Giants Head Freeride 2017
26/06/2017 - 28/06/2017
Zumiez Best Foot Forward - Berlin, Germany 2017
30/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
Longboard Ekstremsportveko 2017
28/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
Thredbo Snow Series – Night Rail’s 2017
Vans Hi Standard Series - Whistler, BC 2017
01/07/2017 - 01/07/2017
Torah Bright’s Mini Shred - 2017
09/07/2017 - 09/07/2017
LST Grom Series #1 2017
26/06/2017 - 26/06/2017
Men's Billabong Junior Series 2017 - Ballito
27/06/2017 - 29/06/2017
Women's Billabong Junior Series 2017 - Ballito
Industry and event happenings
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.
When all parks around you are closed, the season at Superpark Dachstein is just starting! About 35 obstacles are awaiting you there and all of them have been extensively tested at last weekend’s Girls Shred Session. To cut a long story short: The girls rated it “shredable” and - thanks to an excellent coaching - they are now highly motivated to keep working on their skills.
Effective immediately, the two powerhouses of competitive and grass roots snowboarding, TTR Pro Snowboarding (TTR) and the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) have decided to become united and form one joint organisation.
Congratulations to Nyjah Huston on winning the 2017 SLS Nike SB Pro Open at Skate Agora BDN Barcelona, Spain. Nyjah now has a Golden Ticket straight to the 2017 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship in Los Angeles on September 15th.
Nyjah Huston takes the trophy at the 2017 SLS Nike SB Pro Open at Skate Agora BDN Barcelona, Spain.
Calling all girls: Season is not over yet, because on May 20, we´ll be shredding at Superpark Dachstein all day long. The Girls Shred Sessions are back! That means you’ll be conquering the setup together with other like-minded girls, in order to unleash plenty of new moves with a little help of professional coaches.
Tyler Wright (AUS) claimed victory today at the Oi Rio Women’s Pro presented by Corona, the fourth stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after defeating Johanne Defay (FRA) in an intense Final at the celebrated Praia de Itaúna in Saquarema.
Reinging Women’s World Champion Tyler Wright of Australia celebrates winning the final of the 2017 Oi Rio Women's Pro Champion by defeating Johanne Defay of France in clean 2 - 3 foot (0.5 - 1 metre) conditions at Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday May 14, 2017. Wright now shares the Jeep Leaders Ranking No.1 position with 6x World Champion Stephanie Gilmore of Australia.
Macy Callaghan (Avoca, NSW) and Morgan Cibilic (Newcastle, NSW) have taken out the final event of the WSL sanctioned Subway Surf Series Junior Qualifying event on the Gold Coast at Duranbah Beach today. Fun, peaky conditions in the 2-3ft (1 metre) range remained consistent throughout the day, providing excellent scoring opportunities for the high calibre of surfers on finals day.
The Subway Surf Series Gold Coast Finalists from left to right: Noah Stocca, Macy Callaghan, Morgan Cibilic & Kobie Enright, at Duranbah, Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia, the last event of the 2017 WSL Australia / Oceania Junior Qualifying Series.
10th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 30/04/2017, Superpark Dachstein, Schladming-Dachstein Region, Austria. Dachstein was calling: The finals on April 30 marked both the conclusion of the QParks Snowboard Tour and a dignified start of the glacier spring sessions the same time. After a contest journey all the way through Austria, Italy and Switzerland, the riders were welcomed with bluebird and a challenging pro kicker line for the final showdown. Accordingly stoked were the riders of the jam-packed setup.
The United States has come out on top at the 2017 International Rip Curl GromSearch Final presented by Coconuts Hotel, with two San Clemente locals taking the top prizes.
Kade Matson (left) and Caroline Marks (right) are the champions of the 2017 International Rip Curl GromSearch Final, with Gabriel Medina (middle), at Maresias Beach, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Kauli Vaast and Maelys Jouault have won the men and women’s Junior Pro Biscarrosse titles respectively, in unruly conditions again today. Competition resumed at high tide this morning using double banks to allow the event’s completion on the final day of the waiting period.
The winners of Junior Pro Biscarrosse 2017, Kauli Vaast (PYF) and Maelys Jouault (FRA), Plage Nord, Biscarrosse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Landes, France.
As heavy snowfalls and wind are predicted for the weekend, the final stop of 2016/17 QParks Snowboard Tour the Oakley Roof Battle at Superpark Dachstein had to be postponed to 30th April.
Courtney Conlogue (USA) has won the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach today after defeating Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in four-to-six foot (1 - 2 metre) conditions at the world-renowned Bells Beach in the Australian state of Victoria.
Courtney Conlogue (USA) with the coveted Bell, the winner's trophy that will have her name added to it for the second year in a row after she took out the 2017 Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach, at Bells Beach, Torquay, Australia on Monday April 17, 2017.
Takeru Otsuka (JPN) and Kokomo Murase (JPN) are Slopestyle World Rookie Champions 2017. Chase Blackwell (USA) and Sena Tomita (JPN) won the Halfpipe contest.
Reigning WSL Champion John John Florence (HAW) claimed victory today at the second stop of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, after defeating Kolohe Andino (USA) in the Final.
Reigning World Champion John John Florence of Hawaii (pictured), has taken top place on the Jeep Leader Rankings after winning the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Florence defeated Kolohe Andino (USA) in the the final in 6 - 8+ foot (2 - 2.5+ metre) conditions at the Main Break, Western Australia on Sunday April 9, 2017.
