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Australians dominating the World Surf League as the tour nears its halfway point.
The waves were as good as they get at Bells with six to eight feet of swell groomed by a rare light offshore wind. The conditions played straight into the hands of the super-sized South African.
Conlogue's formula of impeccably timed hooks in the bowl and pure power proved unbeatable, taking down 11-world titles worth of experience on her way to back-to-back Bells Beach titles.
Many are calling JJF's five 19-plus-heat totals (out of 20) the most dominant display in the history of competitive surfing. Others were just happy to make it out alive.
Waves were few and far between but when they did come they were absolutely mindless.
The full story behind one of world sport's greatest comebacks.
With its first World Surf League-sanctioned tour event in the books, Nazaré is no longer just a photo-op.
World number one Grant Baker says he's unlikely to return after a day of horror and heroics at Nazare that nearly cost surfers their lives.
"I still don't believe it because we had the worst final I've ever had…" said Michel Bourez, the just crowned Billabong Pipe Masters In Memory of Andy Irons Champion.
"This has been a dream to have an event for the women here. Just to have an empty line-up, that was the blessing, win or lose," said Alms after becoming the first ever Women's Big Wave World Champion at Pe'ahi in Hawaii.
"Look Mom, I did it:" John John Florence Won His First World Title and The Whole Surfing World Is Really Pleased About It
"Today is the day where the most talented surfer in the world was actually crowned the best surfer in the world" - 2012 World Champion, Joel Parkinson.