What we’ve been treated to is a peak at outlines from Webber Surfboards and Tomo.
One board in particular, a prototype model by Tomo, was the same board Kelly rode in his now famous best man made wave ever video that was released last month.
Heading into the final day, only Jamie O'Brien, Kelly Slater, and John John Florence have earned them, with John John being especially greedy with four.
However, at a QS3000 event in Hawaii the hidden threats are everywhere, beginning right at home with the locals, who did their usual job of nabbing the a good chunk of the spotlight.
He came out with arms defiantly raised, knowing he got the score he needed to advance.
And while O'Brien and a rejuvenated Bruce Irons advanced to the Finals using their patented brand of Pipe performing, they dodged bullets along the way.
We become so enamored with his gear, what he’s riding and where he’s riding it that, similar to other aspects of surf culture we get sucked into a copycat mentality – ditching our own unique style because we want to follow in the footsteps of those we appreciate.
In some ways that kills the whole point of surfing.
Giorgi has been competing on the QS for years, but Tuesday was arguably his coming out party: He sent Robinson, Koa Smith, and Kai Barger up to the viewing balcony.
Ultimately, Giorgi's incredible run ended at the hands of Irons and Slater in the Semifinals, but his name is now certainly on the radar.