It's that time of year as the world's best surfers have amassed on the North Shore of Oahu, and the Vans Triple Crown of surfing is set to be another winter classic.
So it all comes down to this, the last events of the men's and women's ASP World Title race have landed in Hawaii, and there's no shortage of storylines to explore.
Some call surfing a sport. Others say it's a lifestyle. And there are those that define it as high art. We surveyed some of the most notable pros to see what they thought.
Surfing has never been a sport of statistics. That is until Rip Curl introduced their new GPS watch, which counts waves, speed and distance.
Maui's Dusty Payne had a promising career going on the ASP World Tour before injury sidelined him. Now he's all but disappeared from the scene completely.
Kelly Slater breaks toes at Cloudbreak, threatens his chance to capture record 12th world title