Stephanie Gilmore: ready for the sixth title | Photo: ASP/Poullenot

Sally Fitzgibbons, Tyler Wright, Stephanie Gilmore or Carissa Moore. Who will be the 2014 ASP Women's World Tour champion?

The world title race is coming to a spectacular finish. Three Australians and a Hawaiian may decide who will raise the cup at the Cascais Women's Pro 2014, in Portugal.

Gilmore is the only surfer with the chance to clinch the world title in the penultimate stop of the season, despite being currently ranked in the third position.

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Arugam Bay: a perfect point break in Sri Lanka | Photo: Arugam Safa Surf School

Nauru, Sri Lanka and Cayman Islands have become the 87th, 88th and 89th members of the International Surfing Association (ISA).

It's almost there. The world governing body for the sport of surfing is close to reaching its goal of 100 member nations in 2015.

"Surfing is also a 22 billion dollar business with a natural focus on the youth demographic. By taking the sport to new destinations we can help stimulate local economies, create jobs and provide young people with a source of fun, engagement and lessons of excellence, fair play and respect," underlines Fernando Aguerre, president of the ISA.

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Mavericks: steep drops in cold water | Photo: Jacobovs

The Titans of Mavericks will be challenging the iconic big wave surf spot located in two miles from shore outside Pillar Point Harbor, in Half Moon Bay, Northern California.

Mavericks may be out of the Big Wave World Tour, but that doesn't mean the peak isn't pumping some of the heaviest and deadliest wave faces on Planet Earth.

The brand has been revamped, and Cartel Management invited 56 titans for the initial battles in the big wave arena. Therefore, the cold water spot will feature names like Carlos Burle, Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Greg Long, Ian Walsh, Kelly Slater, Ken Collins, and Shane Dorian.

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