Florida Vert Series - Event #1 M.I. Vert Ramp 2017
29/04/2017 - 29/04/2017
Central Coast Monster Skate Park Series #5 - Los Osos Skatepark 2017
OTR Open - Eindhoven 70's 2017
Volcom Kitzsteinhorn Banked Slalom 2017
Oakley Roof Battle - QParks Tour Finals - Superpark Dachstein 2017
30/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
Snowboard Spring Break 2017
29/04/2017 - 05/05/2017
Self Shape Surf Festival 2017
Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series - Invitational State Championships, Ala Moana Bowls 2016
27/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
Men's Santa Cruz Pro 2017
25/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
Industry and event happenings
As heavy snowfalls and wind are predicted for the weekend, the final stop of 2016/17 QParks Snowboard Tour the Oakley Roof Battle at Superpark Dachstein had to be postponed to 30th April.
Courtney Conlogue (USA) has won the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach today after defeating Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in four-to-six foot (1 - 2 metre) conditions at the world-renowned Bells Beach in the Australian state of Victoria.
Courtney Conlogue (USA) with the coveted Bell, the winner's trophy that will have her name added to it for the second year in a row after she took out the 2017 Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach, at Bells Beach, Torquay, Australia on Monday April 17, 2017.
Takeru Otsuka (JPN) and Kokomo Murase (JPN) are Slopestyle World Rookie Champions 2017. Chase Blackwell (USA) and Sena Tomita (JPN) won the Halfpipe contest.
Reigning WSL Champion John John Florence (HAW) claimed victory today at the second stop of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, after defeating Kolohe Andino (USA) in the Final.
Reigning World Champion John John Florence of Hawaii (pictured), has taken top place on the Jeep Leader Rankings after winning the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Florence defeated Kolohe Andino (USA) in the the final in 6 - 8+ foot (2 - 2.5+ metre) conditions at the Main Break, Western Australia on Sunday April 9, 2017.
10th QParks Tour Stop, 22.04.2017, Superpark Dachstein, Dachstein, Austria. After stops in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, it is time for the QParks Snowboard Tour to return to its roots. This year’s contest season started off for the snowboarders at Superpark Dachstein with the Pleasure Jam and that’s exactly where it will end on April, 22 with the Oakley Roof Battle. A total of 37 riders qualified for the final showdown at Dachstein. They will shred for cash and goodies, worth a total of 4.500€. To ensure an all-around great day, riders will indulge in open public park, free BBQ and sweet beats.
The public voting is done, the QParks jury has come to a decision and a host of messenger pigeons has dropped the rider jury’s decisions above the QParks headquarter. That means: We are ready for the backpack-and-beer-ceremony!
The crew of Snowpark Alta Badia, Italy, January 2016.
Goodies and cash for the best tricks, beats and BBQ for all: This was Shred Poker in Schöneben at Reschenpass. The crew built up a high class Multihit especially for this session – and the riders were outdoing each other in height, rotation and creativity.
Sounds nice? Well it definitely was! Starting from stylish Straight Airs, Flips and 900° Spins in all directions, to the trial of tearing up the special obstacle with a snow skate – on this Sunday 26, we’ve seen it all. Motivated locals and park fanatics demonstrated their very best tricks and totally swept the board. Young and old freestylers were battling for poker chips and sick prizes.
QParks Shred Poker session at Snowpark Gastein, Bad Gestein, Austria, March 2017.
Shred enthusiasm has no limits, neither age nor sex – this has been approved by the girls at the Blue Tomato Girls Day. Together, they conquered the Blue Tomato Kings Park at Hochkönig past Saturday, on March 25. And even the youngest gals demonstrated that they can easily keep up with the setup.
How sick was that jib-spectacle going down at Seebuck last weekend? Super-motivated guys and girls showed up and fought for cash and goodies for tricks while enjoying the spring-like bluebird.
Badenova Masters Feldberg, one of QParks 2016/17 tour stops, turned to a Shred Poker session due to bad weather, at badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Seebuck, Germany, March 2017.
Is there anything better than chilling at the homebase with other shred heads whilst riding a sweet jib line? No? Well, we’re at one then. Some of the Feldberg locals share this attitude and gathered at Seebuck for some nice collective shredding. It was a beautiful day, the girls and boys were highly motivated – so we sent our media crew to capture the session.
One of many QParks snow parks - badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Germany, March 2017.
A decade of freestyle action at Gastein! Obviously, this calls for a celebration - two highlights mark this special occasion – firstly, the Shred Poker will take place at the park this weekend and, secondly, the crew was carrying out a proper shred fest last week after some massive snowfall and the involved reconstruction works. There certainly was no need for cake or champagne – as the expression “shred fest” already indicates, shredding their park was the crew’s main focus! We’d like to take a look back on the Snowpark Gastein’s 10 years of history and check out current setup in the brand-new video.
8th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 11/03/2017, SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Schilthorn, Switzerland. One meter of fresh powder was challenging the shapers of the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn just before the eighth QParks Tour 2016/17 was about to go down. So they grabbed their shovels and began with the Hercules task of getting the park contest-ready. The effort paid off. On Saturday March 11, 2017 the riders met in the sunny SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn 2,400 meters above sea level to glorify the imposing backdrop with their best tricks.
Another successfull stop of 2016/17 QParks Tour - Oakley Schilthorn Open, at SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Schilthorn, Switzerland, March 2017.
Quiksilver, Inc. today announced that it has changed its corporate name to Boardriders, Inc. (“Boardriders” and the “Company”).
