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Watch the Title Race live and witness the crowning of the tour's next champions. 

Pipe
Dec 08–20

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Maui
Nov 25–Dec 06

 
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Follow the Journey

Gabriel Medina, Filipe Toledo and Julian Wilson. Stephanie Gilmore and Lakey Peterson. They battled rivals and the elements across nine months and five continents to get right here: on the verge of the next Title. Here's how they earned their shot.

 
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Quiksilver & Roxy Pro Gold Coast

Wilson came out swinging. He tamed the Gold Coast's gaping barrels and jumped out to an early rankings lead. Would this finally be his year?

Peterson hit the Gold Coast hard, setting the tone for 2018 by charging massive Kirra barrels. She's chasing her first Title -- and winning the first event had that dream burning bright.

 
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Rip Curl Pro bells beach

Italo Ferreira stole the show with his first-ever CT win, Julian dropped at 13th but held onto the Jeep Leader's Jersey, and Medina finished 3rd -- would the 2014 World Champ be in the hunt again?

Gilmore punched back at Bells, setting up a searing rivalry between the two that would dominate the conversation, and results, for the rest of the year.

 
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oi rio pro

Holy Toledo! Rio was vintage, electric Filipe Toledo, who won the event and joined Wilson at the top of the Jeep Leaderboard. That's two Brazilian event wins already…

Gilmore wins again. Two in a row from a six-time World Champ? Is she making a run at seven?

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corona bali protected

Italo makes it three Brazilian event wins in a row, Wilson loses the Jeep Leader's Jersey, and Toledo climbs to second place. Where's Medina? He hasn't showed up in a Final all year…

Peterson evens the score by winning her second event of the year in Bali. Four events in it was Gilmore - 2, Peterson 2 -- would it be a head-to-head Title Race in 2018?

 
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margaret river pro / uluwatu ct

Wilson charged into the Final for a 2nd place finish, while Medina and Toledo banked solid 5ths.

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Gilmore chipped away at Peterson's lead, but they both fell short in the contest.

 
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Corona Open J-Bay

Toledo didn't just win, he dominated, surfing with explosiveness, power, and more speed than anyone is used to seeing on a surfboard. And the win got him the #1 spot and the Jeep Leader's Jersey.

The women hit South Africa and Gilmore demolished J-Bay en route to a big win over -- you guessed it -- Lakey Peterson. Would that Final become a preview of the Title Showdown?

 
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Tahiti pro teahupo’o + Vans us open of surfing

Where's Medina? There's Medina. He's on the Tahiti podium again after a dramatic win, and poised to make the kind of late-season Title push he's become famous for. Toledo booked his best-ever finish at Tahiti, a 3rd, good enough to keep the #1 spot going into Surf Ranch.

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Gilmore charged into the Final at Huntington Beach and put big-time pressure on Peterson -- there are only three events left, and Gilmore is running away with it.

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surf ranch pro

Medina makes it two wins in a row, beating out a high-flying Toledo, and moved within striking distance of the #1 spot in the rankings.

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Gilmore and Peterson were 2nd and 3rd which meant that the race was still on, but with a win in France Gilmore could clinch the Title.

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Quiksilver & Roxy Pro France

Wilson came out of nowhere to win the event and re-enter the Title Race! And maybe most importantly, he did it by beating Medina in the semi's. As for Toledo, he dropped out in the third round and, for the first time since J-Bay, handed over the Jeep Leader’s Jersey to Medina.

Gilmore lost! Peterson missed an opportunity to gain ground and went down in the very next heat. With both contenders out in round three, it became fact: the 2018 World Title would be decided between Gilmore and Peterson at Hawaii's hallowed Honolua Bay.

 
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meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal

 

Medina had the Trophy in his sights. An event win here clinches the Title but Medina lost to Italo in an electric semifinal and the table was set: Medina vs. Toledo vs. Wilson at the Billabong Pipe Masters for the 2018 World Title.

 
 
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Gabriel Medina Filipe Toledo Julian Wilson
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 13th 5th 1st
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 7th 11th 1st
Oi Rio Pro 5th 2nd 1st
Corona Bali Protected 5th 2nd 3rd
Margaret River Pro / Uluwatu CT 4th 2nd 1st
Corona Open J-Bay 3rd 1st 2nd
Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o 2nd 1st 3rd
Surf Ranch Pro 2nd 1st 3rd
Quiksilver Pro France 1st 2nd 3rd
MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal
1st 3rd 2nd
Stephanie Gilmore Lakey Peterson
Roxy Pro Gold Coast 5th 1st
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 1st 2nd
Oi Rio Pro 1st 2nd
Corona Bali Protected 2nd 1st
Margaret River Pro / Uluwatu CT 2nd 1st
Corona Open J-Bay 1st 2nd
Vans US Open of Surfing 1st 2nd
Surf Ranch Pro 1st 2nd
Roxy Pro France 1st 2nd
 
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Watch the Title Race live and witness the crowning of the tour's next champions. 

Pipe
Dec 08–20

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Maui
Nov 25–Dec 06

 
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