Empire Am Getting Paid - The Boardr Am Finals 2017
28/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
Weak Excuse Skate Comp And Rock Show - Adelaide 2017
30/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
Zumiez Best Foot Forward - Seattle, WA - Finals 2017
Airtime Minipipe World Champs - Cardrona 2017
Co-Pele Snowboard Jib Session - Banska Bystrica 2017
30/09/2017 - 01/10/2017
New Zealand Freeski and Snowboard Junior National Championships - Cardrona 2017
02/10/2017 - 06/10/2017
Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival
29/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
Men's Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup 2017
24/09/2017 - 30/09/2017
VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship 2017
23/09/2017 - 01/10/2017
Industry and event happenings
Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Silvana Lima (BRA) have claimed victory today at the Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro at Trestles in three-to-four foot (1 - 1.2 metre) waves at the famed cobblestone break of Lower Trestles.
Brazil's Silvana Lima and Filipe Toledo have won the 2017 Swatch Pro and Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles, San Clemente, California, USA, on September 15.
The Freeride World Tour returns in 2018 with 45 riders, 4 categories, 3 continents, 5 stops with 2 new destinations! It’s gonna be an epic winter season!!
The finals of the Snowboard Halfpipe provided an exciting finish to the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ World Cup schedule at Cardrona Alpine Resort today.
Chloe Kim (USA) and her winning performance during halfpipe World Cup finals at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ at Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort, Wanaka, New Zealand, on September 8, 2017.
The 2017 GromSearch Series will continue the third stop in the next few weeks on 16-17 September 2017 in Pererenan, Canggu, Bali. More than 50 ripping young surfers from Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Phillippines and Thailand are already registered and ready to compete in an exciting, safe and friendly environment.
Jamie Anderson (USA) and Marcus Kleveland (NOR) have prevailed in the Slopestyle World Cup opener which took place down under as part of the Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand staged in Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort, New Zealand this Monday.
Women's Slopestyle Podium at the 2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ/FIS Snowboard World Cup. From left: Miyabi Onitsuka from Japan (2nd), Jamie Anderson from USA (1st) and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott from New Zealand (3rd). At Cardrona Ski Resort, Wanaka New Zealand, September 4.
One by one, the Element Make It Count finalists arrived on the Gold Coast; a perfect winter’s day, sun and blue sky.
The Element Australia and New Zealand skate teams lead by Team Manager’s Leigh Bolton and Scott Lai had a crew of over 15 skaters who welcomed Rowan Davis (Newcastle), Adam Davies (Melbourne), Keanu Peina (Perth), Cody Riley (Sydney) and Matthieu Lucas (Christchurch) into the Element family.
Keanu Peina wins the Australian and New Zealand ticket for Make It Count 2017, at Precinct Skate Shop, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Indonesian prodigy Rio Waida (IDN) has taken out the 2017 Hello Pacitan Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 event in pumping waves at Watu Karung in East Java. In it’s first year as a WSL event, Watu Karung didn’t disappoint with intense barreling 3-to-6 foot waves on offer throughout the competition window.
Rio Waida (IDN) riding the tube to victory at 2017 Hello Pacitan Pro, at Watu Karung, West Java, Indonesia, on Saturday 19th August.
The official park terrain skateboarding series, Vans Park Series Continental Championships has landed in Asia for the first time, open to all from the region to qualify to the World Championships.
Kihana Ogawa (left) wins the Women’s division at Vans Park Series Asia Continental Championships 2017, followed by Sky Brown (middle) and Sakura Yosozumi (right), at East coast park Skatepark, Singapore city, Singapore, August 19.
On August 13, SLS rolled into Chicago for the first US stop of the 2017 SLS Nike SB World Tour. It was also the final chance for SLS pros to clinch the four remaining spots to skate in the 2017 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, with Nyjah Huston, Louie Lopez, Shane O’Neill, and Kelvin Hoefler already holding down four of the eight spots. With stakes this high, we knew we were in for a heavy contest!
Dashawn Jordan and his winning performance at 2017 SLS Nike SB World Tour stop in Chicago, at UIC Pavilion, Chicago, USA, August 13.
Julian Wilson (AUS) claimed victory today at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Stop No. 7 of 11 on the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after defeating Gabriel Medina (BRA) in the Final. A full day of competition witnessed intense action from the remaining competitors as they battled through 15 heats in six-to-seven foot (1.8 - 2 metre) surf at Teahupo’o.
