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
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.
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.
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.
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.
John John Florence (HAW), 24, today clinched the 2016 World Surf League (WSL) Title in dramatic fashion with a victory at the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal in Peniche, marking the first time a Hawaiian has held the men’s world surfing crown since the late Andy Irons (HAW) in 2004.
John John Florence (HAW) is the 2016 WSL World Champion and the winner of Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal, at Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal.
In the final, most anticipated Pro Junior event of the season, Noa Mizuno (Kuliouou, Oahu) and Mahina Maeda (Sunset Beach, Oahu) captured the win at the Turtle Bay Resort Pro Junior, the last World Surf League (WSL) Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) of the year.
Noa Mizuno (HAW) won the Turtle Bay Resort Pro Junior, at North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii.
In a hard-fought Roxy Pro France Semifinal duel with three-time World Champion Carissa Moore, Courtney Conlogue's valiant campaign to send the title race to Maui came to its conclusion, when she was unable to match the powerful Hawaiian's backhand attack in wally lefts.
The 2016 World Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) with her Trophy, at Roxy Pro France, at Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, on October 12. Congratulations, Tyler!
Courtney Conlogue (USA) has won the Cascais Women’s Pro, Stop No. 8 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after defeating Tyler Wright (AUS) in the Final in clean 5 foot (1.5 metre) surf at the back-up site of Guincho.
Courtney Conlogue (USA) chaired after winning the 2016 Cascais Women's Pro, at Praia De Guincho, Cascais, Portugal.
The final day of competition at the World Surf League (WSL) RVCA Pro Junior presented by Jack’s Surfboards crowned hometown hero Tyler Gunter (USA) the 2016 Champion in continued, immaculate four-to-six foot conditions at 56th Street Jetty of Newport Beach, California.
The finalists of the RVCA Pro Junior presented by Jack's Surfboards: (L to R) Fourth-place: Micky Clarke (USA), Third-place: Jake Marshall (USA), Runner-up: Nolan Rapoza (USA), and 2016 Champion: Tyler Gunter (USA), Newport Beach, California, USA.
Jordy Smith (ZAF) and Tyler Wright (AUS) claimed victory today at the Hurley Pro and Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles, Stops No. 8 and 7 respectively, on the World Surf League (WSL) Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour (CT) in three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at the famed cobblestone break of Lower Trestles.
(left to right) Tyler Wright winner of the Swatch Women's Pro Trestles, 6x WSL World Champion Stephanie Gilmore runner-up in the Swatch Women's Pro Trestles, Joel Parkinson runner-up in the Hurley Pro Trestles (all Australian) and Jordy Smith of South Africa the winner of the Hurley Pro Trestles celebrate their achievements on stage on Wednesday September 14, 2016.
After a thrilling day of competition run in stellar conditions yesterday, the stage had been set for what was guaranteed to be a finals day to remember with no shortage of frothing grommets flooding down to the beach to get amongst all the action of the Billabong Parko Grom Stomp presented by Flight Centre.
The participants of the 2016 Billabong Parko Grom Stomp presented by Flight Centre, at Caloundra, Queensland, Australia.
Kelly Slater (USA) has won the Billabong Pro Tahiti after defeating John John Florence (HAW) in the Final in eight-to-ten foot surf at Teahupo’o. The final day of competition at Stop No. 7 of 11 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) has been treated to incredible performances by the world’s best surfers, culminating with Slater’s win. The Final day saw 35 barrels ridden between the two finalists.
The victorious Kelly Slater (USA) after he scores a perfect heat with two ten point rides in Heat two of Round 5, winning the Billabong Pro Tahiti for the fifth time in his career and earns the A.I. Award, at Teahupo'o, Tahiti, French Polynesia on Tuesday August 23 2016.
The 2016 Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Banzai Bowls regional qualifying season has come to an end, as the fourth and final stop wrapped up over the weekend at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC. With contestable conditions being a major concern, a surprising waist-to-chest high swell greeted competitors with glassy conditions all day long as clean peaks were offered on a legit Outer Banks sand bar.
The four champions of stop #4 of the 2016 Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Banzai Bowls, at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, North Carolina. From the left: Caroline Marks, Elijah Fox, Crosby Colapinto & Blayr Barton. Well done all!
After eight days of world-class Surfing competition at the 2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games in Playa Jacó, Costa Rica, Team Peru has emerged victorious and earned the Team Gold Medal and coveted Fernando Aguerre World Team Trophy.
Team Peru celebrates after winning the 2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games, their second title in three years (2014 & 2016), at Jaco Beach, Costa Rica, August 14.
Surfing and Skateboarding have gained Olympic inclusion and therefore will make their debut at the 2020 Olympic Games to take place in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9. It has been decided yesterday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Rio de Janeiro for these two sports, along with sport climbing, karate and baseball/softball, to be added to the Olympic program.
In an event dominated by the international invitees, Mega Semadhi was the lone local Indonesian surfer to reach the final of the 2016 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang. But when the final horn sounded, it was Mega who came out on top, claiming his second title in the past three times the Ultimate Tuberiding Contest has been held.
Padang local Mega Semadhi on top of the 2016 Rip Curl Cup podium for the second time in three years, at Padang Padang, Bali.
Luis Diaz (CNY) and Caroline Marks (USA) have won the World Surf League (WSL) Vans US Open of Surfing Pro Junior in two-to-four foot (0.5 - 1.5 meter) conditions at the Huntington Beach Pier.
Luis Diaz of CNY (left) and Caroline Marks of USA (right) after becoming the winners of the 2016 Vans US Open of Surfing Pro Junior, at Huntington Beach, California, on July 30.
Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) claimed victory today at the Vans US Open of Surfing in front of a capacity crowd on the Southside of the Huntington Beach Pier in three-to-five foot (1 - 1.5 meter) waves as she prevailed at Stop No. 6 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT).
Tatiana Weston-Webb of HAW not far from becoming the women's champion at the 2016 Vans US Open of Surfing on Sunday July 31, at Huntington Beach, California.
Three-time WSL Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) has won the J-Bay Open, stop No. 6 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), defeating John John Florence (HAW) in an exciting Final in three-to-four foot (1 metre) surf at Jeffreys Bay.
Mick's 2016 J-Bay victory is his 22nd on the Championship tour.
Lander Davila (EUK), 18, and Teresa Bonvalot (PRT), 16, have won the Junior Pro Espinho in fun two-to-three foot waves in front of a building crowd. Competition resumed before lunchtime to complete the final four heats remaining on finals day.
The champions of the 2016 Junior Pro Espinho, Lander Davila (EUK) and Teresa Bonvalot (PRT), enjoying their trophies at Praia de Baia, Portugal.
Gabriel Medina (BRA), 2014 WSL Champion, claimed an emphatic victory today at the Fiji Pro, besting current Jeep WSL FrontrunnerMatt Wilkinson (AUS) in solid 10-to-12 foot (3 - 3.5 metre) surf at the world-renowned Cloudbreak.
The champion Gabriel Medina of Brasil (left) and runner up Matt Wilkinson of Australia (right) during prize giving at the 2016 Fiji Pro, at Cloudbreak, Tavarua.
After two days of intense action, Red Bull Cape Fear has come to a close for 2016, with 18-year-old South Coast surfer Russell Bierke the last man standing.
Russell Bierke becomes the best big wave surfer of 2016 Red Bull Cape Fear, at Botany Bay, Sydney.
The first stop of the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Banzai Bowls returned once again to the South Side of Huntington Beach Pier. The surf on the opening day of competition offered pumping 4-5 foot glassy peaks for competitors as a declining swell shifted into the final rounds on Sunday.
Parker Cohn, the winner of the 16/Under division at the 2016 Rip Curl North American GromSearch at Huntington Beach, California.
Johanne Defay (FRA) has claimed victory today at The Fiji Women’s Pro, Stop No. 5 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT), besting reigning three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) in six-to-eight foot (2 - 2.5 metre) surf at Cloudbreak.
The champion Johanne Defay (FRA) (left) and the runner up Carissa Moore (HAW) receiving their prizes at The 2016 Fiji Women's Pro, 5th stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour in Tavarua, Fiji.
John John Florence (HAW) has claimed victory today at the Oi Rio Pro, Stop No. 4 of 11 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, besting rookie Jack Freestone (AUS) in punchy four-to-six foot (1.5 - 2 metre) waves at Postinho.
John John Florence (HAW) with his trophy after winning Samsung Galaxy's Oi Rio Pro 2016, at Barra Da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
A heated final day at the Oi Rio Women’s Pro, the fourth stop on the Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, saw Tyler Wright (AUS) claim victory at Barra da Tijuca, Brazil, defeating Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)in a hard-fought Final.
The victorious Tyler Wright at 2016 Oi Rio Women's Pro, Barra Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After a dominant performance throughout the World Surf League (WSL) Australasia Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) Central Coaster Macy Callaghan has been crowned 2016 JQS Women’s Champion.
Macy Callaghan taking home the 2016 Australasia Junior Qualifying Series Women's Trophy, at Coolangatta, QLD.
The 2016 World Surf League (WSL) Australasia Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) Champion has officially been announced as Ethan Ewing. Ewing had a stellar JQS season taking wins in four events of the seven on the calendar.
Ethan Ewing taking home the 2016 Australasia JQS Men's Trophy, Coolangatta, QLD.
The search is over! Nolan Rapoza (USA) and Brisa Hennessy (HAW) were crowned champions at the 2016 Rip Curl GromSearch International Final, Ala Moana Bowls, Hawaii. Congratulations to both.
Congratulations to Brisa Hennessy and Nolan Rapoza, the 2016 champions of the Rip Curl GromSearch Final at Ala Moana Bowls, Hawaii.