Piso Alcala: checking the roof | Photo: ASP/Will H-S

Piso Alcala has conquered the 20th Annual Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup, in Siargao Island, Philippines.

Alcala, a local surfer, had already won the event in 2008 and 2012, but he added another trophy to his personal museum, and the first ever Qualifying Series contest for his country. In the final, he defeated Carlito Nogalo.

"I wasn't expecting to win today, so I feel really great. I just wanted to go out there and do my best for the locals. I had so much support and it felt so good," expressed Piso Alcala.


Vasco Ribeiro: 2014 ASP European Pro Junior champion | Photo: Red Bull

Vasco Ribeiro has been crowned the 2014 ASP European Pro Junior champion.

Ribeiro is the second Portuguese to claim the ASP European Pro Junior title, fifteen years after national surfing star Tiago Pires.

Despite getting knocked out in Round 4 of the Teguise 2014 Franito Pro Junior, Vasco saw his direct opponents losing in the quarterfinals.


Kelly Slater: chasing Les Guardians | Photo: ASP/Poullenot

Kelly Slater defeated Dane Reynolds in Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro France 2014, at Les Guardians, to keep his world title hopes alive.

The 11-time ASP world champion, 42, was able to adapt to the perfect three-to-four foot waves, tide, waves, wind, and sand banks, by eliminating the lethal free surfer from Ventura.

"I'm nervous about each heat now. The pressure is on me to perform and to win events if I want to catch up to Gabriel. I've been coming to France to surf for 25 years now, and I'm about as comfortable as one can get. It's about adaptability," explains Slater.