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The day's atmosphere was intense at the natural amphitheater of Punta de Lobos, more than two thousand fans lined the cliffs and helicopters buzzed overhead as whoops and hollers bounced around the rocks. South-by-southeast winds, cool, cloudy weather and 30 - 36 foot waves with 40 foot set waves provided the best contest conditions in three years. Ramon Navarro, a Punta de Lobos local took second place and drop of the day.© 2014 Escobarphoto
It really was an all South American affair with four of the six final places and the three top spots. Peru's Gabriel Villarán came in third, a ripper both in the big and small stuff.© 2014 Escobarphoto
"Viva Brazil! I've been coming to this event for a long time and I always knew that if I continued to work hard that this day would eventually come," said Marcos Montiero. "I kept knocking on the door, and it was finally answered. There are three parts to success in this event; you need to be physically prepared, mentally prepared and you have to have good equipment. Fortunately for me, it all came together today."© 2014 Deheeckere
"We could not have asked for a better Quiksilver Ceremonial," said Gary Linden, Event Director. "We woke up to clear skies and amazing waves. We had been watching this swell for so long, and to see it all come together for the first stop of the Big Wave World Tour was a great way to start the season."© 2014 Deheeckere
Sentiments agreed with by Quik's Latin American honcho, Jim Compton, "We had amazing conditions and the best surfers in the world down here in Chile. "Special thanks to the Pichilemu locals for sharing their waves, and we're looking forward to a bigger, better Ceremonial in 2012."© 2014 Escobarphoto
The Yeti is real and we chased it through forest and stream in the dead of the PNW winter.
A cacophony of bells reverberated around the sandstone cliffs of Bells Beach on Wednesday, announcing the wins of two wholly unsurprising victors.
The Approaching Lines Festival is a three-night extravaganza showcasing the cream of UK and International surf filmmaking.
Two Argentinian brothers journey into the myth infused archipelago of Patagonia.
Drawn in by the ugly perfection of P-Pass, Alex and Koa Smith journeyed to those isolated dots of sand in the western Pacific and ended up scoring one of the best sessions of the year.