Grind for Life Series at New Smyrna 2018
24/02/2018 - 24/02/2018
Mano a Mano: A Woodward Mini-Ramp Game of SKATE 2018
27/02/2018 - 27/02/2018
24th Tampa Pro 2018
02/03/2018 - 04/03/2018
New Hampshire Series - Gunstock - Slopestyle #4 2018
23/02/2018 - 23/02/2018
Nock'N'Rock, Turracher Hohe 2018
Great Lakes Snow Series - Boyne Highlands - Slopestyle #5 2018
Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu, Event 10 - Clifton Beach, TAS 2018
Cape Classic – Tauranga Bay, Westport 2018
23/02/2018 - 24/02/2018
Women's Grandstand Sports Clinic Women's Pro 2018
19/02/2018 - 25/02/2018
Industry and event happenings
Approaching fast! The 3rd stage of ZVR at Penken Park Mayrhofen, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen : 10.-11. March 2018
QParks are celebrating their birthday and you are invited! A massive party with “Common Shred” and a packed program is waiting for you on April 7, at the Axamer Lizum near Innsbruck.
Go get a red pen and mark February 24, 2018 in your calendars, because on this day the Nocky Mountains will be rocked during the Nock’n’Rock at the Snowpark Turracher Höhe. At the 6th stop of the QParks Tour there is going to be sick contest action, sweet goodies and prize money. Real shreadheads shouldn’t miss out on that!
Nock'N'Rock in February 2017, one of the stops of 2016/17 QParks Snowboard Tour, at snowpark Turracher Höhe, Austria.
The Shred Poker season started with a real banger! At Snowpark Ehrwalder Alm, the riders gave everything to receive the highly desired poker chips and to swap these for cash and goodies. The result was a day full of steezy moves, smooth beats and a massive BBQ!
A whole bunch of motivated riders from lots of different countries, a perfectly shaped contest line and loads of prize cash and goodies: Stop number four of the QParks Snowboard Tour seemed to have everything a rad contest needs. Just the weather was a real deal breaker. But heavy fog wouldn´t stop the riders from having a nice session at the park.
22 year old Brazilian earns career-first Big Wave Tour victory. Kemper overtakes Lenny on Big Wave Rankings. Hawaii surfers hold top four spots on BWT leaderboard.
Lucas Chianca (BRA) earned his career-first Big Wave Tour victory at the Nazaré Challenge on 11th Feb.
“If you dream to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts from World Rookie Tour” and some of current pro snowboarders know it very well. This year 11 World Rookie Tour famous riders will participate to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, where they will impress the public with their talent and their skills.
Roope Tonteri (FIN)- 2010 World Rookie Champion
Snowfall, cold temperatures and bad visibility? Even these kinds of conditions don’t hinder real shred queens from shredding the park! Last Saturday, the Blue Tomato Girls Day went down at Superpark Planai. About 35 motivated shred sistas gathered at the park in order to go for some runs and talk shop together while working on their progression.
On Saturday 3rd Feb 2018, the Blue Tomato Girls Day went down at Superpark Planai.
The World Rookie Tour is having success not only among riders in Europe, but also in other continents. The Black Yeti arrives in the United States where will take place for the time three World Rookie Tour events: the USASA Grom Fest Keystone, the USASA Grom Fest Breckenridge and the Mammoth Rev Tour Rookie Fest in amazing resorts and snowparks. The winners of these contests will be able to partecipate to the World Rookie Finals at Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See Kaprun, in Austria, whereas the other riders will have the opportunity to gain points for the World Rookie Rank.
Josh Moniz, 21, claimed the Volcom Pipe Pro today in exceptional, all-time conditions at Pipeline after overcoming a stacked Final heat that included a perfect 10-point ride from former event winner and Pipe prodigy Jamie O’Brien (HAW). This marks the ninth event of the Volcom Pipe Pro history, a World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 event, and Moniz takes the fifth win to join the elite list of warrior winners that also includes 2x World Champion John John Florence (HAW), 11x World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and Australian Soli Bailey.
Josh Moniz hoists the warrior helmet as winner of the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro, at Haleiwa, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, February 2018.
The all-female-shape crew guarantees lots of girl power in Obergurgl on a daily basis – but last Saturday the crew around park designer Francine was able to welcome even more girls to the parks: The first Girls Shred Session of this winter went down in Obergurgl. It was a bluebird day with coaching and even more progression.
Motivated Shred Queens, perfect setup and great weather: That was this year's Girls Shred Session at Snowpark Obergurgl!
Stunning weather, an awesome park, highly motivated riders and excited videographers and photographers. Those would be the ingredients of choice for a perfect film and photo shooting on the mountain. Last weekend we were lucky enough to find exactly these conditions at Snowpark Alpendorf in St. Johann im Pongau.
