After weeks of waiting, the Reef that Rules finally delivered enough swell to allow for a barnstorming contest.
It was tricky and challenging for contestants across three divisions, but that state of play brought out the very best in every rider.
In fact, the judges were blown away by the standard of surfing, with big scores for most rides.
The Open Division final was an absolute bottler, with big hitting manoeuvres worthy of any WSL contest.
Three time Junior champ Blake Sawtell took his elevation to the Open Division by the horns, with slashing and burning bottom turns and cutbacks to gain the No 1 slot ahead of Matty Cooke, Dean Allison and Jazmyn Turner.
The Masters shoot-out was no less crazy, with the top four contenders slashing and burning like teenagers.
Damian O’Connor collected first place, followed by Critta Durante, reigning Masters No 1 Brett Daintry and Greg Ferrow.
The combined Juniors and Grommets showdown produced 40 minutes of razzle and dazzle, with Groms champ Jarvis Earle grabbing the top slot, followed by Sam Cornock, Luke Wedesweiler and Jetson Kuch.
All in all, a top level tournament that sets the scene for the next round of slicing and dicing…scheduled for May 9-10 and the back-up of 26-27.
And remembering, ONLY signed-on and paid-up surfers get to compete. No excuses.