To everyone's surprise, and while on duty that day, local Waimea Bay lifeguard Luke Shepardson was declared the winner of the event.
The waiting period for the 7th edition of the Billabong QUEMAO Class officially opens, an event that is positioned as an international benchmark.
Gilmore becomes the most titled female surfer of all time and Toledo wins her first World Surf Championship.
Brazilian Filipe Toledo and Hawaiian Carissa Moore consolidate their leadership of the 2022 World Surf League CT with stellar performances in Brazil.
Jack Robinson (AUS) and Johanne Defay (FRA) take victory at the sixth stop of the 2022 WSL CT, the Quiksilver and ROXY Pro G-Land, respectively.
Rio Waida and Teresa Bonvalot claims the victory in Sydney.