20th Annual Tim Brauch Foundation Bowl Contest - 2020, EXACT DATE TBC
4/1/2020 - 4/1/2020
Spring Roll - Tampa 2020
4/4/2020 - 4/4/2020
Central Coast Monster Skate Park Series - Templeton Skatepark 2020 - POSTPONED
USASA National Championships - FIS Race BA - Copper Mountain 2020
3/31/2020 - 3/31/2020
USASA National Championships - FIS National Cup HP & SS - Copper Mountain 2020
3/28/2020 - 4/2/2020
Freeride World Qualifier - Open Faces Gurgl 1* 2020
4/1/2020 - 4/2/2020
Kaizen Institute Nelscott Reef Pro 2019
10/1/2019 - 3/31/2020
Kaizen Institute Adaptive Nelscott Reef Pro 2019
Lofoten Open 2020
4/3/2020 - 4/3/2020
Industry and event happenings
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.
- Kobayashi Becomes First to Win Both Junior and QS Events in Cocoa Beach - Simmers Earns Back-to-Back Roxy Junior Pro Wins - Swierkocki Claims Maiden WSL Victory in Last-Minute Fashion -
A big conclusion crowned (L to R): Jabe Swierkocki, Caitlin Simmers, and Kei Kobayashi the 2020 event victors in Cocoa Beach.
Do you remember why you started surfing? When you rode that first wave and decided that chasing that feeling is what you had to do for the rest of your life?
Mark Mathews at The Right, Australia.
Led by a pair of Visually Impaired Gold Medals, Team Spain rose to the top of Para Surfing to earn their historic first-ever Team Gold Medal at the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship.
Team Spain displays their historic Team Gold Medals on the Closing Ceremony stage at the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship, at La Jolla, California, USA, March 14.
Reigning World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) and Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) have claimed victory at the Sydney Surf Pro, the first event of the 2020 WSL Challenger Series. The pair were standouts all event overcoming a world-class field in testing two-foot conditions at Manly Beach.
The finalists at the 2020 Sydney Surf Pro WSL Challenger Series event, L-R: Carissa Moore (HAW), Tyler Wright (AUS), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) and Matt Banting (AUS), at Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia, March 13.
Johnson Sweeps Papara Events, Runner-Up Result for Luana Silva.
The North Shore of Oahu breeds powerful surfers and today, Papara Pro Open Tahiti winner Bettylou Sakura Johnson (HAW), showed she is no exception.
Ethan Hartge (Caves Beach, NSW) and Charli Hurst (Port Kembla, NSW) have taken out the top honours in the Sydney Surf Pro Junior at Manly Beach today following two exciting finals that saw giant turns and giant scores.
Ethan Hartge (Caves Beach, NSW) and Charli Hurst (Port Kembla, NSW) have taken out the 2020 Sydney Surf Pro Junior at Manly Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, March 6.
Mason Ho (HAW) emerged victorious today at the World Surf League (WSL) Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro, a men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000, for his second QS victory in pumping conditions at the pristine reef break of Rangiroa. One of Hawaii’s most dynamic surfers went head-to-head with Maui, Hawaii’s, Eli Hanneman in the Final and the two put on a showcase of barrel-riding performances.
Mason Ho (HAW) claims Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro 11th edition victory, at Rangiroa, Tuamoto Islands, French Polynesia, March 5, 2020.
Taro Watanabe (USA) and Izzi Gomez (COL) claimed their respective maiden World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) wins in the SLO CAL Open at Morro Bay, a men’s and women’s QS 1,000, with clutch performances on finals day. Inconsistent, four-to-six foot surf powered its way into the Morro Rock lineup to test competitors’ patience and ability but Watanabe and Gomez rose to the challenge, taking down formidable fields en route to their first-ever WSL victories.
Finalists of 2020 SLO CAL Open at Morro Bay, L-R: David do Carmo (BRA), Taro Watanabe (USA), Izzi Gomez (COL) & Sawyer Lindblad (USA), at Morro Bay, California, USA, March 1.
Hawaiian youngster Kelis Kaleopaa (HAW) and surfing icon Joel Tudor (USA) have seized historical victories at the Noosa Longboard Open, presented by Thomas Surfboards, the opening event of the 2020 World Surf League (WSL) Longboard Tour (LT). On what was the best day of conditions for the entire event, the pair overcame a field of reigning event winner’s and former world champions, to each take monumental wins in clean two-foot surf on Noosa Main Beach.
