Mick Fanning, Gold Coast, Australia

Huntington's one of Fanning's favorite places in the world. He loves it ... about as much as a visit to the proctologist. But being the fan favorite that he is, he happily handles the commitment. Although, to be fair, when he's not in Surf City for a heat chances are he's spending his days down in San Diego's North County, belting the beachbreaks with his good friend Taylor Knox. And then last year, when he finished runner-up to Brett Simpson, he blew town almost immediately. "Vegas, we're going to Vegas right now," he joked. "Since I missed out on winning the 100 grand, I might as well go blow what I did win." (Jason Kenworthy)