Just before they flew down to Bells, a few of the big names enjoyed the best that Burleigh and the Southern Gold Coast had to offer.
Kelly Slater, Bede Durbidge, Josh Kerr and more shot by Andrew Shield.
The reigning Rip Curl Pro champ Joel Parkinson is hoping to add a fourth Bells bell to his collection. But first he has to get past a couple of Aussie mates in Round One.
And who does Parko think will be his toughest opponents at Bells?
Skipped school a while back and met up with Soli and Tai, surf was doggers everywhere. This is what we ended up with.Shot with Canon 7d, Edited on an iPhone with 'iMovie' and '8mm'Song: Lay it down- The rubens
Michael Peterson's iconic cutback image was immortalised by some street artists on the carpark wall right opposite Surfing Life's office window years ago. And with today's news about the passing of MP the image takes on extra significance.