Julian Wilson of Australia (pictured), claimed his first event victory of the year at the Billabong Pro Tahiti by defeating Gabriel Medina of Brazil in the final at Teahupo’o, Tahiti, French Polynesia, on Sunday August 13, 2017. The result moves Wilson into No.5 position on the Jeep Leaderboard going into the next event.
Sage Erickson (USA) and Kanoa Igarashi (USA) claimed victory today at the Vans US Open of Surfing in two-to-four foot (0.5 - 1 metre) waves on the southside of the Huntington Beach Pier. A capacity crowd witnessed Erickson clinch the win at Stop No. 6 of 10 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) and Igarashi take out the Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 event.
Californians Kanoa Igarashi (USA) and Sage Erickson (USA) celebrate their wins at the Vans US Open of Surfing 2017, at Huntington Beach, CA, USA, August 6.
Vans Park Series World Championships Final Men’s lineup decided! The action at the Vans Pro Park was at an all-time high as 20 of the world’s best park terrain skateboarders battled it out in the final global qualifier of the 2017 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour.
Men's Podium at the 2017 Vans Park Series Huntington Beach Global Qualifier, August 5 - 3rd CJ Collins (USA), 1st Tom Schaar (USA) & 2nd Ben Hatchell (USA).
Vans Park Series Women’s Global Qualifier Determines Final World Championships Advancing Field and Current VPS Women’s World Champion Brighton Zeuner Dominates Huntington Beach Stop.
The women's podium at 2017 Vans Pro Skate Park Series Qualifier at Huntington Beach, California, USA: Bryce Wettstein (2nd), Brighton Zeuner (1st), Nora Vasconcellos (3rd).
The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu will continue to support and nurture Australian surfing’s future champions with an expanded ten-event series announced today.
After four of the most incredible days of competition this year, the Corona Open J-Bay came to a remarkable conclusion in pumping surf at Supertubes on Thursday, with Filipe Toledo taking the win in firing, eight-foot rights. This 2017 edition of this classic event, with all the drama, upsets and unbelievable performances, will undoubtedly lock it into the history books as one of the best J-Bay has ever seen.
Filipe Toledo of Brazil (in blue) took victory in the final of the Corona Open J-Bay in pumping Supertubes, at Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa, on Wednesday July 19, 2017, after defeating Frederico Morais of Portugal (in red).
The inaugural X Games Minneapolis came to an explosive end on Sunday as 27,000 fans packed U.S. Bank Stadium to cheer on the world’s premiere action sports athletes. With finals for the Fruit for the Loom BMX Dirt, Toyota Men’s Skateboard Park, Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick and the gravity-defying Real Cost Moto X Quarterpipe High Air followed by a spine-tingling performance by legendary local music act Atmosphere, Sunday was one for the books.
Tom Schaar (USA) (left - 2nd spot), Alex Sorgente (USA) (middle - winner) and Cory Juneau (USA) (right - 3rd spot) at the medal ceremony for Toyota Men's Skateboard Park during X Games Minneapolis 2017, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, USA, July 16.
The competitive snowboard season 2016/17 is behind us. It was filled with amazing moments of progression, creativity, consistency and upsets. Riders travelled the globe to compete at Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air events, always collecting WSPL points. Today we are crowning the 2016/17 WSPL Champions.
Anna Gasser, the 2017 Slopestyle WSPL (The World Snowboarding Points List) Champion.
On day three of the X Games Minneapolis 2017 Elliot Sloan took the first gold in America's Navy Skateboard Big Air, rookie Kelvin Hoefler upset in Monster Energy Men's Skateboard Street, and Brighton Zuener became the youngest athlete to win an X Games medal taking gold in Women’s Skateboard Park.
Elliot Sloan takes home the gold medal in America's Navy Skateboard Big Air during X Games Minneapolis 2017, July 15, at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, USA.
Day two of X Games Minneapolis saw a crowd of 32,000 enthusiastic fans gather at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the world's premier action sports athletes battle it out for X Games gold. Action included the BMX Street Final, Women's Skate Street Final, The Real Cost BMX Big Air and the crowd favorite, Pacifico Moto X Freestyle Final.
Aori Nishimura (Japan) won the gold medal in Women's Skateboard Street at X Games Minneapolis 2017, July 14, at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, USA.
With fanfare across the state of Minnesota, X Games Minneapolis made its anticipated debut today with athletes from around the world competing in the Fruit of the Loom Skateboard and BMX Vert Finals as well as the Harley-Davidson Flat Track Race.
The skateboard vert podium with the winner Moto Shibata (JPN - middle), 2nd Jimmy Wilkins (USA - left) and 3rd Mitchie Brusco (USA - right), the three best riders of Fruit of the Loom Skateboard Vert at X Games Minneapolis 2017, July 13, at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, USA.
