Skatefest Kiama - NSW 2020
7/10/2020 - 7/13/2020
Transylvania Downhill - Freeride 2k20 - Pasul Vulcan 2020 - POSTPONED
7/13/2020 - 7/16/2020
Titus Girls Camp - Munster 2020
7/12/2020 - 7/17/2020
Redlands Cup - Thredbo 2020
7/13/2020 - 7/13/2020
Gilson Summer Snow Day - Winfield, PA 2020
7/25/2020 - 7/25/2020
Freestyle SandSnow - Ica, Peru 2020
7/26/2020 - 7/26/2020
Men's Vans Surf Open Acapulco by Corona 2020 - TENTATIVE
International Surf Film Festival d'Anglet 2020
Clash of the Groms - Glassing monkey UK Schools Surf Championships - Fistral Beach 2020 - TBC
7/13/2020 - 7/14/2020
Industry and event happenings
After a very successful inaugural series of three Grom Patrol events in 2019, Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol Camp and Comp is back again but with five weekend events planned for 2020. Certainly this year’s Grom Patrol will a bit different from last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, but it will continue to have a high level of fun and value for the young up-and-coming groms of Bali.
Groms who participated in last year's Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol Camp and Comp, that took place in Bali in July 2019 and consisted of 3 events.
Eleven of Australia’s iconic competitive male surfers will open up old battle scars in an innovative three month, 13 consecutive episode TV series set to air on Channel Nine from 12 pm on Saturday the 8th August 2020.
Josh Kerr during his two-hour heat at Duranbah.
Winter Games NZ is the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest snow sports event. Traditionally it welcomes the world’s best skiers and snowboarders to compete in the opening of the FIS Park and Pipe World Cup season and The North Face Frontier, a Freeride World Qualifying Tour 4* & 2* event. This year that can’t happen, so rather than let the event lapse Winter Games NZ will run Obsidian.
Nicolas Huber (SUI) competes in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air Qualifiers presented by Cardrona Alpine Resort on day one of the QRC Winter Games NZ, fuelled by Forsyth Barr.
Olympic Day 2020 will see Olympians, athletes and fans all over the globe get active in the world’s largest 24-hour digital Olympic workout. Twenty-three Olympic athletes have already joined the recording of an official Olympic Day workout video, and on Olympic Day, athletes from around the world will lead live workouts at 11 a.m. local time across 20 time zones on @olympics Instagram live.
In light of the postponement of the Tokyo Summer Games and safety regulations and guidelines concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, Dew Tour’s annual summer skateboard competition will now be held May 2021. The event in May will serve as the last Olympic qualifying event in the U.S before the Tokyo summer games.
This year, X Games celebrates a 25-year legacy in action sports with a lineup of content across ESPN’s linear and digital platforms throughout the month of June. Bringing nostalgia to lifelong fans and introducing young fans to X Games roots, the 25th anniversary celebration will feature exclusive content from back-in-the-day to the current heyday of X Games. The first Extreme Games took place beginning on June 24, 1995 in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, featuring sports like Street Luge, Sky Surfing, Windsurfing and more.
Tony Hawk during practice for Skateboard Vert at X Games Austin 2015, June 3.
In light of continued health concerns and current guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Vans US Open of Surfing presented by Swatch has been canceled and will return in 2021.
Kade Matson (USA) during Men's QS10,000 at the 2019 Vans US Open of Surfing presented by Swatch, at Huntington Beach, USA, July 2019.
Oscar Niemeyer is generally regarded as Brazil’s greatest ever architect, designing iconic buildings in his native Brazil and abroad. And as a tribute to his stunning creations, Pedro Barros and Murilo Peres were given a one-off access-all-areas pass to skate his architectural designs ranging from the National Congress Palace in Brasilia to the Contemporary Art Museum in Niterói.
Pedro Barros and Murilo Peres perform during the video recording of Sonhos Concretos project in Niteroi, Brazil on November 21, 2019.
