Grind for Life Series at Zephyrhills 2018
27/01/2018 - 27/01/2018
El Gato Classic 2018
26/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
Old Man Bowl Jam - Tampa 2018
02/02/2018 - 02/02/2018
Sport Chek Air Nation - Sun Peaks 2018
22/01/2018 - 24/01/2018
FIS Europa Cup - Vars 2018
23/01/2018 - 24/01/2018
Freeride World Qualifier - RED Mountain Canada 2018
Women's Ron Jon Florida Pro 2018 pres by Florida State Sunshine Lager
18/01/2018 - 24/01/2018
Men's Florida Pro 2018 pres by Florida State Sunshine Lager
ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship 2018
19/01/2018 - 25/01/2018
Industry and event happenings
Every surfer experiences a powerful connection to the ocean, but...
Opening Ceremony to inaugurate first edition of the event in China on Friday
The 2013 ISA Longboard Junior Champion and 2017 WSL Champion, Honolua Blomfield (HAW), will go for her first Gold in the open women's division when competition commences on Saturday.
Finn McGill (HAW) and Vahine Fierro (PYF) have taken out the 2017 WSL Men’s and Women’s Jeep World Junior Championship in Kiama NSW. The final day saw 28 heats run and history made with bumpy 3-to-4 foot waves on offer at Bombo Beach.
The 2017 WSL Jeep World Junior Championship finalists from left to right: Joh Azuchi (JPN), men's champion Finn McGill (HAW), women's champion Vahine Fierro (PYF) & Summer Macedo (HAW), at Bombo Beach, Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, January 2018.
ISA and WSL agree on proposed process to ensure participation of top WSL professional surfers. ISA underlines commitment to global representation for surfers around the world. Final qualification process subject to approval of the International Olympic Committee.
WSL CT surfers Pauline Ado and Johanne Defay rejoice upon respectively earning the Women's Gold and Silver Medals for Team France at the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games held in Biarritz.
Congratulations to Jeremy Flores (29), who won the 2017 (and 2010) Pipeline Masters last night in Hawaii. The French surfer from Reunion Island took out friend and teammate Kanoa Igarashi as well as world title hopeful Gabriel Medina en route to the Final against the new WSL Champion, John John Florence. ''Jez" rounds out the year at 15th place on the Jeep Leaderboard to solidify his place on the 2018 CT. The victory at Pipe also marks his best result of the season and his first CT win since Tahiti in 2015.
2017 Pipe Master Jeremy Flores
John John Florence (HAW) clinched the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Title today at the Billabong Pipe Masters, making him the first male surfer since the late Andy Irons (HAW) to successfully defend a maiden world title (Irons was ’02, ’03). Mark Richards (AUS), Tom Carroll (AUS) and Tom Curren (USA) are the only other male surfers to have achieved this feat.
John John Florence (HAW) makes history by claiming back-to-back WSL Titles at the Billabong Pipe Masters in Hawaii.
October saw this awesome creation win at the Vissla Surfrider Creators Contest, where upcycled surf equipment was celebrated and honoured.
The final day of the Vans World Cup, event No. 2 of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and concluding World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) event of the year, saw multiple victories spread success across several surfers, including Conner Coffin (USA) who became the first Californian to take the event win, and Benji Brand (HAW) who earned the WSL Hawaii/Tahiti Nui Regional Champion title.
The first California surfer to ever win the Vans World Cup and only second USA athlete behind CJ Hobgood in 2008, Conner Coffin, at Sunset Beach, Hawaii, December 2017.
Tyler Wright (AUS), 23, earned her second World Title after a big day of competition at the final event of the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Maui Women's Pro. Honolua Bay delivered beautiful, five-to-seven foot (1.5 - 2.1 metre) waves as the swell filled in throughout the morning, which offered pristine conditions for the competitors. Massive upsets followed in Round 4 and the Quarterfinals, where Wright garnered the World Title by day’s end.
Tyler Wright (AUS) earned back-to-back World Titles at the final stop on the 2017 WSL Championship Tour, the Maui Women's Pro, at Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii/USA, 30th November 2017.
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) has won the final event of the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Maui Women's Pro, today in four foot (1.2 metre) conditions at Honolua Bay after the competition saw the exciting conclusion of the Women’s World Title race yesterday.
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) wins the final event of the 2017 World Surf League Championship Tour, the Maui Women's Pro, at Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii/USA, December 2017.
In a historical day of surfing at the Taiwan Open World Longboard Championship, 18-year-old Hawaiian sensation Honolua Blomfield (HAW) has won the Women’s division and with it become the 2017 World Longboard Champion.
Honolua Blomfield (HAW) has won the inaugural Taiwan Open and become the 2017 Women's World Longboard Champion, at Jinzun Harbour, Taitung, Taiwan, November 2017.
Runner up Griffin Colapinto qualifies for 2018 Championship Tour. Vans World Cup begins Saturday at Sunset Beach.
2017 Hawaiian Pro finalists: Filipe Toledo (1st), Griffin Colapinto (2nd), Wiggolly Dantas (3rd) and Michel Bourez (4th).
...using the deadly force of OCEAN POWERS - artificial wave! Surfing the various clips making their way onto the web this week, a hidden gem came shining through from Alma Surf Culture and The Ministry of Flow. And more of you have to see this.
The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that the WSL Surf Ranch Facility in Lemoore, Central California will host the world’s best surfers as part of the 2018 Championship Tour (CT) calendar.
John John Florence at the Surf Ranch Test event September 2017.
