Primitive Demo & SPoT Collab Deck Release 2020
1/23/2020 - 1/23/2020
Checklist Junior Contest - Paris 2020
1/25/2020 - 1/25/2020
Chimera Games - Nagoya 2020
1/25/2020 - 1/26/2020
Mt Hood Series - Timberline MLK Slopestyle #1 2020
1/20/2020 - 1/20/2020
Adirondack Series - Gore Ski Bowl - Boardercross #1 2020
Kids On Snow - Feuerkogel #1 2020
Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps, Event 9 - Trigg, WA 2020
Billabong Grom Series pres by Oceanbridge - Event 1, Mount Maunganui 2020
7th Legend Surf Classic - Puerto Rico 2020
1/24/2020 - 1/26/2020
Industry and event happenings
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.
Today, Hawaii’s Billy Kemper and Imaikalani deVault earned first and second place, respectively, at the Pipe Invitational to clinch wildcard spots into 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.
Imaikalani deVault (HAW) had a breakthrough performance at WSL Specialty Event Pipe Invitational, and will surf in the heat of his career in the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters, at Banzai Pipeline, Oahu/Hawaii, December 9, 2019.
The 2020 World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) is set to commence at the perfect lefthander of Riyue Bay on the Island of Hainan, China, for the Corona Open China hosted by Wanning.
Pictured: Championship Tour competitor Paige Hareb (NZL) will return to Hainan Island this January for the Corona Open China Hosted by Wanning, Qualifying Series 5000 event which will kick start the 2020 WSL season.
Today, Carissa Moore (HAW) won the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Title at the lululemon Maui Pro, the final stop on the WSL Women’s Championship Tour (CT). Moore’s victory comes following her provisional qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Although she defeated her closest opponent, 17-year-old Caroline Marks (USA), to clinch her fourth World Title, the two will represent America together as surfing makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo next year.
Tyler Wright (USA - L) is runner-up & Stephanie Gilmore (AUS - R) is the winner of 2019 lululemon Maui Pro, and Hawaii's Carissa Moore (middle) becomes 2019 WSL Women's World Champion for the fourth time, at Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii/USA, December 2.
Jack Robinson (AUS) earned an exalted victory today at the Vans World Cup of Surfing with the best Final heat total in Sunset Beach history and claimed the last spot on the World Surf League (WSL) Men’s 2020 Championship Tour (CT) by way of the Qualifying Series (QS). The second event of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and final WSL QS competition of the year, Robinson earned 10,000 points to surge from No. 22 on the QS to No. 5 and edge out runner-up Ezekiel Lau (HAW) from CT requalification. Robinson will join the world’s best for his very first run on the dream tour.
Jack Robinson (AUS) claimed a huge victory at the 2019 Vans World Cup of Surfing and earned the last spot on the World Surf League (WSL) Men’s 2020 Championship Tour, at Sunset Beach, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii, December 2.
Amuro Tsuzuki and Lucas Vicente have claimed the 2019 World Surf League Junior Championship at the Taiwan Open of Surfing. The final day of competition saw the best junior surfers in the world tested in solid and unruly six-to-eight foot surf at Jinzun Harbour as the cream rose to the top on a historic day of competition. The pair overcame tough opposition in Californian duo Alyssa Spencer and Kade Matson in their respective finals.
2019 Taiwan Open of Surfing / WSL World Junior Championships Podium, L-R: women's champion Amuro Tsuzuki (JPN), men's champion Lucas Vicente (BRA), women's runner-up Alyssa Spencer (USA) & men's runner-up Kade Matson (USA), at Jinzun Harbour, Taitung, Taiwan, November 29.
Portugal’s Frederico Morais (PRT) won the Hawaiian Pro today with sure-footed power surfing and a veteran edge over Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) and Ethan Ewing (AUS) who placed second, third and fourth respectively in the Final at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach. Today’s victory cements Morais’ status back on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) and the lead on the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing title race. The Hawaiian Pro is the second-to-last Men’s WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 event and first gem of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, which now moves to Sunset Beach for the Vans World Cup of Surfing.
Frederico Morais (PRT) is Number 1 in the Hawaiian Pro and on the QS, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii, Sunday, November 24, 2019.
17 months ago, two-time World Surf League (WSL) Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) fell ill in South Africa. Temporarily hospitalized, Wright was forced to pull out of the Corona Open J-Bay and was diagnosed with Influenza A with complications that sidelined her from competition since.
2x World Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) will compete in the lululemon Maui Pro, which opens this Monday, November 25, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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).
- 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.
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.
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.