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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quiksilver, Inc. today announced that it has changed its corporate name to Boardriders, Inc. (“Boardriders” and the “Company”).
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.
Yago Dora and Johanne Defay have taken out the 2017 Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro and Anditi Women’s Pro. The WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 events run in conjunction with Newcastle Surfest and were completed today in wind affected 3-to-4 foot waves at Merewether Beach.
Event Finalists Jesse Mendes (BRA), Yago Dora (BRA), Johanne Defay (FRA) and Paige Hareb (NZL) upon the Surfest Podium, at Merewether Beach, Newcastle NSW, Australia.
Ästhetiker introduce their latest video project, the story about Steve Gruber, Wolle Nyvelt, Bernd Egger and Andreas Monsberger who jumped in a camper van and drove all the way up to Norway. The Mission was to go skate, surf and snowboard during the journey.
Shot taken during filming of Tell Ä vision Ästhetiker Go UP North Movie, Norway.
Macy Callaghan (Avoca, NSW) and Reef Heazlewood (Moffatt Beach, Qld) have claimed event two on the Subway® Surf Series, taking out exciting finals in punchy two-foot conditions at North Cronulla Beach.
The champions of Subway Pro Junior Cronulla 2017, 2nd event of Subway Surf Series at Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia: Macy Callaghan (Avoca, NSW) and Reef Heazlewood (Moffatt Beach, Qld).
North Shore standouts Barron Mamiya (HAW) and Zoe McDougall (HAW) conquered a highly talented field of opponents in big surf today at the Sunset Pro Junior, a World Surf League (WS) Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) 1,000 rated event. This is Mamiya’s debut win in a pro competition and McDougal’s first in Hawaiian waves (she won the Billabong Junior Series in South Africa in 2016). The two took home 1,000 points, prize money and the glory of winning in their own backyard.
Barron Mamiya (HAW) and Zoe McDougall (HAW) won the first 2017 WSL Hawaii event at Sunset Pro Junior, at Sunset Beach, North Shore, Haleiwa, Oahu/Hawaii.
Australian duo Ethan Ewing and Macy Callaghan have capped off their stellar competitive seasons, taking out the World Junior Championship (WJC) in Kiama, NSW. Conditions were not ideal but the world’s best put on an incredible show in the clean 2-foot peaks that were on offer at the stunning Bombo Beach.
(L-R) Macy Callaghan and Ethan Ewing both of Australia are the World Junior Champions with Mahina Maeda of Hawaii the Women's runner-up and Griffin Colapinto of the USA the Men's runner-up at Kiama, NSW, Australia after winning his Round Four Heat on Monday January 9, 2017.
Michel Bourez (PYF) has won the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) after defeating Kanoa Igarashi (USA) in the Final.
Michel Bourez (PYF) claimed victory at the 2016 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, at Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii.
Nine years after his first title, Brazilian Phil Rajzman has won the 2016 Jeep World Longboard Championship presented by Wanning. Rajzman overcame Steven Sawyer in the Final, which was held in 3-5 foot waves at the left hand point break of Riyue Bay.
Phil Rajzman (BRA) claims his second World Longboard Title at the 2016 Men's Jeep World Longboard Championship, at Riyue Bay, Hainan Island, China.
Californian Tory Gilkerson has taken out the 2016 Jeep Women’s World Longboard Championship presented by Wanning at the pristine left point of Riyue Bay on the Chinese Island of Hainan. Gilkerson came up against Brazilian longboarding prodigy Chloe Calmon in the Final.
Tory Gilkerson (USA) claims maiden world longboard title at the 2016 Women's Jeep World Longboard Championship, at Riyue Bay, Hainan Island, China.
Newly crowned 2016 WSL Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) has won the Maui Women's Pro, the tenth and final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT), after defeating two-time event winner Carissa Moore (HAW) in the Final.
Tyler Wright (AUS), Newly Crowned 2016 WSL Champion, Wins Maui Women’s Pro 2016, at Honolua Bay, Maui/Hawaii.
John John Florence (HAW), 24, today clinched the 2016 World Surf League (WSL) Title in dramatic fashion with a victory at the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal in Peniche, marking the first time a Hawaiian has held the men’s world surfing crown since the late Andy Irons (HAW) in 2004.
John John Florence (HAW) is the 2016 WSL World Champion and the winner of Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal, at Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal.