A special finals day crowned Cole Houshmand (USA) and Kirra Pinkerton (USA) the World Surf League (WSL) Live Like Zander Junior Pro In Memory of Zander Venezia its winners at Soup Bowl. The San Clemente, California, sweep earned both Houshmand and Pinkerton their first-ever Pro Junior wins in amazing fashion. Also, Pinkerton’s win moved her up the rankings to No. 2 and clinched a spot into the World Junior Championships over Samantha Sibley (USA). Conditions proved tricky for competitors as Soup Bowl’s shifting peaks continued to surprise, but the best was saved for last.
Cole Houshmand (USA) (L) and Kirra Pinkerton (USA) (R) earned the honorary first-ever Live Like Zander Junior Pro awards along with their maiden Pro Junior wins at Soup Bowl, Bathsheba, Barbados, November 2017.
Quiksilver and Roxy sponsor UKPSA National Junior Surf Championships, Clash of the Groms. This is the final and deciding event on the Nerf Clash of the Groms Series 2017.
Medina claims back-to-back event titles in Europe, climbs up to No.2 on the Jeep Leaderboard. Julian Wilson keeps World Title hopes alive with runner-up finish.
WSL Title Showdown goes to Hawaii following Quarterfinal Elimination for John John Florence.
Gabriel Medina of Brazil is chaired up the ebach after winning the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal for the second time in his career at Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal.
Florence takes Jeep leader jersey from Smith. Fitzgibbons retains frontrunner position heading into final event of season.
The Americans have clinched a second Team Title in the history of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships.
Team USA celebrates their second ISA Junior World Title in three years.
Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Silvana Lima (BRA) have claimed victory today at the Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro at Trestles in three-to-four foot (1 - 1.2 metre) waves at the famed cobblestone break of Lower Trestles.
Brazil's Silvana Lima and Filipe Toledo have won the 2017 Swatch Pro and Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles, San Clemente, California, USA, on September 15.
The 2017 GromSearch Series will continue the third stop in the next few weeks on 16-17 September 2017 in Pererenan, Canggu, Bali. More than 50 ripping young surfers from Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Phillippines and Thailand are already registered and ready to compete in an exciting, safe and friendly environment.
Indonesian prodigy Rio Waida (IDN) has taken out the 2017 Hello Pacitan Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 event in pumping waves at Watu Karung in East Java. In it’s first year as a WSL event, Watu Karung didn’t disappoint with intense barreling 3-to-6 foot waves on offer throughout the competition window.
Rio Waida (IDN) riding the tube to victory at 2017 Hello Pacitan Pro, at Watu Karung, West Java, Indonesia, on Saturday 19th August.
Julian Wilson (AUS) claimed victory today at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Stop No. 7 of 11 on the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after defeating Gabriel Medina (BRA) in the Final. A full day of competition witnessed intense action from the remaining competitors as they battled through 15 heats in six-to-seven foot (1.8 - 2 metre) surf at Teahupo’o.
Julian Wilson of Australia (pictured), claimed his first event victory of the year at the Billabong Pro Tahiti by defeating Gabriel Medina of Brazil in the final at Teahupo’o, Tahiti, French Polynesia, on Sunday August 13, 2017. The result moves Wilson into No.5 position on the Jeep Leaderboard going into the next event.
Sage Erickson (USA) and Kanoa Igarashi (USA) claimed victory today at the Vans US Open of Surfing in two-to-four foot (0.5 - 1 metre) waves on the southside of the Huntington Beach Pier. A capacity crowd witnessed Erickson clinch the win at Stop No. 6 of 10 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) and Igarashi take out the Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 event.
Californians Kanoa Igarashi (USA) and Sage Erickson (USA) celebrate their wins at the Vans US Open of Surfing 2017, at Huntington Beach, CA, USA, August 6.
The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Wahu will continue to support and nurture Australian surfing’s future champions with an expanded ten-event series announced today.
After four of the most incredible days of competition this year, the Corona Open J-Bay came to a remarkable conclusion in pumping surf at Supertubes on Thursday, with Filipe Toledo taking the win in firing, eight-foot rights. This 2017 edition of this classic event, with all the drama, upsets and unbelievable performances, will undoubtedly lock it into the history books as one of the best J-Bay has ever seen.
Filipe Toledo of Brazil (in blue) took victory in the final of the Corona Open J-Bay in pumping Supertubes, at Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa, on Wednesday July 19, 2017, after defeating Frederico Morais of Portugal (in red).
Jordy Smith (ZAF) won the Ballito Pro pres. by Billabong in front of a packed beach of partisan spectators, defeating powerful Brazilian Willian Cardoso (BRA) in a pulsating final to add the 2017 event title to his previous victory in 2010.
World No.3 Jordy Smith of South Africa (pictured left) claimed the title of Ballito Pro Champion for the second time in his career after defeating Willian Cardoso of Brazil (right) in an exciting final at Willard Beach, Ballito, South Africa, on July 8, 2017.
The annual Billabong junior competition series is back; and for its 2017 edition, it’s grown bigger and better! Previously known as Billabong Grommet Attack, the competition series is now renamed to Billabong Bloodlines Series - Bali.
The 2017 Junior Pro Espinho culminated today with the finals surfed in excellent two-to-three foot surf at the iconic praia de Baia in Northern Portugal. Surfers put on an incredible show in the rippable surf and kept everyone on the beach entertained all day.
Teresa Bonvalot (right) and Marco Mignot (left) won the 2017 Junior Pro Espinho, at Praia de Baia, Porto, Northern Portugal.
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.