Vans Girls Combi Pool Classic 2017
21/01/2017 - 21/01/2017
Golden Gate Park Race 2017
King of Concrete - Noble Park 2017
28/01/2017 - 28/01/2017
Big Alaska Series - Rail Jam #1 2017
17/01/2017 - 17/01/2017
Freeride Hakuba 4* 2017
13/01/2017 - 18/01/2017
World Rookie Fest, Livigno Italy 2017
14/01/2017 - 19/01/2017
Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series - #9 Sandy Beach 2016
14/01/2017 - 17/01/2017
Rip Curl Australian GromSearch - National Final 2017
16/01/2017 - 18/01/2017
Men's Carve Pro 2017
19/01/2017 - 22/01/2017
Industry and event happenings
QParks Snowboard Tour Stop #2, 07.01.2017, Snowpark Schöneben, Schöneben, Italy. A mighty kicker line and frosty temperatures coupled with some amazing runs – The Battle ROJal 2017 certainly left quite an impression. The riders were pulling off plenty if gnarly tricks in the categories Men, Women and Groms, fighting for the victory in the battle for Schöneben.
All the winners of 2017 Battle ROJal, at Snowpark Schöneben, Italy.
Australian duo Ethan Ewing and Macy Callaghan have capped off their stellar competitive seasons, taking out the World Junior Championship (WJC) in Kiama, NSW. Conditions were not ideal but the world’s best put on an incredible show in the clean 2-foot peaks that were on offer at the stunning Bombo Beach.
(L-R) Macy Callaghan and Ethan Ewing both of Australia are the World Junior Champions with Mahina Maeda of Hawaii the Women's runner-up and Griffin Colapinto of the USA the Men's runner-up at Kiama, NSW, Australia after winning his Round Four Heat on Monday January 9, 2017.
Shred Poker stands for everything that makes an all day long relaxed park session; one feature selected for a collective shred session combined with awesome sounds and free barbecue! If you win over the crowd with your sickest tricks and progression, you won’t just be rewarded with plenty of applause and respect, but above all it’s your chance to bag some of the highly coveted poker chips. You you can trade them in for cash and goodies after each session. Just read on for further information and find out more about the three dates in Italy, Austria and Switzerland!
4th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 28/01/2017, Superpark Planai, Schladming/Austria. The Blue Tomato Plan P enters its next round: Once again, this winter you can let your style speak for yourself and collect some of the highly coveted points for the QParks Snowboard Tour at the Superpark Planai. On January 28th you’re looking forward to a perfectly shaped park, as well as a cash prize and various cool goodies worth a total of 1.200€ - sick tricks and creative lines are guaranteed!
Superpark Planai, Schladming/Austria, home to Blue Tomato Plan P, one of the Qparks Tour Stops, December 2015.
Around the globe, riders have heard the call to be part again to the WSF Banked Slalom World Tour, a celebration of the history of snowboarding.
3rd QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 14/01/2017, Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofen/Austria. In mid-January, all eyes are on your best tricks at the legendary Vans Penken Park! Once again a team of international & professional judges has to decide who will bag the princely cash price of about 1.200€ and which riders will pave their way for a pro career at the second edition of the Penken Battle. In order to guarantee a completely relaxed start, the registration and the catering for all the participating riders will be FREE this day. Read on to find out more.
Initiated last winter, WSF Pro Women quickly became a leading movement in women snowboarding, reeling in the most talented and dedicated female riders to organize and host an event.
2nd QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 07/01/2017, Snowpark Schöneben, Schöneben/Italy. For seven years the QParks Snowboard Tour has been supporting ambitious young shredders on their path to their pro career - the “Battle ROjal” in Schöneben at Reschenpass has been a part of it for the last six years. Thanks to an international team of professional judges and a cash price and goodies worth a staggering 1.200€, exciting contest atmosphere at the Snowpark Schöneben is guaranteed, when it’s time for numerous young riders to compete against each other in a royal battle once again.