In the final, most anticipated Pro Junior event of the season, Noa Mizuno (Kuliouou, Oahu) and Mahina Maeda (Sunset Beach, Oahu) captured the win at the Turtle Bay Resort Pro Junior, the last World Surf League (WSL) Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) of the year.
Noa Mizuno (HAW) won the Turtle Bay Resort Pro Junior, at North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii.
In a hard-fought Roxy Pro France Semifinal duel with three-time World Champion Carissa Moore, Courtney Conlogue's valiant campaign to send the title race to Maui came to its conclusion, when she was unable to match the powerful Hawaiian's backhand attack in wally lefts.
The 2016 World Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) with her Trophy, at Roxy Pro France, at Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, on October 12. Congratulations, Tyler!
Courtney Conlogue (USA) has won the Cascais Women’s Pro, Stop No. 8 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after defeating Tyler Wright (AUS) in the Final in clean 5 foot (1.5 metre) surf at the back-up site of Guincho.
Courtney Conlogue (USA) chaired after winning the 2016 Cascais Women's Pro, at Praia De Guincho, Cascais, Portugal.
The final day of competition at the World Surf League (WSL) RVCA Pro Junior presented by Jack’s Surfboards crowned hometown hero Tyler Gunter (USA) the 2016 Champion in continued, immaculate four-to-six foot conditions at 56th Street Jetty of Newport Beach, California.
The finalists of the RVCA Pro Junior presented by Jack's Surfboards: (L to R) Fourth-place: Micky Clarke (USA), Third-place: Jake Marshall (USA), Runner-up: Nolan Rapoza (USA), and 2016 Champion: Tyler Gunter (USA), Newport Beach, California, USA.
Jordy Smith (ZAF) and Tyler Wright (AUS) claimed victory today at the Hurley Pro and Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles, Stops No. 8 and 7 respectively, on the World Surf League (WSL) Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour (CT) in three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at the famed cobblestone break of Lower Trestles.
(left to right) Tyler Wright winner of the Swatch Women's Pro Trestles, 6x WSL World Champion Stephanie Gilmore runner-up in the Swatch Women's Pro Trestles, Joel Parkinson runner-up in the Hurley Pro Trestles (all Australian) and Jordy Smith of South Africa the winner of the Hurley Pro Trestles celebrate their achievements on stage on Wednesday September 14, 2016.
After a thrilling day of competition run in stellar conditions yesterday, the stage had been set for what was guaranteed to be a finals day to remember with no shortage of frothing grommets flooding down to the beach to get amongst all the action of the Billabong Parko Grom Stomp presented by Flight Centre.
The participants of the 2016 Billabong Parko Grom Stomp presented by Flight Centre, at Caloundra, Queensland, Australia.
Kelly Slater (USA) has won the Billabong Pro Tahiti after defeating John John Florence (HAW) in the Final in eight-to-ten foot surf at Teahupo’o. The final day of competition at Stop No. 7 of 11 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) has been treated to incredible performances by the world’s best surfers, culminating with Slater’s win. The Final day saw 35 barrels ridden between the two finalists.
The victorious Kelly Slater (USA) after he scores a perfect heat with two ten point rides in Heat two of Round 5, winning the Billabong Pro Tahiti for the fifth time in his career and earns the A.I. Award, at Teahupo'o, Tahiti, French Polynesia on Tuesday August 23 2016.
The 2016 Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Banzai Bowls regional qualifying season has come to an end, as the fourth and final stop wrapped up over the weekend at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC. With contestable conditions being a major concern, a surprising waist-to-chest high swell greeted competitors with glassy conditions all day long as clean peaks were offered on a legit Outer Banks sand bar.
The four champions of stop #4 of the 2016 Rip Curl GromSearch presented by Banzai Bowls, at Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, North Carolina. From the left: Caroline Marks, Elijah Fox, Crosby Colapinto & Blayr Barton. Well done all!
After eight days of world-class Surfing competition at the 2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games in Playa Jacó, Costa Rica, Team Peru has emerged victorious and earned the Team Gold Medal and coveted Fernando Aguerre World Team Trophy.
Team Peru celebrates after winning the 2016 INS ISA World Surfing Games, their second title in three years (2014 & 2016), at Jaco Beach, Costa Rica, August 14.