspective of the Eisbach river wave in Munich. Michi Mohr makes it look far too easy, and that finger flip to start is just plain showing off.
Denmarks North Sea coast dishes up some bouncy brown barrels for a German visitor.
Peter Conroy is an ever present figure when Mullaghmore goes XXL, and February 1st was no exception. This session resulted in a few moments of glory, coupled with beatings all round.
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