It was only days ago that we all witnessed the heroics of our beloved WSL athletes as they duelled with the violent beauty of Teahupoo. One of the pinnacle challenges a surfer can undertake as they attempt to ride the fury only mother nature can throw at them.

And now we’re off to Lemoore California for the Freshwater Pro - The pinnacle in our thus far modest attempts at recreating nature, and about as far removed from life-threatening slabs over live coral in the beautiful South-Pacific as you can get.

Tour surfers have been filing into the rural town, with precisely allocated time slots for their practice runs in hand.

Here, Conner Coffin has been kind enough to document his first day on the ranch, where he trades runs in the tub with Gabriel Medina.