bells beach

Easter weekend wouldn't be complete without a road trip to Australia's Mecca of Surfing, Bells Beach for the Rip Curl Pro, the second stop on the 2016 WSL Tour.

Rounds 1 to 3 were held over the weekend for the gents, with some huge upsets. Kelly, John-John, and Medina were all sent packing early, clearing the way for a possible comeback from South Africa's Jordy Smith or epic farewell for Australia's Fanning.

The ladies also tackled huge conditions on Saturday, including crowd favourites Sally Fitz, Stephanie Gilmore, and Hawaiian Coco Ho.

Here are some highlights from the opening round of Bells action for 2016.