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In 2004, MF underwent major surgery to repair a torn hamstring. A steel grappling hook had to be drilled into the bone to hold it in place. Ouch.
In 2009 MF won his second world title in the very last event of the season, pulling off one of the greatest surfing comebacks of all time.
MF's middle name is Eugene. The "alter ego" still appears... ocaissionally.
MF's favourite surf spots in Australia include Snapper on the Gold Coast, Bells Beach in Victoria and Gnarloo in Western Australia.
Owen's a giant surfer. No, literally. He's 6' 3", but he can stuff that frame into tubes of any size.
Owen grew up on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, where he was spoilt with perfect reef barrels and meaty beach breaks.
Owen likes it tough - he loves to take on the best surfers on tour in his heats. Meeting and beating Kelly Slater gets him going.
Wilko lists Homer Simpson as a hero.
Wilko is a true Searcher. If he's not on tour he's on a reef or out on the town - never letting a chance go by.
Wilko charged Chopes in 2011 - he likes big meaty barrels as much as ramping airs.
Wilko is a goofy foot that likes goofing around - he was once featured in a Rip Curl podcast getting 'distracted' over 30 times.
Dillon dabbled in a spot of stunt surfing for the teen drama series 90210. What a hunk!
His Mum's a respected Hollywood Hairdresser. That explains his movie-star locks.
Dillon's on the What Youth program. Check him out at whatyouth.com
Dillon loves hanging out in airport, the busier the better, and people watching. He's not an odd boy at all.
Medina is the 2011 ASP Breakthrough Performer of The Year, following wins in Hossegor and at the Rip Curl Search San Francisco.
Medina is the youngest Brazilian ever to qualify to the ASP WT (age 17).
Medina is always online on his Facebook Fan page, so go there and send him a message! He will answer you!
Medina's favorite home break is Maresias - a sick tubular beach break in north shore of São Paulo state coast.
Bruno Santos is the only brazilian ever who has won the World Tour event in Teahupoo, Tahiti. He was the trials winner and then won the main event too. Sick!
Bruno Santos home break is Itacoatiara, a hollow and powerful beach break in Rio de Janeiro
Bruno Santos favourite maneuver is getting barreled. He might have ridden around 200kms of barrels already during his life!
Despite being a fearless tuberider he prefers to surf big waves with small surfboards.
Bruno is a short man, that's why a 6'1" looks like a gun to him.