All photos: Steve Ryan 

The lines were silky and the swell nudging five foot as the world's best did a few hot laps at Bells Yesterday. Fil' Toledo collided heavily with a water photog' while John John was busy trying out different boards. We like the one with the bright red spray. Between surfs John John and Mick Fanning posed for photos with the Bell. Were they tampering with surfing's most coveted prize? Not likely, but John John, who is yet to ring a Bell, was certainly looking at the trophy with hungry eyes.