Owen, about to get spat into the channel while super coach Micro gives the Cloudbreak salute. Photo Ryan Miller
The Big O, matching power with power at solid Cloudbreak. At 6'3" / 76kg, he dominated on a 6'4 1/2" x 19" x 2 3/8" x 29.7L Forget Me Not round pin. Photo
WSL / Kelly Cestari
Even with some of the biggest turns and best barrels of the event, Owen went down in a close round three heat. Thankfully though, the rest of the top four
did as well, and O was still ripping everywhere from Cloudbreak to Restaurants long after most of the CT had gone home. Onto JBay! Photo Ryan Miller
Tubes or turns, Fiji's all about commitment. J-Dub, sending it. Photo Ryan Miller
With Cloudbreak showing solid double overhead sets on the first two days of competition, Julian went with a slight step up Forget Me Not round pin, 6'2"
x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 28.4L. Photo Ryan Miller
Even though it was a touch smaller than the start of the waiting period, finals day was still fast, rippable, and occasionally super hollow. Jules, locked
into his 9.17 on the way to the quarters. Photo Ryan Miller
Another day in Fiji, another good wave blade. J-Dub loves using the Forget Me Not in his shortboard size whenever the waves don't quite call for a step
up - this one's 6'0 1/2" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 28.6L. As per usual in quality reef breaks, a lot of Jules' Fijian quiver are set up as quads, with
his choice this time around being the FCS2 Accelerator template up front, paired with our JS rears. Photo Ryan Miller
Ace, in his element during the chunkier early rounds. At 5'9" / 76kg, one of his go-to slight step ups is a 6'0" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" x 26.7L Forget Me Not
round pin. Photo Ryan Miller.
Small days in paradise still mean shortboards! 5'10" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" x 26L Monsta 6. Photo Ryan Miller
Fred, getting critical on his way to round three. At 6'1" / 81kg, one of his favourite slight step ups is a 6'2 1/2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.5L Monsta
6. Photo Ryan Miller
Jeremy's more at home in grinding left reefs than just about anywhere in the world, and it shows. Photo Ryan Miller
After dominating his round two heat with an 8 and a 9.57, Jezza
went down to Joel in a tough round three match-up that easily could've been on finals day. Photo Ryan Miller
Having won both Teahupo'o and Pipe in the double overhead range before, Jezza's dialled in exactly the type of boards he likes to use as a slight step
up. Compared to his regular 5'9 1/2" Monsta 6, one of his go-to sleds for spots like Cloudbreak is a 6'0" x 18 1/4" x 2 5/16" x 25.5L Forget Me Not
round pin. Photo Ryan Miller
Joel, threading a throaty one on his way through to round three. Forget Me Not round pin 6'2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.5L
Lay days aren't exactly a bad time on Namotu. In between swells, Joel was back on his regular shortboard - a 6'0" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L Monsta 6.
Photo Ryan Miller
Parko, flying into the semis with an obscene amount of speed. For finals day, he went with a Monsta 6 round tail with our FOMO channel bottom, 6'1 1/2"
x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.6L (he's 6'0" / 81kg). Photo Ryan Miller
Perfect turn, perfect canvas. 'Til next year Fiji! Photo Ryan Miller