A day of drama in pictures
A 55,000-strong crowd gathered on rocks, boats and the pebble beach as excitement built.
Andy Jones stops for a quick photo with the fans before heading up to the platform.
All together now...the 22 athletes gather for a group shot ahead of the competition.
Artem Silchenko pondered over a leg injury, before deciding to brave the pain and compete.
David Colturi zips through the air, but couldn't pull off a repeat of his podium finish in Bosnia.
Local boy, Alessandro De Rose, felt like a king in front of his screaming home fans.
Even Jonathan Paredes felt like 'king of the world' after a third-place finish...
And it's high-five time with the Mexican for one young fan.
The judges were showing 8s here, but Gary Hunt managed to score five 10s on his way to victory.
Victorious on the waves...the unstoppable Brit had just wowed the crowds with a running take-off.
Celebration time for the men as Gary, Orlando and Jonathan take to the podium.
And for the women too, as Rachelle Simpson succesfully defended her World Series title.
Rachelle proudly shows off her trophy in the waters of Polignano a Mare.