Orange County, California's Meg Roh paddled out more than 1,000 days in a row.
As the Australian leg of the 2014 ASP World Tour season moves to the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro in Western Australia, world champs Kelly Slater and Carissa Moore look to climb back to the top of the rankings.
The trials and tribulations of chasing and riding the most powerful surf on Earth will be documented in a three-part adventure series premiering on ABC this November called "Hell and High Water".
As lineups everywhere around the world grow more impacted with surfers, some are looking as far south as Antarctica for a few empty waves.
Brazil scores a win down under and Steph Gilmore finishes back on top at the season's first stop of the Samsung Galaxy Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour on Australia's Gold Coast