Mick Fanning: no fear at Shipstern Bluff | Photo: Adam Gibson/Red Bull

Mick Fanning has ridden some of the thickest and most dangerous waves of his life, at Shipstern Bluff, in Tasmania.

The Australian surfing champion returned from Teahupoo and immediately traveled to Devil's Point with big wave surfer Mark Mathews. The iconic reef break was pumping solid barrels.

"Had the funnest day ever yesterday with the boys at Shippies! Thanks for the call and thanks to all the Tassie crew for being ultimate legends, especially Zeb Critchlow for whipping me into this thing!" wrote Mick Fanning.

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Kekoa Cazimero: nice move | Photo: Christa Funk

Josh Moniz and Nelson Ahina have won the first stage of the 2015 Hawaii Surfing Championship, held in one-to-three-foot surf at Ala Moana Bowls, in Honolulu.

Warm temperatures, no wind and highly competitive players. The Hawaii Surfing Championship hopes to become a World Surf League (WSL) qualifying event, and there's no reason it won't happen in the near future.

"The goal is to allow local surfers to compete in Hawaii during the summer, and acquire much needed WSL points without having to rack up travel expenses by having travel around the globe when it can be done here," explains Tomas Kloosterboer, the event manager.

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Jeremy Flores: the Helmet Man prevails at Teahupoo | Photo: CEstari/WSL

Jeremy Flores defeated Gabriel Medina to claim the 2015 Billabong Pro Tahiti, at Teahupoo.

The "Helmet Man" played a tactical game to secure the second victory on the Championship Tour (CT). Flores opened the final with an excellent 9.87-point ride, a wave that would be critical to success.

"Gabriel is one tactical guy, so I thought I'm going to play his game. He's really aggressive in the water, so I thought I'm going to be even more aggressive. Hats off to him, he's surfed amazing all event, and that was definitely one of the hardest heats," revealed Jeremy Flores.

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