10th QParks Tour Stop, 22.04.2017, Superpark Dachstein, Dachstein, Austria. After stops in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, it is time for the QParks Snowboard Tour to return to its roots. This year’s contest season started off for the snowboarders at Superpark Dachstein with the Pleasure Jam and that’s exactly where it will end on April, 22 with the Oakley Roof Battle. A total of 37 riders qualified for the final showdown at Dachstein. They will shred for cash and goodies, worth a total of 4.500€. To ensure an all-around great day, riders will indulge in open public park, free BBQ and sweet beats.
The public voting is done, the QParks jury has come to a decision and a host of messenger pigeons has dropped the rider jury’s decisions above the QParks headquarter. That means: We are ready for the backpack-and-beer-ceremony!
The crew of Snowpark Alta Badia, Italy, January 2016.
Goodies and cash for the best tricks, beats and BBQ for all: This was Shred Poker in Schöneben at Reschenpass. The crew built up a high class Multihit especially for this session – and the riders were outdoing each other in height, rotation and creativity.
Sounds nice? Well it definitely was! Starting from stylish Straight Airs, Flips and 900° Spins in all directions, to the trial of tearing up the special obstacle with a snow skate – on this Sunday 26, we’ve seen it all. Motivated locals and park fanatics demonstrated their very best tricks and totally swept the board. Young and old freestylers were battling for poker chips and sick prizes.
QParks Shred Poker session at Snowpark Gastein, Bad Gestein, Austria, March 2017.
Shred enthusiasm has no limits, neither age nor sex – this has been approved by the girls at the Blue Tomato Girls Day. Together, they conquered the Blue Tomato Kings Park at Hochkönig past Saturday, on March 25. And even the youngest gals demonstrated that they can easily keep up with the setup.
How sick was that jib-spectacle going down at Seebuck last weekend? Super-motivated guys and girls showed up and fought for cash and goodies for tricks while enjoying the spring-like bluebird.
Badenova Masters Feldberg, one of QParks 2016/17 tour stops, turned to a Shred Poker session due to bad weather, at badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Seebuck, Germany, March 2017.
Is there anything better than chilling at the homebase with other shred heads whilst riding a sweet jib line? No? Well, we’re at one then. Some of the Feldberg locals share this attitude and gathered at Seebuck for some nice collective shredding. It was a beautiful day, the girls and boys were highly motivated – so we sent our media crew to capture the session.
One of many QParks snow parks - badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Germany, March 2017.
A decade of freestyle action at Gastein! Obviously, this calls for a celebration - two highlights mark this special occasion – firstly, the Shred Poker will take place at the park this weekend and, secondly, the crew was carrying out a proper shred fest last week after some massive snowfall and the involved reconstruction works. There certainly was no need for cake or champagne – as the expression “shred fest” already indicates, shredding their park was the crew’s main focus! We’d like to take a look back on the Snowpark Gastein’s 10 years of history and check out current setup in the brand-new video.
8th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 11/03/2017, SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Schilthorn, Switzerland. One meter of fresh powder was challenging the shapers of the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn just before the eighth QParks Tour 2016/17 was about to go down. So they grabbed their shovels and began with the Hercules task of getting the park contest-ready. The effort paid off. On Saturday March 11, 2017 the riders met in the sunny SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn 2,400 meters above sea level to glorify the imposing backdrop with their best tricks.
Another successfull stop of 2016/17 QParks Tour - Oakley Schilthorn Open, at SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Schilthorn, Switzerland, March 2017.
Quiksilver, Inc. today announced that it has changed its corporate name to Boardriders, Inc. (“Boardriders” and the “Company”).
Kitzbühel is certainly one of the ski resorts with the richest history; it is the birthplace of countless ski racers and home of the world’s most dangerous downhill run. And if that isn’t enough, there are also numerous kilometers of slopes, freeride routes and the Snowpark Kitzbühel waiting to be discovered by all the passionate winter sports enthusiasts. Freeskier Lisi Gram and snowboarder Lea Baumschlager take a closer look at the ski mecca in Tyrol from the perspective of the ever-growing female freestyle scene.
Snowboarder Lea Baumschlager and freeskier Lisi Gram are ready to have fun at Snowpark Kitzbühel, Austria, February 2017.
Jesse Mendes (BRA) and Malia Manuel (HAW) have taken out the 2017 Australian Open of Surfing at Manly in some of the best conditions the event has seen in its history. Manly tuned it on for the second WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 event of the year with clean 2-to-3 foot waves for finals day.
The 2017 Australian Open of Surfing Finalists Jesse Mendes (BRA) & Malia Manuel (HAW), at Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
The 2017 Tampa Pro is officially a wrap and was definitely one for the history books. The level of skating that went down during the Semi Final and Final rounds was straight up bananas. The results of this contest have a major impact on the 2017 SLS Season. If you missed the live steam on ETN, then you did not get to witness history in the making. We’ll do our best to recap the important highlights below.
Congrats to Louie Lopez on winning the 2017 Tampa Pro and not only getting a straight shot to the 2017 SLS Nike Skateboarding Super Crown World Championship, but also graduating from an SLS Pick to an SLS Pro at his first event! — with Ishod Wair and Louie Lopez. At Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA.