4-6ft mechanical reef break, ten second tubes, ten point rides - this is the day at Restaurants ‘we the public’ didn’t want to see.
John John took the accolades for stand out surfer of the day, although by narrow margin against such a tough backdrop of competition, and as we bring this to you (with the day four highlights dropping in late and day 5 already over) you’ll probably already know he looked a little off form in his quarter final heat and was dispatched by a confident Fanning in tricky, windy conditions at Cloudbreak today.
If you want to beat the delay on highlights and missed the live action, heats on demand give you every wave of every heat right up to the semi finals here
As of day 5 we’re looking at a Fanning / Medina semi final with Slater / Wilson and Adriano / CJ quarters still to run, with the Cloudbreak forecast showing continuing south swell with a reinforcing bump later in the day tomorrow only those slightly tricky SE winds put any doubt on Volcom crowning a winner in the next 24hrs.
It may be too late for the ASP Big Wave World Tour, but Dungeons lit up.
Conor Maguire harks towards a time when the cold and dark wraps back in and the lows deepen, spinning thick ropes of swell towards Ireland.
Italy has waves and Sardinia has some of the best spots, places you would not believe. Leonardo Fioravanti knows that better than most...
From the Caribbean to Nova Scotia (and maybe even Europe) the forecast is for a medium sized swell to grace your local beach.
Like a lot of the waves in the edit, this one is a grower. Dusty Payne and Yadin Nicol make light work of things you'd sail on by.
Highlight of the day was the 17-year-old brother of local legend Manoa. He blew everyone away.