ANOC World Beach Games - Qatar 2019
10/12/2019 - 10/16/2019
OG Jam SOCAL Division - The Yard 2019
10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019
Etnies Street Series - Port Adelaide, Osborne 2019
Blue Tomato Winter Kick Off Tour - Stuttgart 2019
10/17/2019 - 10/19/2019
Stubai Premiere No.11 2019
10/18/2019 - 10/20/2019
Amplid Test to Believe Tour - Snowboard-Box Saas-Fee, Switzerland 2019
10/19/2019 - 10/24/2019
Rip Curl European GromSearch Final - Peniche 2019
10/14/2019 - 10/15/2019
Men's WSL Hawaii Pro Junior at Turtle Bay Resort 2019
10/12/2019 - 10/18/2019
Women's WSL Hawaii Pro Junior at Turtle Bay Resort 2019
Industry and event happenings
The 2019/20 FIS Freeski and Snowboard World Cup season is set to kick into gear in just under three weeks with the city big air competition at Modena Skipass on November 2-3.
Jeremy Flores (FRA) and Carissa Moore (HAW) have won the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro France in (historic fashion) today, claiming victory in the Final bouts against Italo Ferreira (BRA) and Caroline Marks (USA) held in firing surf at the infamous La Graviere tubes.
The winners of the 2019 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France, Jeremy Flores (FRA) and Carissa Moore (HAW), at Seignosse/Hossegor/Capbreton, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, October 11.
Thanks to the excellent snow conditions, the Glacier Park on the Kitzsteinhorn near Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, will open on the 12th of October 2019 with a first set-up! Starting this coming weekend, freestyle snowboarders and skiers will find a unique snow park offer at Kitzsteinhorn throughout the entire season up to May, as the Superpipe and the Easy Park will successively open in December, Central Park in January and South Central Park in February. In addition, the new Maisi Park at Maiskogel will be launched in December. And best of all: With the opening of the 3K K-onnection, Kitzsteinhorn will be accessible directly from the centre of Kaprun via Maiskogel Family Mountain from the 30th of November 2019!
Ian Crane (USA) has won the Red Bull Airborne France, an aerial specialty event featuring 18 of the most innovative surfers in the air, both on and off the Championship Tour (CT). Capacity crowds estimated at 25,000 people flocked the beach in Hossegor to watch the best aerialists in the world take on scary shorebreak ramps all afternoon.
Ian Crane (USA) has won the Red Bull Airborne France, an aerial WSL specialty event, at Seignosse/Hossegor/Capbreton, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, Saturday, October 5, 2019.
The World Rookie Tour season has officially started with one event in Les2Alpes and 2 events in New Zealand. Now the tour goes on and the Black Yeti is proud to announce 2020 northern hemisphere calendar with events in world premium resorts: Skyline Park in Innsbruck, across the oceans to Nekoma and Takasu in Japan to land in USA, in Mammoth, Vail and Keystone resorts. Mottolino Park in Livigno will host the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest, the oldest event in the tour. Finally new top destinations will debut in the rookie tour this season: Ruka in Finland, and Madonna di Campiglio in Italy.
World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, January 2019.
Milton Keynes has played a seminal role in the development of UK skateboarding culture. During the 1980s and '90s it was the skateboarding capital of the UK and is still the lead city for street skating.
Rip Curl is excited to announce their 16th annual GromSearch event this year. The Rip Curl GromSearch is youth surfing event that include boys and girls divisions in 16 and under, 14 and under, and 12 and under age groups, commonly referred to as “groms”, the aim of the GromSearch is to nurture and recruit the next generation of surfers at a grassroots level.
Rip Curl GromSearch Indonesia at Kuta Beach, Bali, October 2018.
The World Surf League (WSL) RVCA Pro Junior presented by Jack’s Surfboards crowned Jett Schilling (USA) and Samantha Sibley (USA), it’s respective 2019 victors at Newport Beach, California’s, iconic 56th Street Jetty. Friday afternoon’s surging swell continued to pulse on finals day with three-to-four foot conditions delivering a spectacle to close out competition. Schilling and Sibley made it a San Clemente, California, sweep as it marks Sibley’s back-to-back domination of this event and Schilling’s first-ever WSL win after a hard-fought year of multiple Finals appearances.
Jett Schilling (L) and Samantha Sibley (R) claimed their respective 2019 RVCA Pro Juniors pres. by Jack's Surfboards and Banzai Bowls wins, at Newport Beach, California, USA, Sunday, September 29.
