Alana Blanchard, frontside slice, Gold Coast
More Instagram followers than Kelly Slater, signature bikinis, biopic TV show, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot, newly-acquired boyfriend vaulting her into power couple status (Jack Freestone!), and she clocks 17.87 heat totals? Some girls really do have it all. Today at the Roxy Pro, Gold Coast, Alana Blanchard (pictured) beat Coco Ho in round four with aforementioned total. Stab believes that women's surfing, right now, is better than it's ever been. And not in the well-duh-it-progresses-every-year kinda way. It's, like, way better. It's a different flavour of exciting to the mens. Standing on the beach at the Roxy Pro is a thrill. Especially when Alana here is loosening her tail and combo'ing like this. Get at it live in the morning, here.