“Inflection Point”, a new series produced by Red Bull Media House and Free Radicals, is an intimate look at the journey of four professional surfers as they compete to qualify for the World Surf League Championship Tour. The two-part series is narrated by Hawaii’s Noah Beschen and Kalani Rivero.
Jack Robinson at Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, on December 2, 2019.
31 May 2020, Legian-Bali: The Padma Boys, WeLike Bali, and the ASC teamed up yesterday and asked Warung Melati to prepare some boxes of food that they could hand out to the people that used to make their living at the Legian-Seminyak beaches, but now have few opportunities for work since the beaches have been closed since the end of March.
Mission accomplished - Padma.
The Zillertal is – and has always been - one of the most popular Tyrolean valleys. The Choice Adventure Company´s home of choice also has a lot to offer, when it comes to splitboard touring and freeriding far away from the crowds. For this year´s Choice „friends“ advanced level camp in early February, a bunch of experienced splitboarders gathered at the cosy Diggl Freeride Farm during a snow storm. But as we all know: after the storm, comes sun again! So they finally got blessed with three days of perfect splitboard touring, bluebird and fresh powder.
Choice Adventure Company headed to Zillertal, Austria for one of their Choice Splitboard Camps in early February 2020.
Parker Coffin has surfed some of the world's greatest waves; one of them was even extraordinary enough to land him on the front cover of the prestigious Surfer Magazine. But it is the memories of a recent day out riding gentle one-metre breakers with a bunch of kids that is keeping him smiling during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Parker Coffin takes one of the kids on a board during Surfers Healing’s annual event for kids with autism held in Belmar, New Jersey.
Shifting from snow to street, the third installment of the Real Series 2020, Real Street, drops six never-before-seen skateboard video parts on XGames.com and Youtube today. A full World of X Games episode will air Saturday, May 16 on ESPN2 with a re-air on May 23 on ABC, featuring all six video parts, behind-the-scenes footage and athlete interviews.
Pictured rider: Dakota Servold
The Asian Surf Co congratulates Swede-Brazilian Bali expat Kian Martin as the winner of the inaugural ASC Lock Down Video Clip Battle that ran from April 23-30 on LiveHeat’s new Clippero one-line video challenge platform. Kian with his crazy Desert Point barrel clip and his turn-to-air combination at Yo-Yos tallied up a total score of 16.50 points (out of a possible 20) for the win. He received the grand prize of Rp 2,000,000 in cash and some ASC merchandise and the distinction of being the first ever ASC Lock Down Video Clip Battle winner.
Image from Kian Martin's winning video he competed with in Asian Surf Cooperative’s Inaugural Lock Down Video Clip Battle 2020.
In Norway, skateboarding was banned for 11 years during the 1970’s and 1980’s. A few hardcore devotees defied the law and skated in secret keeping the sport alive. In Norway’s Skate Ban, a new documentary from the Olympic Channel, skateboarders of the era who have witnessed of the transition from the prohibition of skateboarding to it being a nationally funded sport and now on the programme for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
World champion surfer Carissa Moore enjoyed another thrilling season in 2019 with a new film from Red Bull Media House and Hamblin Imagery bringing fans an in-depth look.
Carissa Moore surfs in Tahiti on 4 March, 2019.
#StayHome. Save Lives.” campaign, jointly formed by Volcom and Ad Council in early April and soon after evolving into a huge ‘Stay Home For This’ movement, has now reach phase three that will be known as ’Embrace Change For This’. It is brought by Volcom to encourage us to stay positive in the time of massive changes the whole world is facing.
After many discussions regarding how to deliver an edition of FISE World Series Montpellier that can meet the safety and security requirements needed in response to COVID-19, Hurricane Events, in consultation with its partners, has taken the decision to organize a fully digital FISE Montpellier event in 2020.