Kitzbühel is certainly one of the ski resorts with the richest history; it is the birthplace of countless ski racers and home of the world’s most dangerous downhill run. And if that isn’t enough, there are also numerous kilometers of slopes, freeride routes and the Snowpark Kitzbühel waiting to be discovered by all the passionate winter sports enthusiasts. Freeskier Lisi Gram and snowboarder Lea Baumschlager take a closer look at the ski mecca in Tyrol from the perspective of the ever-growing female freestyle scene.
Snowboarder Lea Baumschlager and freeskier Lisi Gram are ready to have fun at Snowpark Kitzbühel, Austria, February 2017.
Jesse Mendes (BRA) and Malia Manuel (HAW) have taken out the 2017 Australian Open of Surfing at Manly in some of the best conditions the event has seen in its history. Manly tuned it on for the second WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 event of the year with clean 2-to-3 foot waves for finals day.
The 2017 Australian Open of Surfing Finalists Jesse Mendes (BRA) & Malia Manuel (HAW), at Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
The 2017 Tampa Pro is officially a wrap and was definitely one for the history books. The level of skating that went down during the Semi Final and Final rounds was straight up bananas. The results of this contest have a major impact on the 2017 SLS Season. If you missed the live steam on ETN, then you did not get to witness history in the making. We’ll do our best to recap the important highlights below.
Congrats to Louie Lopez on winning the 2017 Tampa Pro and not only getting a straight shot to the 2017 SLS Nike Skateboarding Super Crown World Championship, but also graduating from an SLS Pick to an SLS Pro at his first event! — with Ishod Wair and Louie Lopez. At Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA.
9th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 18/03/2017, badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Feldberg, Germany. The journey continues and takes the QParks Snowboard Tour family to its next destination – Germany. Park designer Jure Gradic and his crew will roll out a nice Jib setup at the badenova Snowpark Feldberg. Reveal your best tricks and take home nice goodies and prize money in a total value of 1,200 €.
2015/16 QParks Tour stop at badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Feldberg, Germany, February 2016.
Progression, bluebird, barbecue and brilliant vibes - last Saturday, the fourth Girls Shred Session of the season 2016/17 took place at the badenova Snowpark Feldberg. The day was a guarantee for strong progress and plenty of jib action for the #shredqueens in the Schwarzwald area.
QParks Girls Shred Session #4 - badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Germany, 25th February 2017.
Riders as far as you can see – and this was pretty far on this sunny Saturday at Axamer Lizum. An imposing amount of 99 freestylers battled for goodies and prize money at the Gold & Glory. This is not only a visitors record for the new Golden Roofpark, it also tops the numbers of competitors of the QParks Tour 16/17.
Already the title ‘Superpark’ is quite a big deal, as season after season, it has to live up to its name and convince freeskiers and snowboarders again and again. So for this winter, park designer Pavel Stratil came up with some extraordinary setup ideas and creative combo-lines. His special at the end section is meant to delight all shred heads. Just recently, the Blue Tomato team riders tested the final setup 2017. Has it met their expectations? Let’s find out.
Superpark Planai, Schladming, Austria, February 2017.
Yago Dora and Johanne Defay have taken out the 2017 Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro and Anditi Women’s Pro. The WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 events run in conjunction with Newcastle Surfest and were completed today in wind affected 3-to-4 foot waves at Merewether Beach.
Event Finalists Jesse Mendes (BRA), Yago Dora (BRA), Johanne Defay (FRA) and Paige Hareb (NZL) upon the Surfest Podium, at Merewether Beach, Newcastle NSW, Australia.
6th QParks Tour Stop, 19/02/2017, Snowpark Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria. Fantastic weather conditions, plenty of young and heavily motivated riders and the perfectly
shaped Snowpark Kitzbühel - that’s all it took last Sunday to guarantee for a top-notch atmosphere at the Sick Trick Tour Open. Good vibes were especially dominating the female rookie squad leaving their older fellows standing.
A Switzerland-wide novum conquered Pizol last weekend: At Shred Poker, the locals showed off some gnarly tricks, to get as many goodies as possible and 500CHF in cash. At the end of the day, it wasn’t the prizes which were in the focus but rather the fun the riders got from shredding together.
QParks' 2017's 1st Shred Poker sessions at Riderpark Pizol, Switzerland / February.
When the Girls Shred Session took place last Saturday in Mayrhofen, the weather gods were certainly pulling all kinds of tricks – dense fog, snowfall and bright sunshine, you name it. The most memorable sight of the day were the smiles on the girls’ faces, though. The fully packed program for girls only included park coaching, photo and film sessions, having lunch together and the Vans Penken Park’s setup was amazing as usual.
2017's Girls Shred Session #3 at Vans Penken Park Mayrhofen, Austria, February 18.
Perfect bluebird weather and massive amounts of white gold underneath the boards – the photo shoot at the Blue Tomato Kings Park started out great and came to an end with plenty of top-notch footage. The Blue Tomato team riders & friends give you an impression of their day at the royal freestyle playground.
The people of the online world is cheering and gleeing as white smoke arises from the chimneys of the QParks Headquarters. It’s the dawn of a new age, which has humankind ecstasiate. The disciples of shred are awaited by a modern, better, mobile-enabled, virtual home. Alright, enough – The relaunch of qparks.com is finished and here’s what the new website is capable of.
Splendid weather, a superb park, skilled riders and stoked locals. On a Sunday in February, not only the pros were on fire, the Golden Roofpark was packed with avid shred heads.
The Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum, Austria.
On March 11th and 12th 2017, the great Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards final event will go down at the Vans Penken Park in Mayrhofen.
8th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 11/03/2017, SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Schilthorn, Switzerland. On its way through the Alps, the QParks Tour is finally arriving in Switzerland. March 11, 2017 will be the day of honor at the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn. Those snowboarders who convince the judges with their style on the pink & pretty obstacles will head back home with full pockets.