Central Coast Monster Skate Park Series #4 - South County YMCA Skatepark (Grover Beach) 2018
28/04/2018 - 28/04/2018
Australian Championships of Street Skateboarding 2018
Florida Vert Series - Event #1 Mead's Holopaw 2018
Zillertal Valley Ralley hosted by Ride Snowboards - stop #4 Betterpark Hintertux 2018
28/04/2018 - 29/04/2018
Vans Hi Standard Series - Timberline, OR (HCSC) 2018
27/06/2018 - 27/06/2018
Thredbo Snow Series – Rail Jam 2018
29/06/2018 - 29/06/2018
Men's Pro Santa Cruz 2018
24/04/2018 - 29/04/2018
Men's Komune Bali Pro 2018
25/04/2018 - 29/04/2018
Women's Komune Bali Pro 2018
Industry and event happenings
The list of nominees for the 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Awards (BWA) has been officially released.
Above: BWA Tube of the Year Award Nominee Mick Corbett at The Right, Western Australia.
-Stephanie Gilmore rings bell for fourth time at Rip Curl Pro - Italo Ferreira claims first CT win - Mick Fanning ends career with runner-up finish at Bells Beach -
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Italo Ferreira (BRA) ring the iconic Bells trophy after winning the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today welcomed the release by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of the approved qualification system for Surfing's Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, ensuring the participation of the world's best professional surfers as well as promoting universal opportunities for surfers from around the world at the Games.
Olympic hopeful Jordy Collins (USA) takes to the air at the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games held in Biarritz, France.
Wilson and Peterson take Jeep Leader Jersey for first time heading to Bells - Rookie Colapinto finds perfection at firing Kirra - Buchan and Andrew settle for second place at picture-perfect Kirra.
Lakey Peterson (USA) and Julian Wilson (AUS) earned the first CT wins of the year at the Roxy and Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
-May event slated to be historic first for Wolrd Surf League - Tickets on sale tomorrow at wslfounderscup.com
Silvana Lima (BRA) will represent the Brazil Team at the WSL Founders' Cup of Surfing specialty event in May.
- Defending event winner Heremoana Luciani advances with 18.80 - Perfect barreling surf for rounds 1 & 2
Ulualoha Napeahi drops into a wave with calculated precision on his backhand.
- 17 Years at elite level, 22 CT victories, three WSL titles - 2018 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach to be Fanning's final as full-time competitor
Three-time WSL Champion Mick Fanning will retire from competitive surfing on the WSL Championship Tour after his final heat at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
- Alms defends Big Wave Crown for back-to-back titles - Kemper earns first Big Wave Tour Championship
Hawaii's Billy Kemper and Paige Alms earn 2017/2018 Big Wave Tour Titles.
- Michelob Ultra Pure Gold sponsors first public event at Surf Ranch Facility
- Co-ed region verses region teams event with world's best surfers
- Register for pre-sale tickets at wslfounderscup.com
Six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore will lead Team Australia at the inaugural Founders' Cup of Surfing event at the Kelly Slater Wave Co Surf Ranch.
- Tyler and Mikey Wright make history as first sibling finalists in a WSL QS event
- Coco Ho (HAW) wins her second Surfest Title
- Hawaiian Barron Mamiya (HAW) finishes runner-up in Burton Automotive Pro
Grandstand Sports Clinic Women's Pro finalists Tyler Wright (AUS) and Coco Ho (HAW) with Burton Automotive Pro Finalists Mikey Wright (AUS) and Barron Mamiya (HAW).
Barbados Surf Pro Men and Women's QS 3,000 returns to 2018 schedule
Drill Hall Beach played host to surfers from around the world in 2017, including Australian runner-up Shane Campbell (AUS) (pictured) and another stacked international field awaits in 2018.
22 year old Brazilian earns career-first Big Wave Tour victory. Kemper overtakes Lenny on Big Wave Rankings. Hawaii surfers hold top four spots on BWT leaderboard.
Lucas Chianca (BRA) earned his career-first Big Wave Tour victory at the Nazaré Challenge on 11th Feb.
20-year-old hopes to surf for home country in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Becomes first competitor to formally represent Japan on WSL Championship Tour.
Kanoa Igarashi surfing in the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal.
Josh Moniz, 21, claimed the Volcom Pipe Pro today in exceptional, all-time conditions at Pipeline after overcoming a stacked Final heat that included a perfect 10-point ride from former event winner and Pipe prodigy Jamie O’Brien (HAW). This marks the ninth event of the Volcom Pipe Pro history, a World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 event, and Moniz takes the fifth win to join the elite list of warrior winners that also includes 2x World Champion John John Florence (HAW), 11x World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and Australian Soli Bailey.
Josh Moniz hoists the warrior helmet as winner of the 2018 Volcom Pipe Pro, at Haleiwa, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, February 2018.
Tory Gilkerson's Gold in the Women's Division, Tony Silvagni's Bronze, and Kevin Skvarna's Copper in the Men's Division Take USA to Team Gold. Hawaii's Kai Sallas continues dominance in China, earns Men's Gold. Natsumi Taoka makes history, earns first ISA Longboard Medal for Japan with Copper in Women's Division.
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.