"It feels so good to win an event, this is a really special place for me, I love coming here, I'm so, so stoked. It's been a great event this year, we've had really good waves. I'm not even thinking about the World Title or the rankings, I just wanted a win. I promised to myself I had to win one event this year, and it feels so good now I've done it." - Gabriel Medina
"It's definitely a very different feeling this win. There was a real emotional build up coming back here this year. That Semifinal with Julian was really special and it was wonderful to have a heat with him again. Definitely some emotions went into it paddling out and it was just really special having a surf with him out there and both of us come in safe. I'm stoked that I got to come back and right the wrongs that happened last year. I've done that now so I can move on." — Mick Fanning
“It feels amazing and I am so stoked. I just want to thank God and my family. That was a crazy week. We have been waiting for these waves and they finally came through. They were big and we got so many sets on the head. We got a lot of barrels and it was a sick event. I am just so happy.” – Gabriel Medina
"I'm really stoked with this win, for number one and two to go at it in the final is great for everyone. Adriano is a champion who never gives up. I'm stoked it all came off for this event, I'll go home, regroup and get ready for the European leg." - Mick Fanning
"... @mfanno's instincts kicked into high gear and his scramble to face the shark and keep the board between them may have saved him. The scariest moment was when he turned around to face where the shark would be coming from after swimming 20 meters towards shore. I can't even imagine the vulnerability he must've felt. Great job by the contest announcers, water safety for getting right on it, @julian_wilson for paddling to help a friend out and basically everyone there to support." - Kelly Slater
"I have two throwaways already and I haven't really started thinking about the title race, but I'm sure I'll wake up tomorrow and start thinking about it." - Mick Fanning, 2014 Jeffrey's Bay Open Champion.