Surfing legend Joel Tudor (USA) wins the 2020 Noosa Longboard Open presented by Thomas Surfboards, at Noosa Main Beach, Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia, February 25.
The Clash of the Groms Junior Tour returns for 2020 with new backing from sponsors Glassing Monkey. The series will feature four events throughout the year, all taking place at the iconic home of British surfing, Fistral Beach.
Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) was victorious over Weslley Dantas (BRA) by a final score of 14.40 to 11.23 to take home the World Surf League (WSL) QS5000 Oi Hang Loose Pro Contest pres. by Eletron Energy at Cacimba do Padre in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. The Moroccan was consistent throughout the week and was in complete sync with the waves on Finals Day, which included a Semifinals win over former event winner Jadson Andre (BRA). With today’s win, Boukhiam has jumped from 163rd to number 2 on the Qualifying Series rankings behind Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), who took the rankings lead with his Semifinals finish today.
Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) celebrates victory of WSL QS5000 2020 Oi Hang Loose Pro Contest pres. by Eletron Energy, at Cacimba do Padre in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, February 16.
The Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge pres. By Jogos Santa Casa at Nazaré ran today in massive waves and provided non-stop action for six hours straight, showcasing the best Big Wave riders in the world at the unique arena of Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.
Winners of the 2020 Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge Pres. By Jogos Santa Casa, L-R: Water Safety Team (Jogos Santa Casa Commitment Award), Lucas Chianca (BRA), Kai Lenny (HAW) & Justine Dupont (FRA), at Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal, February 11.
Gaspard Larsonneur (FRA) and Pauline Ado (FRA) have won the QS1,500 Cabreiroá Pro Las Americas, claiming victory in the Finals against Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) and Ariane Ochoa (EUK) held in wind-affected two-to-three foot surf at Las Américas.
The winners of the 2020 Cabreiroa Pro Las Americas, Gaspard Larsonneur (FRA) and Pauline Ado (FRA), at Playa de Las Américas, Arona, Tenerife, Canary Islands, February 8.
After three flawless days of surf at Pipeline, the Volcom Pipe Pro, a World Surf League (WSL) Men's Qualifying Series (QS) 5,000, saw Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) win in powerful and challenging conditions on the fourth and final day to join the list of illustrious winners and take home his very first Pipeline victory. The Brazilian representation was strong as Dantas went against Joao Chianca (BRA) and Yago Dora (BRA) in the Final, who earned runner up and third place respectively, and Hawaiian, Seth Moniz (HAW).
Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) hoists the warrior helmet on stage during the 2020 Volcom Pipe Pro, alongside finalists Joao Chianca (BRA) in white, Yago Dora (BRA) in blue and Seth Moniz (HAW) in green, at Banzai Pipeline, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii, February 1.
Nat Young (USA) has won the first-ever QS5,000 Pro Taghazout Bay in historic fashion today, claiming victory in the Final bout against Alonso Correa (PER) held in pumping surf at the world famous Anchor Point.
Nat Young (USA-R) is the winner and Alonso Correa (PER-L) is the runner-up at 2020 Pro Taghazout Bay, at Anchor Point, Taghazout Bay, Morocco, January 30.
Billy Kemper (HAW) claimed his second win today at the Sunset Open, a World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 and the first regional Hawaii/Tahiti Nui event of 2020, in an action-packed Final against junior surfers Kauli Vaast (PYF) and Eli Hanneman (HAW) and fellow QS veteran Koa Smith (HAW). Exalted as one of the best weeks in his life, Kemper found success at Sunset today and also at Maui’s Pe‘ahi after riding the wave of his life just three days ago.
2020 Sunset Open winner, Billy Kemper (HAW), is inspired by Kobe Bryant to excel in surfing and to motivate the younger generation, starting with his own children, who shared today's win with him on the podium at Sunset Beach, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii, January 27.
Brodi Sale (HAW) and Kirra Pinkerton (USA) earned their very first Hawaii victories at the Sunset Pro Junior today, the opening event of the 2020 season for the World Surf League (WSL) Hawaii/Tahiti Nui region, after controlling their respective 4-man finals with excellent positioning at Sunset Point and confident forehand surfing. This Men’s and Women’s 18 and under event runs in conjunction with the Sunset Open, a Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000, which will look to get underway this week as new NW swells begins to fill in along the North Shore.
