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Owen Wright also grabbed a perfect 10 point ride before injuring himself. Wright had previously taken out Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds and looked in solid form before crashing out in spectacular style. Left needing a 7.01 Damien Hobgood had 15 minutes of solo free-surfing to find it but Supertubos wasn't up for letting him in so Fanning got a walk-through© 2014 Rip Curl/Warbrick
Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
Patagonia is a challenging lover, said the English novelist, Bruce Chatwin. It haunts you, it bewitches you, it wraps you in its arms and does not let you go.
Welcome to the winners' podium. The cream of February lies before you in four spectacular Atlantic sessions, big barrels being the theme.
The symbiosis of surfer and winter. The Astray Collective and Finisterre bring you a short narrated by Matt Smith and produced by Mickey Smith