SPoT Black Friday Sale & Free Skating 2017
24/11/2017 - 24/11/2017
El Gato Classic 2018
26/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
Old Man Bowl Jam - Tampa 2018
02/02/2018 - 02/02/2018
FIS Snowboard World Cup - Beijing 2017
24/11/2017 - 25/11/2017
FIS Europa Cup Kaunertal 2017
25/11/2017 - 26/11/2017
FIS Europa Cup - Pitztal 2017
29/11/2017 - 30/11/2017
Men's Hawaiian Pro 2017
12/11/2017 - 24/11/2017
Lynmouth Pro Surf 2017
01/10/2017 - 24/11/2017
Llantwit Pro Surf 2017
Industry and event happenings
...using the deadly force of OCEAN POWERS - artificial wave! Surfing the various clips making their way onto the web this week, a hidden gem came shining through from Alma Surf Culture and The Ministry of Flow. And more of you have to see this.
The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that the WSL Surf Ranch Facility in Lemoore, Central California will host the world’s best surfers as part of the 2018 Championship Tour (CT) calendar.
John John Florence at the Surf Ranch Test event September 2017.
Turbo Dojo is the 20th juicy snow-filled offering from the Absinthe crew and looks to be another truly epic journey. These lads know how to entertain. They also clearly love and live for the ride.
As the biggest rookie contest series in the Alps, the QParks Snowboard Tour will once again live up to its name: At nine stops in four countries, the aspiring rookies gather not only important points for their moves but also first experience in the professional contest business. Under the eyes of internationally experienced judges, they will perform their best tricks – after all it’s also about cash and goodies worth a total of about 15.000€. Also the riders may qualify for the crowning finale – the “Game of Diamonds” – which will go down at Snowpark Obergurgl for the first time.
A special finals day crowned Cole Houshmand (USA) and Kirra Pinkerton (USA) the World Surf League (WSL) Live Like Zander Junior Pro In Memory of Zander Venezia its winners at Soup Bowl. The San Clemente, California, sweep earned both Houshmand and Pinkerton their first-ever Pro Junior wins in amazing fashion. Also, Pinkerton’s win moved her up the rankings to No. 2 and clinched a spot into the World Junior Championships over Samantha Sibley (USA). Conditions proved tricky for competitors as Soup Bowl’s shifting peaks continued to surprise, but the best was saved for last.
Cole Houshmand (USA) (L) and Kirra Pinkerton (USA) (R) earned the honorary first-ever Live Like Zander Junior Pro awards along with their maiden Pro Junior wins at Soup Bowl, Bathsheba, Barbados, November 2017.
Anna Gasser (AUT) and Chris Corning (USA) have prevailed in the 2017-18 FIS Big Air World Cup season's opener which took place in Milan, Italy tonight at the Big Air and the City fest which once again attracted a massive crowd to the EXPerience Park.
Women's Podium at Milan Big Air World Cup with 2nd Katie Ormerod (GBR), 1st Anna Gasser (AUT) and 3rd Sina Candrian (SUI), November 2017, at Experience Milano, Italy.
Quiksilver and Roxy sponsor UKPSA National Junior Surf Championships, Clash of the Groms. This is the final and deciding event on the Nerf Clash of the Groms Series 2017.
The second edition of the World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass came to an end and also this year the Rookies and the Groms were welcomed by the warm Italian temperature at Skipass tradeshow in Modena. The participants had the opportunity to compete on the best urban rail set up in Europe, designed and built by the shapers of F-Tech company based in South Tyrol.
The rookie winners at the World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass, at Modena, Italy, October 2017: 1 Philip Schwan (SUI), 2 Cedric Neff (SUI) & 3 Nick Puenter (SUI).
In 2018, X Games is coming to Sydney, Australia for the first-ever X Games event on Australian soil, featuring Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions at Sydney Olympic Park on Oct. 19-21, 2018.
Medina claims back-to-back event titles in Europe, climbs up to No.2 on the Jeep Leaderboard. Julian Wilson keeps World Title hopes alive with runner-up finish.
WSL Title Showdown goes to Hawaii following Quarterfinal Elimination for John John Florence.
Gabriel Medina of Brazil is chaired up the ebach after winning the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal for the second time in his career at Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal.
Mitchell Davern, winner of Halfpipe Rookie Boys category at 2017 New Zealand Rookie Fest at Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand.
World Snowboarding to replace the World Snowboard Tour
The New Logo
Florence takes Jeep leader jersey from Smith. Fitzgibbons retains frontrunner position heading into final event of season.
The Americans have clinched a second Team Title in the history of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships.
Team USA celebrates their second ISA Junior World Title in three years.
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.