Brodi Sale (HAW) and Kirra Pinkerton (USA) made their mark in Hawaii history after claiming 2020 Sunset Pro Junior, at Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, January 21.
Sustainable Surf & SeaTrees have teamed up with Spooked Kooks to raise funds for WIRES - NSW Wildlife Information & Rescue.
Sage Goldsbury (Cape Woolamai, VIC) and George Pittar (North Manly, NSW) have won the Hydralyte Sports QLD Pro Junior presented by Hyundai on the Gold Coast today in pumping waves at Duranbah Beach. The series will now head to Narrabeen (NSW) in April, followed by Bells Beach (VIC) in September.
Sage Goldsbury (VIC) and George Pittar (NSW) have claimed victory at the 2020 Hydralyte Sports QLD Pro Junior Presented By Hyundai at Duranbah Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, January 19.
The Rip Curl GromSearch National Final saw six new national champions crowned today following a handful of exciting finals in playful two-foot wedges at Woonona Beach.
Milli Allport (Shelly Beach, NSW) won the 16 Girls division at the Rip Curl GromSearch Australian National Final, at Woonona Beach, Woonona, New South Wales, Australia, on January 16, 2020.
Brisa Hennessy (CRI) and Shun Murakami (JPN) claimed respective wins at the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) Corona Open China hosted by Wanning, a men’s and women’s QS 5,000, in phenomenal fashion. The 2019 Championship Tour (CT) Rookie of the Year and 2020 provisional Olympian Hennessy continued to display a dominant backhand attack to overcome an in-form Vahine Fierro (FRA) in their Final showdown while Murakami picked apart the lineup to dismantle former CT competitor Keanu Asing (HAW) in a stout finish.
Brisa Hennessy (L) and Shun Murakami (R) emerged with 5,000 points at the 2020 Corona Open China hosted by Wanning to start their respective 2020 seasons, at Riyue Bay, Wanning, China, January 12.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is pleased to announce that the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship will take place in La Jolla, California from March 11-15. The fifth edition of the world championship event, previously named the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship, will gather the world’s best Para Surfers to compete and display their talents in a Paralympic-style, World Championship competition.
Denmark’s Bruno Hansen has won four Gold Medals in the AS-4 Division, looking to go for his fifth in 2020.
The 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) season has come to a close with Carissa Moore (HAW) claiming a fourth World Title and Italo Ferriera (BRA) earning his first, and the elite class of surfers has been set for 2020.
Frederico Morais, No. 1 on the men's 2019 Qualifying Series.
Italo Ferreira (BRA) is the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Champion after defeating his closest rival, Gabriel Medina (BRA), in a heated Final in six-to-eight foot (1.8 - 2.4 meter) waves at the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters, the final stop on the Men’s WSL Championship Tour (CT) and third gem of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Ferreira is only the third Brasilian to win the World Title and Billabong Pipe Masters trophy and celebrated the double-win with an emotional chair up the beach to the awards stage.
Italo Ferreira (BRA) claimed his maiden World Title at the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters, at Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii, December 19.
Today, Paige Alms (HAW) and Billy Kemper (HAW) won the World Surf League (WSL) cbdMD Jaws Big Wave Championships in 30-to-50 foot (9 - 15 meter) waves at the famed Pe’ahi surf break on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii.
Paige Alms (HAW) earns historic third win at Jaws, at 2019 cbdMD Jaws Big Wave Championships, Pe'ahi, Maui, Hawaii, USA, December 12.
Rusty are thrilled to announce that Australian underground powerhouse Wade Carmichael is joining their team.
The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop on the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Championship Tour (CT) and third gem of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, witnessed a dramatic day of intense matchups in the Round of 32 as the world’s best surfers battled in eight-to-ten foot (2.4 - 3 meter) waves.
Filipe Toledo (BRA) competes at Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop on the 2019 WSL Men’s Championship Tour, at Banzai Pipeline, Oahu/Hawaii, December 11, 2019.
Amy Purdy and her partner Daniel Gale's foundation Adaptive Action Sports works to get people with physical disabilities out on the slopes and in skateparks.
Amy Purdy co-founded Adaptive Action Sports in 2005.