ASP's world championship kicks off at the infamous Snapper rocks at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Watch out for last year's winner Taj Burrow as he takes on a blazing injury free Joel Parkinson, and the now x10 world champion Kelly Slater.
Although not so well known over in Europe, the Hang Loose Pro is Brazil is worth checking out. Consistently good waves and all the up and coming names, the event is set to be important for surfers looking to gain some much needed WQS points.
The women's world tour is kicked off at Snapper Rocks along side the men's tournament. Quiksilver will be keen to get behind the freshly endorsed defending champion Stephanie Gilmore, who has just moved from Rip Curl to Quiksilver.