The North Shore's winter season has got underway with the 2009 Xcel Pro Presented By Honolua returning to Sunset Beach in challenging 15'+ waves. In a tough final heat of 4 Sunset specialists, 23-year-old Hank Gaskell showed poise, patience, and smart wave selection to edge out runner-up and defending champion Pancho Sullivan, third place Myles Padaca, and fourth place finisher Shane Beschen.

Watch highlights from Round 2 here including Pancho Sullivan's 9-point plus barrels, Holy Shinpei! Horiguchi's standout Round 3 heat, over-the-falls, lip-to-the-head wipeouts and Sunny Garcia's brohawk: