Grind for Life Contest & Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ 2019
11/23/2019 - 11/23/2019
Brazilian Skate Speed Championship - GISF 2019
11/22/2019 - 11/24/2019
Edge Of The Bay Esperance 2019
11/30/2019 - 11/30/2019
Snowvana - Oregon 2019
11/22/2019 - 11/23/2019
Amplid Test to Believe Tour - La Grande Premiere - Val Thornes, France 2019
11/23/2019 - 11/24/2019
FIS Europa Cup - Pitztal SBX 2019
11/28/2019 - 11/28/2019
Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle - Event 7 Fleurieu Peninsula, SA 2019
Men's Hawaiian Pro 2019
11/13/2019 - 11/24/2019
HSA Vissla Hi-tech Lopez Surfbash XXX 2019
11/16/2019 - 11/24/2019
Industry and event happenings
By now, it is as deeply anchored in Mürren´s DNA as a certain British special agent with a preference for shaken Martini: The SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn! The XL Snowpark will once again be an important part of the world-famous Schilthorn-panorama in winter 2019/20.
Oakley Schilthorn Open, one of the QParks Tour stops, at SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Switzerland, March 2019.
REnextop Entertainment, together with the Asian Surf Cooperative (ASC) and Safari Xtreme are delighted to announce a return to the cozy beachside town of Cherating in Pahang on the east coast of Malaysia for the third and final stop of the 2019 REnextop Asian Surfing Tour (RAST), which will be held from 15-17 December.
2019 REnextop Asian Surfing Tour (RAST) returns to Cherating Beach, Kuantan, Malaysia. Photo taken during 2018 RAST edition, December 19.
Isabella Nichols (AUS) has clinched her first major World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) win, taking out the 2019 Port Stephens Toyota Pro presented by Sisstrevolution QS6,000 at Birubi Beach. Nichols took down fellow Australian Macy Callaghan (AUS) in the 35-minute final where the two went toe-to-toe in clean three-to-four foot waves for the last WSL Women’s QS event of the 2019 season.
Isabella Nichols (AUS) on her way to winning the Port Stephens Toyota Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution women's QS6,000, at Birubi Beach, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia, Sunday, November 17, 2019.
The LAAX OPEN 2020, Europe’s most prestigious snowboarding event, takes place on 13-18 January 2020. Over the course of a week, snowboarding and freestyle will take centre stage on the mountain around Crap Sogn Gion and GALAAXY mountain station. World and Olympic champions, newcomers and fans will mingle amongst one another on the journey to the valley, where freestyle will also be celebrated off-piste at rocksresort with a festival atmosphere. The closing highlights are the open-air concert from MIA. and the top-class DJ line-up at Riders Club.
From January 11th to 15th the Black Yeti will celebrate the 15th edition in Livigno. Early Bird registrations, great program, and huge prizes: put your hands up and let's party!!
Qualification day at World Rookie Fest Livigno, at Mottolino Snowpark, Italy, January 2019.
On Wednesday, November 13, Justine Dupont, 28, had spent the day in the cold water, surfing for hours on end. Seeing others heading back, she decided to try it one last time. The French surfer's ride is a contender for a new world record. Here is all you need to know about the wave of a lifetime:
French big wave surfer Justine Dupont is seen during a surfing session in Nazaré, Portugal on November 13, 2019. Dupont went on to surf a potential record-breaking big wave during this session. The official wave height is currently being determined to be a contender for a new world record for Dupont for Largest Wave Surfed Unlimited-Female.
The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that Sydney will stage the first-ever WSL Challenger Series event next March.
Pictured: The World Surf League Sydney Surf Pro always draws huge crowds to the iconic Manly Beach.
Snowpark Gastein is about to kick-start its 13th season and it’s going to be rad! A creative and diverse setup with obstacles suitable for all levels, the return of an event series and an endless amount of freestyle promise that the upcoming winter is going to be a good one at Snowpark Gastein.
Snowpark Gastein, Austria, March 2016.
This past weekend World Skate had the opportunity of hosting its first institutional and technical global meeting for all skateboarding stakeholders heading into the 2020 Olympics. It was an important and fruitful meeting for all in attendance. We have an amazingly diverse, dedicated, and passionate community of people who truly care about skateboarding and skateboarders. The informational presentations and conversations from World Skate staff, National Federations, and the skateboarders themselves were invaluable and informative for all.
We are back from summer break and super hyped about the upcoming months in over 40 QParks all over Europe. Wanna know what was going on and what will be going on? Please read on.
Action at Skyline Snowpark Schilthorn, Switzerland, March 2019.
The last season at the Snowpark Schöneben was just rad. It was rad because of a creative setup, a motivated shape crew and record-breaking events – summed up: everything a rider desires. But a really successful winter is no reason for the guys and girls at Schöneben to lean back and do exactly as they did the year before. Actually, there are some big novelties coming in season 2019/20!
Snowpark Schöneben, Italy, March 2019.
Two South American Titles for WSL Latin America were decided today at the 2019 Oi Pro Junior Series in Maresias, Brazil. Tainá Hinckel (BRA) won her second regional Pro Junior crown and Piccolo Clemente (PER) won an astonishing 4th regional Longboard title by advancing to the Semifinals on Saturday.
2019 WSL Latin America Pro Junior Champion Tainá Hinckel (BRA) at the 2019 Oi Pro Junior Series in Maresias, Brazil, Saturday November 9.
Quiksilver and the World Surf League made surfing history announcing the return of the most anticipated and exciting surf event in twenty-five years, the Quiksilver Pro G-Land, which will hold a coveted spot on the 2020 WSL Championship Tour from 4th - 14th June 2020.
Kelly Slater (USA) victorious at the 1995 Quiksilver Pro G-Land, Grajagan Bay, East Java, Indonesia.
The World Surf League (WSL) today released its 2020 Championship Tour calendar, taking the world’s best surfers to the most high-performing and exotic locations on the planet and further elevating surfing to new heights.
The 2020 WSL Championship Tour will see the world's best surfers return to G-Land.
The annual Dew Tour, presented by the Adventure Sports Network Group (ASNG) and MTN DEWⓇ, announced today that it will return to Long Beach, Calif. for its fifth consecutive year, May 7-10, 2020. The FREE four-day event is a celebration of skateboarding competition, culture and creators and will also serve as the final Olympic qualifying event on U.S. soil before the Tokyo Olympics. Skateboarding will be part of the Olympic Games for the first time in Tokyo in 2020 and is being considered for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Next year’s Dew Tour will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center and Rainbow Park Lagoon.
Lizzie Armanto (USA) competes in women's park finals during Summer Dew Tour in Long Beach, California, USA, June 2019.
Following the successful launch of the inaugural X Games Shanghai event this past June, ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, and REnextop Entertainment today announced X Games Chongli – the first X Games winter event to be held in China. The event will take place February 21-23 at the Secret Garden ski resort in Chongli district within the city of Zhangjiakou, which will also serve as a 2022 Winter Olympic host venue for ski snowboard events.
Liu Jiayu, X Games snowboarder and 2018 Winter Olympic medalist, competing in SoFi Women's Snowboard SuperPipe during X Games Aspen 2018.
Oi STU Open takes place from November 11th to 17th at Praça Duó in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. Skateboarders such as Pamela Rosa, Letícia Bufoni, Nyjah Huston, Pedro Barros, Sky Brown and Heimana Reynolds are expected in the Street and Park competitions in Barra da Tijuca. The contests are part of a real urban festival with music shows, art exhibits, fashion, and gastronomy.
- A day after earning the event's first Gold Medals in the team relay Aloha Cup, USA earns the overall Team Gold behind five impressive individual medal performances - Hawaii earns Silver Medal, Japan Bronze, and Spain Copper - USA's Dimitri Poulos takes Boys U-18 Gold for host nation - Jackson Bunch (Boys U-16) and Gabriela Bryan (Girls U-18) earn double Gold for Hawaii - Germany's Noah Lia Klapp earns two medals, including Gold in Girls U-16 - Alan Cleland earns first Junior medal for Mexico -
Team USA hoists their Gold Medals, the third for their country in the history of the event (2015, 2017, 2019).
The final stop of the FWS in Chengdu, China was presented by Vogue ME. Riders came from all over the world to compete on a beautiful sunny day.
Men's Street Skateboard Podium, L-R: 3rd Richard Tury (SVK), 1st Ivan Monteiro (BRA) & 2nd Keyaki Ike (JPN), at 2019 FISE World Series in Chengdu, China, November 2.
A little bit of drizzle couldn’t put a damper on what was a phenomenal start to the 2019/20 FIS Snowboard season in the northern hemisphere, as the very best riders in the world put on a highly entertaining show at the Modena Skipass big air World Cup. And while changing conditions kept everyone on their toes, Japan’s Reira Iwabuchi and Canada’s Nicolas Laframboise elevated their game to claim the victories with electric performances.
Nicolas Laframboise (CAN) wins the 2019 FIS Snowboard big air World Cup event in Modena, Italy, November 2.
- Gavin Gillette 2019 WSL Hawaii/Tahiti Nui Regional Winner - Jack Robinson Finals, Earns Perfect 10 - Nine Local Athletes Qualified for Hawaiian Pro QS 10,000 -
David Van Zyl (ZAF) took out a formidable field of seasoned Sunset competitors at the Vans Pro presented by HIC.
With this upcoming winter season, the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato and Ride Snowboards will be kicking into its 7th round. Organized by the Ästhetker crew, the popular snowboard amateur series will once again take over at Zillertal´s best snow parks with four action-packed weekends. The registration for the first event, that will be ringing in the contest season on December 21st and 22nd 2019 at Hochzillertal, will open online on December 1st, 2019 on www.valleyralley.at.
Mikey McDonagh (AUS) and Claire Bevilacqua (ITA) have mastered conditions and conquered big surf off Yallingup, capturing victory at the Cape Naturaliste Pro, a World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 event. The fourth and final day of competition delivered for surfers, as a powerful groundswell combined with clean offshore winds providing an exciting conclusion to the Western Australian Pro Surf Series for 2019. With the whole South West Coastline being pounded by swell, Injidup provided groomed 4-6 feet waves that McDonagh and Bevilacqua tore to pieces on their way to victory.
Mikey McDonagh (AUS) claiming his first WSL QS victory at the 2019 Cape Naturaliste Pro QS1,000, at Injidup Beach, WA, Australia, Sunday, October 27.
Italo Ferreira (BRA) and Caroline Marks (USA) have won the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the penultimate stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT). Claiming victory in the Final bout against Jordy Smith (ZAF) and Lakey Peterson (USA), respectively, Ferreira and Marks excelled in pumping four-to-six foot surf at Supertubos.
2019 MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Finalists, L-R: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Lakey Peterson (USA), women's winner Caroline Marks (USA) & men's winner Italo Ferreira (BRA), at Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal, Saturday, October 26.
The World Surf League (WSL) will once again return to the playful peaks of Jinzun Harbour in Taitung County, Taiwan to crown the 2019 World Junior (WJC) and World Longboard Champions (WLC). The Taiwan Open of Surfing, which will run from November 23 to December 7, 2019, will be bigger than ever with the addition of a Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 3000 event to this year’s schedule.
The World Rookie Tour announces big news for the upcoming season: the Audi Nines partnership, FIS World Cup qualifier deal and updates in the official calendar.
2019/20 World Rookie Tour Snowboard Calendar.
West Australian’s Cyrus Cox (Margaret River, AUS) and Mia McCarthy (Margaret River, WA) have captured their maiden victories on the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS), after dominant performances at the Mandurah Pro QS1,000 event today.
Margaret River duo Cyrus Cox (L) and Mia McCarthy (R) capture maiden Qualifying Series event victories at 2019 Mandurah Pro, at Avalon Point, WA, Australia, October 22.
Defay will represent France at surfing’s Olympic debut subject to nomination by her NOC. 2019 WSL Rankings determine first 18 qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 conditional upon meeting ISA eligibility requirements.
Jeremy Flores (FRA) has qualified through the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) to represent France at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Jeremy Flores (FRA), June 2018.
The World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) Oaxaca Pro QS 1,500 presented by Corona crowned John Mel (USA) its victor over Jackson Butler (USA) in pumping six-to-eight foot swell at Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido. This marked both Butler and Mel’s first-ever QS Final and in the end it was Mel who came away with a maiden QS victory.
John Mel (USA) wins his first-ever QS Final at the 2019 Oaxaca Pro pres. by Corona, at Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Mexico, October 20.