Caroline Marks: the winner takes it all

The Surfing America USA Championships 2014 have been successfully concluded at Lower Trestles. The 2014/2015 Surfing America USA Surf Team is ready to conquer the world.

Write down this name: Caroline Marks. The Floridian, 12, had already been the youngest girl ever to join the US Surf Team. Now, she steals three out of four titles at the Surfing America USA Championships 2014.

Marks won the Under 12, Under 14, and Under 16 divisions, at Lower Trestes. Brisa Hennessy managed to claim the premier Under 18 division, in perfect Californian A-frames.


Shaun Howe: title collector

Shaun Howe is the 2014 Western Australia surfing champion, as the HIF Pro Am Series come to a close at Rottnest Island.

After claiming the Margaret River and Geraldton stages, Howe had already taken the Western Australia State title. However, Harry McPherson had other plans for the last round of competition.

Large surf and strong winds transformed a typically picturesque Rottnest Island, with winds reaching 96 kilometres per hour just prior to the event finals starting.


Matt Banting: ready to ask for chili con carne

Matt Banting and Coco Ho have claimed the Los Cabos Open of Surf 2014, in four-to-six foot waves at Zippers, in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Matt Banting started strong in the final at Zippers, opening his victory strike with a 7.00 in an all-Australian final. The Port Macquarie native built momentum throughout the heat and while fellow finalist Dion Atkinson (AUS), 28, fought hard for the win, he was unable to find the scores needed to surpass Banting.

"We had great conditions and it's a great system with the new priority, it's a lot more surfing. Like Dion said, if you told me I was going to make the final hopping on the plane, I wouldn't have expected it," says Banting.