Due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Surf League (WSL) is postponing or canceling all events, at all levels of competition, through the end of June. The WSL will continue to monitor the situation and make the next call in early June.
Italo Ferreira (BRA) during 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters, at Pipeline, Oahu, United States, on December 10.
A group of highly motivated splitboarders came together in the beautiful Stubai valley in March 2020 to explore the versatile backcountry of Stubai Glacier, that definitely deserved it´s title as the „kingdom of snow,“ showing off with bluebird and fresh snow that weekend. No wonder, that after two days of excellent mountain guiding, short hikes, long powder runs and an adrenaline rushing 50-meter abseiling action, everyone involved went home with great memories and a big smile all over their sun-kissed face.
Choice Splitboard Camp Stubai, Tyrol, Austria, March 14, 2020.
Like, comment, subscribe, follow me…. Is this really what it’s all comes down to? There are definitely times when it feels like social media is dominating life, but this wasn’t always the case. The documentary “Nothing Quite Like It” offers a unique perspective on what continues to drive athletes at the Audi Nines to do what they do.
Vans officially announced the beginning of a historic partnership with skateboarding legend and global youth icon, Tony Hawk. Sharing a profound heritage in action sports and an undisputed commitment to skate culture, Vans and Tony Hawk unite in 2020 to create authentic and inspiring brand initiatives that will enable creative expression through skateboarding.
To follow on from the success of the “#StayHome. Save Lives.” campaign, which came to life thanks to Volcom's partnership with Ad Council, Volcom has just launched phase 2 of this movement: an inspiring digital campaign #StayHomeForThis. The goal is to encourage people to share images of their favourite things they like to do, and want to protect, by staying home during the crisis.
Due to the actual situation, the great tour finals of the 7. Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato and Ride Snowboards will be postponed to October 17th and 18th, 2020. In the beginning of the new
winter season 2020/2021, Europe´s best up-and-coming snowboard talents will be gathering at Betterpark Hintertux on Hintertux Glacier to earn last points at the 4th and final tour stop of Zillertal´s most poplular
snowboard amateur series. Beside the day podiums, the overall tour winners 2019/2020 will be crowned new Kings and Queens of the VÄLLEY in Tux-Finkenberg.
Competition day at 2018/19 Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY's 4th & Final stop at Betterpark Hintertux on Hintertux Glacier, Austria, April 27, 2019.
Dan Mancina cannot visually make out a ledge or ramp, but that didn't stop him from tackling them in 2018 on a skateboard in Detroit.
Skateboarder Dan Mancina, is seen at the Wigle Recreation Center (AKA The Wig) in Detroit, Michigan on October 10, 2017.
Fondazione Cortina 2021 is taking action to help the local hospital of Belluno. After the cancellation of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals 2020, Cortina 2021 has offered its support by launching the campaign ‘Cortina 2021 per Belluno – I Trofei delle Finali di Coppa del mondo per fare del bene’ (Cortina 2021 for Belluno – The World Cup Finals Trophies to do good).
These trophies can be bid for.
The Adventure Sports Network (ASN) and MTN DEWⓇ announced today that its annual summer Dew Tour skateboard competition and festival will now take place September 10-13 at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif., the event’s home for its fifth consecutive year.
THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (IPC), THE TOKYO 2020 ORGANISING COMMITTEE, THE TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN TODAY AGREED NEW DATES FOR THE GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD, IN 2021. THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 WILL BE CELEBRATED FROM 23 JULY TO 8 AUGUST 2021. THEY ALSO AGREED ON NEW DATES FOR THE PARALYMPIC GAMES, WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED FROM 24 AUGUST UNTIL 5 SEPTEMBER 2021.
The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Julian Wilson has always had two sporting passions: surfing and skateboarding. For his latest project the Australian decided to combine the two in the water.
Julian Wilson's Rail Project at the URBNSURF wave pool in Melbourne, Australia on February 27, 2020.