The July contest is always a big marker in setting the scene for which surfers are looking solid for claiming the 2014 Shoes World Titles.
The files show that in recent years, the riders who excelled in July went on to claim either a place in the Top 6 of each division, but also the Championship Crowns.
The drums are sounding out major swell on the reef for 5-6 July. So wax up, get the head and limbs in order and be at the globe’s greatest surfing Colosseum – the Shoes Reef.
The massive crowd of spectators will be looking for manouevres that have not even been invented on the ASP Tour.
If the swell doesn’t oblige, then the back-up date is 19-20 July.