Samuel Pupo (BRA) has won the QS10,000 EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira in exciting fashion today, claiming victory in the Final bout against Stuart Kennedy (AUS) held in three-to-four foot rights at Ribeira d’Ilhas.
Samuel Pupo (BRA-left) is victorious and Stuart Kennedy (AUS-right) is runner up at 2019 EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira, at Praia de Ribeira D'Ilhas, Ericeira, Portugal, Sunday, September 29.
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From March 20 to 22, 2020 the snowboarding community will gather at the legendary Penken Park in Mayrhofen. For the first time on European soil, a contest will go down that solely concentrates on sending it big over a massive knuckle – 12.000 USD prize cash and massive parties included!
Penken Knuckle Huckle 2020 will go down at Penken Park, Mayrhofen, Austria, March 20 - 22!
The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games are set to go down this January, with freeski and snowboard big air, slopestyle, and halfpipe competition slated to take place at Leysin resort from January 18-22, 2020, and ski, snowboard, and mixed team ski-snowboard cross events scheduled for January 19-21 at Villars resort.
Lakey Peterson (USA) and Gabriel Medina (BRA) won the World Surf League (WSL) Freshwater Pro presented by Outerknown today. Peterson and Medina bested their respective fields at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California for the seventh stop on the women’s Championship Tour (CT) and the eighth stop on the men’s CT.
2019 Freshwater Pro pres. by Outerknown victors Lakey Peterson (USA) (L) and Gabriel Medina (BRA) (R), at WSL Surf Ranch, Lemoore, California, USA, September 21.
Black Yeti crowned the first World Rookie Champion in an incredible scenario where 50 riders from 7 nations, met and competed in the beautiful Parque das Gerações in Cascais, Portugal, in front of the Atlantic Ocean. A fantastic crowd showed up in large numbers to experience a brand new concept for the skateboard community: a platform to search and support the future stars of skateboarding.
Guilherme Lima is the first ever World Rookie Skateboard Champion after winning 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard finals, at Parque das Gerações, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal, September 15. Congratulations!
With a total of three medals across the Men's and Women's Division, Team Brazil emerged victorious at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans in Miyazaki, Japan.
Team Brazil celebrates their first ISA World Surfing Games Gold Medal in 19 years, at 2019 edition presented by Vans, Kisakihama Beach in Miyazaki, Japan, September 15.
The World Rookie Tour presented by Skateacademy.ch contest was a big success! The participants express a very high level of skateboarding, getting all the attention of judges and spectators. Below you can see the video highlights from Zurich!
Girls podium at Zurich Rookie Fest, stop #4 on World Rookie Tour Skateboarding 2019, at Skills Park, Zurich, Switzerland, September 7. L-R: Lena Schmid (2nd), Liv Broder (1st) & Zoe Van Essen (3rd).
Peru's Sofia Mulanovich was crowned Women's Gold Medalist on Tuesday at the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans in Miyazaki, Japan.
Peru's Sofia Mulanovich Seizes Women's Gold Medal at 2019 ISA World Surfing Games presented by Vans, Kisakihama Beach in Miyazaki, Japan, September 10.
Mountain Dew® and Adventure Sports Network Group (ASNG), along with Copper Mountain, a POWDR resort, announced today that the annual Winter Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition and festival will be hosted at Copper Mountain in 2020 and 2021. This new partnership between Mountain Dew®, ASNG and Copper Mountain keeps the Winter Dew Tour in Colorado and Summit County and it is the first move for Winter Dew Tour in more than a decade, having spent the last 11 years at Breckenridge, Colo.
The crowd at the event site went wild during the final day of competition at the 3rd stop of the 2019 Oi Pro Junior Series as Heitor Mueller (BRA) and Isabela Saldanha (BRA) earned victories in front of a captivated audience at Praia da Joaquina on the island of Florianópolis.
Event Winners: Isabela Saldanha and Heitor Mueller at the 2019 Oi Pro Junior Series at Praia da Joaquina in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Sunday, September 8.
In 2020, the World Surf League (WSL) will launch the Challenger Series, a new level of competition that will provide athletes more opportunities at the highest level to qualify for the elite Championship Tour (CT). The premium Challenger Series events, that will exist as part of the overall Qualifying Series, will be the ultimate battleground for surfers to showcase their talents and qualify for the elite-level of competition.