What a season kick-off at Betterpark Hochzillertal! More than one hundred riders gathered in the Zillertal on December 17th and 18th to herald the start of the snowpark season with the second Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards tourstop in the first holiday region of the Zillertal. Beside freebie freestyle coachings, also avalanche safety workshops were on top of the agenda for the popular snowboard amateur series. In the freestyle competition, snowboarders from all over Europe were pushing the limits far beyond amateur levels.
Michel Bourez (PYF) has won the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) after defeating Kanoa Igarashi (USA) in the Final.
Michel Bourez (PYF) claimed victory at the 2016 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, at Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii.
Dlamini Dlamini owned the day when Red Bull Unlocked returned to where it all started at Moses Mabhida Stadium, on Sunday 18 December. The Durbanite was a stand-out from the get-out in this, the fourth edition of the event. The event – which in the past was all about 'unlocking a venue' this year featured something of a different format, with the focus being on which rider could 'unlock their creativity' to put together the best line.
Dlamini Dlamini performs a Fakie Kickflip during the Red Bull Unlocked 2016 in Durban, South Africa, on December 18.
Gian Andrea Sutter and Ariane Burri have claimed victory in the last 2016 World Rookie Tour event, staged at the Corvastch Snowpark, Switzerland.
The Girls Shred Sessions enter their 5th season and you can bet it’s going to be a blast because – well is there anything cooler than shredding the park with dozens of like-minded girls? This winter a pepped schedule is waiting for you: teamed up with a bunch of shred sisters you will conquer 5 different parks where you’ll stomp plenty of newly learned moves into the snow with a little help from professional coaches. For information on how to participate just read on and visit the brand-new Girls Shred Session website.
All eyes on Hochzillertal Kaltenbach, now! As every year, the Betterpark Hochzillertal starts into the new season with the Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards just on the last weekend before Christmas! Listen up, freeride fans: the new partner Billabong will be offering freebie avalanche safety workshops on the coaching day! The registration for freestyle, freeride coachings and the open slopestyle contest is still possible until Thursday, 15th of December, 8.00 p.m. Go to www.valleyralley.at and get involved!
Defining Park Terrain Skateboarding Event Series and World Championship Point System Expands for 2017. Vans Park Series, the official International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) World Championship park terrain skateboarding World Tour, builds upon an historic inaugural season with an additional 2017 World Tour stop and the establishment of the first-ever official park terrain skateboarding Continental Championship events for Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europa and Oceania.
Nine years after his first title, Brazilian Phil Rajzman has won the 2016 Jeep World Longboard Championship presented by Wanning. Rajzman overcame Steven Sawyer in the Final, which was held in 3-5 foot waves at the left hand point break of Riyue Bay.
Phil Rajzman (BRA) claims his second World Longboard Title at the 2016 Men's Jeep World Longboard Championship, at Riyue Bay, Hainan Island, China.
Californian Tory Gilkerson has taken out the 2016 Jeep Women’s World Longboard Championship presented by Wanning at the pristine left point of Riyue Bay on the Chinese Island of Hainan. Gilkerson came up against Brazilian longboarding prodigy Chloe Calmon in the Final.
Tory Gilkerson (USA) claims maiden world longboard title at the 2016 Women's Jeep World Longboard Championship, at Riyue Bay, Hainan Island, China.
Black Yeti is very excited to announce the 2017 World Rookie Tour, including his first shows in Kaprun for the legendary World Rookie Finals!
Newly crowned 2016 WSL Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) has won the Maui Women's Pro, the tenth and final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT), after defeating two-time event winner Carissa Moore (HAW) in the Final.
Tyler Wright (AUS), Newly Crowned 2016 WSL Champion, Wins Maui Women’s Pro 2016, at Honolua Bay, Maui/Hawaii.
For seven years the QParks Snowboard Tour has been paving the way for ambitious shred talents from the alpine area to start their pro careers. Owing to the professional & international judges and an impressive cash price of a total of 40.000 €, the biggest amateur contest series of the Alps is the perfect introduction to the world of competition. What’s more, the catering for the riders is FREE from this season onwards. There’s also news on the brand-new QParks Snowboard Tour website, the fresh new look makes the free registration even easier.
