Despite the waiting, the anticipation and the waiting again, the 2016 Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal ultimately turned on. After a move to a back up event site, a second move back to the original event site, and conditions ranging from waist high wedge peaks to double overhead pumping barrels.

On top of mother nature doing her thing, we got to witness John John Florence win his first World Title. The first of many we would all assume.