The first time was extra sweet: That’s why the QParks Tour is stopping by again at the Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum and with Gold & Glory it brings another freestyle highlight right into the Closest Ride from Innsbruck. On February 10, motivated riders will shred for prize cash, goodies and worthy points for various rankings.
On February 3, 2018, it’s time for contest action again: The 3rd stop of the QParks Tour will go down at the Penken Park Mayrhofen! At the Penken Battle, men, women and groms can collect valuable tour points for their moves, as well as cool goodies and cash up properly. You really shouldn’t miss out on this event!
First class contest, new beats and fresh powder for the 2nd stage at Zillertal Arena.
Tory Gilkerson's Gold in the Women's Division, Tony Silvagni's Bronze, and Kevin Skvarna's Copper in the Men's Division Take USA to Team Gold. Hawaii's Kai Sallas continues dominance in China, earns Men's Gold. Natsumi Taoka makes history, earns first ISA Longboard Medal for Japan with Copper in Women's Division.
Baldur Vilhelmsson wins the 13th edition of DEEJAY Xmasters World Rookie Fest
Going down this Saturday - motivated girls there's still time to register!
Girls Shred Session Obergurgl
This winter season could barely be any better: loads of snow and highly motivated shape crews who let the parks grow faster than a speeding bullet. The only thing that is missing, to make this great season a perfect one, is the start of the Shred Poker sessions! This year there will be 5 stops in 5 different snowparks. Show us your sweetest moves and bag some cash and goodies!
The Black Yeti is happy to announce that the video of the 2017 World Rookie Shooting is finally online!
Riders at 2017 World Rookie Shooting.
Livigno and Mottolino Snowpark welcomed over 100 competitors from 11 different Nations aged 9 to 18, competing in this year DEEJAY Xmasters World Rookie Fest.
DEEJAY Xmasters World Rookie Fest, Mottolino Snowpark, Livigno, Italy, January 2018.
Eight Special Olympics Athletes Paired with X Games Teammates for Live Streamed Unified Snowboard Race at X Games Aspen 2018
Every surfer experiences a powerful connection to the ocean, but...
Opening Ceremony to inaugurate first edition of the event in China on Friday
The 2013 ISA Longboard Junior Champion and 2017 WSL Champion, Honolua Blomfield (HAW), will go for her first Gold in the open women's division when competition commences on Saturday.
Last weekend a whole bunch of riders from a whole bunch of different countries competed with each other at the Blue Tomato Plan P. With bluebird, a sweet contest line, fine sounds, BBQ and a cake, the Planai hosted one big freestyle party last Saturday.
We had a blast!
Taking part in the World Rookie Tour not only means to compete against the best riders coming from different nations, but it also means to have the chance to win prestigious awards! Therefore the Black Yeti is happy to announce that this year the winner of the World Rookie Finals that will be held in Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria from the 10th to the 15th April 2018, will be rewarded with an invitation to participate to one of the best event ever: the X Games Norway 2018!
The first stop of the QParks Tour at the Snowpark Schöneben was planned to be one big freestyle party, as there was enough to celebrate: 15 years QParks, the beginning of the tour and last, but not least the brilliant work of the shapecrew, that managed to build a sweet contest line even though it dropped masses of fresh pow the days before. Only the weather seemed to be in a bad mood, but that didn´t stop anyone from partying.
Battle Rojal switches to jibbing in foggy conditions at Snowpark Schoeneben.
Here we go! On to the next Billabong presents: Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards event at Zillertal Arena! On January 20th and 21st, the Actionpark Kreuzwiese in Zell am Ziller will stage the second tourstop of Austria´s most popular Snowboard Amateur Series. The registration for freebie freestyle coachings and open slopestyle contest is open.
One of the competitors during 2015/2016 Zillertal Välley Rälley tour at Zillertal Arena, Zell am Ziller, Austria, January 2016.
Finn McGill (HAW) and Vahine Fierro (PYF) have taken out the 2017 WSL Men’s and Women’s Jeep World Junior Championship in Kiama NSW. The final day saw 28 heats run and history made with bumpy 3-to-4 foot waves on offer at Bombo Beach.
The 2017 WSL Jeep World Junior Championship finalists from left to right: Joh Azuchi (JPN), men's champion Finn McGill (HAW), women's champion Vahine Fierro (PYF) & Summer Macedo (HAW), at Bombo Beach, Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, January 2018.
On January 13 you won’t have a plan a. There’s only a Plan P, because the QParks Tour is in town and the Superpark Planai will once again host the Blue Tomato Plan P! Show your style and win worthy points for the Tour, tons of sweet goodies and massive prize cash. Get ready for the finest contest action in the Schladming-Dachstein Region!
Superpark Planai, Schladming/Austria, February 2017.