Jordy Smith (ZAF) won the Ballito Pro pres. by Billabong in front of a packed beach of partisan spectators, defeating powerful Brazilian Willian Cardoso (BRA) in a pulsating final to add the 2017 event title to his previous victory in 2010.
World No.3 Jordy Smith of South Africa (pictured left) claimed the title of Ballito Pro Champion for the second time in his career after defeating Willian Cardoso of Brazil (right) in an exciting final at Willard Beach, Ballito, South Africa, on July 8, 2017.
Claiming victory for his first-ever performance at the legendary Hastings Skatepark in Vancouver, Brazilian star Pedro Barros annihilated the park course, sending the capacity crowds wild with staggering airs, fantastic speed, and countless trick after trick combinations. Barros’ Canada victory marks his second event win on the 2017 VPS Men’s Pro Tour season.
The podium at the 2017 Vans Park Series Men's Pro Tour in Vancouver: Karl Berglind (2nd), Pedro Barros (the champ) & Tom Schaar (3rd), at Hastings Skatepark, Vancouver, Canada.
The annual Billabong junior competition series is back; and for its 2017 edition, it’s grown bigger and better! Previously known as Billabong Grommet Attack, the competition series is now renamed to Billabong Bloodlines Series - Bali.
Introduced in 2016, the SSA Park and Pipe Series brings together five competitive events that have been running independently of each other for many years. Through international sanctioning with the Association of Free Ski Professionals (AFP), the World Snowboard Tour (WST), and the International Ski Federation (FIS), the series supports a comprehensive national competition pathway where every athlete registered for the series will be added to the World Ranking lists.
On Saturday, SLS rolled into Olympic Park in Munich, Germany. A Sold Out crowd was on hand to watch the best skaters in the world battle it out at the first arena stop of the 2017 SLS Nike SB World Tour. Those that were present and watched the live webcast on ETN were able to witness what proved to be one of the best SLS contests in history.
Best three riders of the Munich stop of 2017 SLS Nike SB World Tour: Nyjah Huston (1st - middle), Yuto Horigome (2nd - right) & Carlos Ribeiro (3rd - left), at Munich Olympic Park, Germany, June 2017.
The 2017 Junior Pro Espinho culminated today with the finals surfed in excellent two-to-three foot surf at the iconic praia de Baia in Northern Portugal. Surfers put on an incredible show in the rippable surf and kept everyone on the beach entertained all day.
Teresa Bonvalot (right) and Marco Mignot (left) won the 2017 Junior Pro Espinho, at Praia de Baia, Porto, Northern Portugal.
Wall to wall sunshine and consistent dream like waves? That’s what contest organisers order, and so very rarely get, so this weekends Rip Curl GromSearch at Croyde Bay in North Devon, in association with Goldcoast Oceanfest and organised by Surfing England, was one to remember.
Matt Wilkinson (AUS) has won the Outerknown Fiji Pro, Stop No. 5 on the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after an action-packed Finals Day that saw the world’s best surfers battle in pumping waves at Cloudbreak.
Matt Wilkinson of Australia is the winner of the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro after defeating rookie Connor O’Leary (AUS) in the final in excellent Cloudbreak conditions. The win sees Wilkinson move into No.1 place on the JEEP Leaderboard and claim the JEEP Leaders yellow jersey today Thursday 15 June, 2017, at Cloudbreak, Tavarua/Namotu, Fiji.
On June 9-10, the world’s top athletes took over Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho to secure their invitations to X Games Minneapolis. Athletes competed in three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. Over 7,000 fans witnessed six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes and four Women’s skateboarders punch their tickets to Minneapolis.
Tom Schaar topped the Podium en Route to X Games Minneapolis, at Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho, USA.
The World Surf League (WSL) Los Cabos Open of Surf crowned Silvana Lima (BRA), Che Allan (BRB), and Summer Macedo (HAW) its 2017 champions after a marathon event was completed in remaining two-to-three foot waves. An incredible day of action from an all Championship Tour (CT) affair in the women’s Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 event and big performances from the juniors made it entertaining for all watching. The fifth annual Los Cabos Open of Surf witnessed some of the best conditions in years throughout the event and, despite some inconsistency today, provided plenty of opportunity for competitors to showcase their talents.
Silvana Lima (BRA) (left - women's QS event), Che Allan (BRB) (centre - men's junior event), and Summer Macedo (HAW) (right - women's junior event) claimed massive wins in beautiful San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, at the fifth annual Los Cabos Open of Surf, June 2017.