Matt Wilkinson: he can ride Jeffreys Bay with his eyes closed

The conclusion of Round 4 was marked by huge upsets, in yet another great day of surfing at the 2014 J-Bay Open, in Supertubes.

Matt Wilkinson is already one of the standouts of the South African event. The goofy-footer eliminated Kelly Slater in Round 3, with a consistent performance and multiple clean snaps.

The final waves before the buzzer saw Slater slipping off his board while Wilkinson's rhythm continued, earning him another nine-point ride and the win.


Luke Davis: sweeping the floor in Acapulco

Luke Davis has conquered the 2014 Surf Open Acapulco, at Playa Revolcadero, Mexico.

The surfer from San Clemente has taken out his first ever ASP Qualifying Series victory, in the final against Noe Mar McGonagle, the stand out of the whole event.

Davis opened the decisive heat with two different airs in a long right-hander, to earn an impressive 8.00-point score. Later, he backed it with another solid ride.


Matt Wilkinson: inspired at Supertubes

The Round 2 of the J-Bay Open 2014 has been completed in three-to-five foot (1 metre) top-to-bottom surf at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay.

Professional surfing's win-or-die clash decided who will be riding Round 3, in South Africa's most famous surf spot.

Gabriel Medina, Joel Parkinson and Julian Wilson survived their elimination heats. They are joined by Matt Wilkinson, who eliminated fellow Australian surfer Bede Durbidge.