Sage Erickson celebrates her win at the Vans US Open of Surfing, Huntington Beach, August 2019.
Done and dusted! The Vans Park Series World Championships ends the 2019 season with yet another incredible action-packed finale, crowning Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Sakura Yosozumi as your new 2019 Vans Park Series World Champions! Energy was peaking from massive Salt Lake City crowds at the new, permanent Vans-Utah Sports Commission Skatepark earlier today, as the two swept everyone away with their heavy-hitting runs.
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE) becomes men's 2019 Vans Park Series World Champion, at Vans-Utah Sports Commission Skatepark, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, September 7.
Chloe Calmon (BRA) and Justin Quintal (USA) have won the Longboard Classic Galicia in historic fashion today, claiming victory in the Final bouts against Honolua Blomfield (HAW) and Kai Sallas (HAW) held in three-to-five foot surf at playa de Pantin.
Chloe Calmon (BRA) is the women's champion of the inaugural Longboard Classic Galicia, at Playa De Pantin, Galicia, Spain, August 30.
In an action-packed day of competition, X Games Norway 2019 impressed the crowd of 6,000, showcasing an unprecedented nine finals and four eliminations in a single day across the sports of Snowboard, Ski and Skateboard, while Moto X disciplines made their Norway debut.
Telenor Arena ready to host X Games Norway, Olso, Norway, August 2019.
Today, the World Surf League (WSL) announced its new and enhanced Big Wave platform. WSL's new platform for big wave surfing will deliver unrivaled big wave action through the new Strike Missions series, reimagined events, the Big Wave Awards, and year-round content, all centralized into a new digital home designed to spotlight the boundary-pushing performances by the big wave surfers.
Ian Walsh during 2017 Pe'ahi Challenge, at Pe'ahi/Jaws, Maui, Hawai, USA, October 28, 2017.
Today, Owen Wright (AUS) won the Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o presented by Hurley Stop No. 7 of 11 on the World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Championship Tour (CT), in six-to-eight foot (2 - 2.5 metre) waves at the world-famous Teahupo’o reef pass. The rematch of the 2018 Tahiti Pro Final with Gabriel Medina (BRA) was one for the books with some of the best conditions since 2014.
Owen Wright (AUS) is the champion of the 2019 Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o pres. by Hurley, at Teahupo’o, Tahiti, August 28.
After a season of skateboard rookie fests all around Europe everything is ready for “Le Grand Finale" in Lisbon/Cascais, Portugal, September 13 - 15 where the first ever World Rookie Skateboarding Champion will be crowed. Registrations are now open, hurry up to secure your spot in the final!
The first edition of the South Tyrol Rookie Fest Skateboarding, held in Bozen, Italy, was a great success. On the 24 and 25 August 2019, almost 30 skaters from all over Italy, gather in the amazing Bolzano Skateplatza, a 1000 square meter concrete park developed by the local Sk8 Project Sport Association in partnership with the Municipality of Bozen.
Rookie Podium at Bozen Rookie Fest (stop #3 on 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard): 1st Giuseppe Cola, 2nd Markus Mauroner & 3rd Philipp Rossi, at Bozen Platza, Bozen/Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy, August 24-25.
The World Surf League (WSL) Vans Pro Virginia Beach, VA, a Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000-level event and Pro Junior, crowned Luke Gordon (Pawleys Island, S.C.) and Crosby Colapinto (San Clemente, Calif.) its respective winners after a blistering final day of competition. Conditions improved even more from the start of Saturday’s Nor’easter and provided three-to-four foot windswell that Gordon and Colapinto put on an impressive showcase in throughout their run to the Final.
2019 Vans Pro Virginia Beach, QS 3,000 and Pro Junior victors Crosby Colapinto (L) and Gordon (R), at Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, August 25.
The QRC Winter Games NZ, fuelled by Forsyth Barr returned to Cardrona Alpine Resort today for the finals of the FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air presented by Cardrona Alpine Resort. It was an impressive showdown with 2018 Winter Games NZ Snowboard Big Air winner Chris Corning (USA) once again finishing atop the podium.
Chris Corning (USA) on his way to winning the 2019 FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air Finals presented by Cardrona Alpine Resort on day one of the QRC Winter Games NZ, fuelled by Forsyth Barr, at Cardrona, New Zealand, August 24.
Lelior claims first-ever QS win for Israel. Criere finds redemption on home turf. Pauline Ado clinches 7th European Title.
The winners of the 2019 Deeply Pro Anglet.