In the season of 2016/17, Snowpark Gastein is going “all-in”. You don’t have the perfect poker face quite yet? Now is the time to start working on it! For the very first time “Shred Poker” is taking place and Snowpark Gastein is not going to miss this game. The ace up the snowpark’s sleeve: setup add-ons in the Beginner and Medium Area.
Snowpark Gastein, Austria.
The entrance to the Snowpark Schöneben lies at about 2.340m above sea level – and based on our experience we’ll be getting heaps of snow and plenty of sunny hours at this altitude. As an encore the stunning panoramic view is free! Not only will the park be in perfect shape once again, but it will also feature an entirely new park area. In addition to the renowned QParks Tour Stop, a completely new event will take place this season - the “Shred Poker”! Plus, we will shoot a video report, which will offer an exciting insight into our shape crew’s work.
Snowpark Schöneben, Italy, January 2016.
The two Norwegians Hanne Eilertsen and Markus Olimstad are the proud winners of the Pleasure Jam taking place last Sunday, November 20, for the 14th time on the Dachstein glacier. The two multi obstacles gave the contestants plenty of opportunities for an action-packed jib battle and visitors of the Schladming-Dachstein region witnessed terrific tricks paired with healthy doses of sunshine. Hanne Eilertsen took it all, meaning she also scored the Best Trick Award powered by PortugalSurfCamp, worth 8,000 USD. Her compatriot, Isak Ulstein, reigned supreme in the category Best Trick Men.
Markus Olimstad from Norway competing during the 14th edition of Pleasure Jam 2016 at Superpark Dachstein, Schladming-Dachstein region, Austria.
Global group of skateboarders embark on journey to the 'untouched country'.
Korahn Gayle performs an 'ollie' during the filming of the project 'Myanmar-The Golden Skate Odyssey' Mount Popa, Mandalay Region, Myanmar, January 22, 2016.
Corvatsch is ready to host the second edition of the Corvatsch Rookie Fest scheduled from 15th to 18th December 2016. Following last year’s success, the World Rookie Tour stop will go down in Switzerland at the amazing Corvatsch Snowpark.
Dashawn Jordan won the 2016 Tampa Am contest with a score of 92 for his third run. Jordan was the top qualifier going into the Finals and carried over his momentum from the Semis. In his final run, he landed all the tricks he’d been doing all day long, but with the style and flair that defines a Tampa Am winning run.
The winner of the 23rd annual Tampa AM Dashawn Jordan, at Skatepark of Tampa, Florida, USA.
Anna Gasser (AUT) and Marcus Kleveland (NOR) have kicked off the 2016-17 FIS Snowboard World Cup season in style winning the big air event in Milan (ITA) in front of a stellar crowd and on a perfectly prepared venue site.
Congratulations to the the top 3 women and men of the Milan Big Air! Men: 2nd Seppe Smits (BEL), 1st Marcus Kleveland (NOR), 3rd Mark McMorris (CAN), women: 2nd Hailey Langland (USA), 1st Anna Gasser (AUT) and 3rd Sarka Pancochova (CZE), at EXPerience Park, Milan, Italy.
TTR Pro Snowboarding (TTR), established in 2002, is proud to announce a major change for the upcoming 2017 World Snowboard Tour (WST) season.
The Dolomites strongly shape the impressive landscape of South Tyrol and it’s these massive summits which surround the Snowpark Alta Badia, forming a uniquely beautiful alpine setting. Soon, the winter sun will be shining onto the white glistening peaks again, the yearning for snow will finally be satisfied and a new season at the sunniest of snowparks in the Dolomites will kick off.
Snowpark Alta Badia, Italy, December 2013.
Soon, we will be kicking off the second season for the female-only shape crew of quattro Snow Park Obergurgl! The venture of the very first park being shaped exclusively by freestyle-savvy female hands has been such a big success that there was no doubt about round two at all. Another Girls Shred Session is thus of course part of the season 2016/17’s bejewelled entertainment program, as well as the “SNOWHOW Kids’ Day” again kindle kids of all genders with the spirit of freestyle.