21/03/2014 | by Alex Burd
After a two month break following the epic showdown for the world title at Pipeline in Hawaii, the surfing World Tour is back with a bang. Having taken over the reigns at the ASP in early 2013, new owners Zosea had a lot to deliver in 2014, when they start to put their stamp on the biggest world tour in Action Sports.
With financial problems besetting the surf industry it was vital they came back with a headline sponsor, and they have in the form of Samsung, so the tour is looking bigger than ever.
From a rider point of view things are likely to be incredibly close, Kelly Slater has confirmed he is coming back for a crack at title number 12, world champ Mick Fanning will be looking to enter the exclusive club of four world titles, whilst there is a whole rack of new school surfers just waiting for their turn.
it’s looking like a pretty crazy year, so here is our guide to every event.