As some of the world's best surfers join up-and-comers from the Qualifying Series (QS) for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, see what the veterans would advise the next generation of rising stars. From enjoying the trials and tribulations, to spending more time preparing a contest break, Gabriel Medina (BRA), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Dusty Payne (HAW) and more share their secrets for success.
Catch them, plus a crop of up-and-coming QS surfers, when they battle in the Vans World Cup on Hawaii's North Shore. Watch live starting at 7:30 a.m. daily on the WSL website and mobile app.
More of Making the Cut:
Episode 1: Why the Triple Crown Matters
Episode 2: Explaining the Qualifying Series
Episode 3: What Everyone's Fighting For
Episode 4: Motivation to Make Heats Episode 5: See Who's Leapt Closer to Qualifying