Industry and event happenings
The World Surf League is set to return to the Tweed Coast in 2021 with the Tweed Coast Pro Qualifying Series (QS) 5,000 event and Pro Junior Event to run between June 19 and 25, 2021. It will be the last event for the 2021 WSL Australia / Oceania Qualifying Series and play a huge role in deciding who represents the region on the 2021 WSL Challenger Series.
Picture above: The picturesque Cabarita Beach will play as the primary location for the upcoming Tweed Coast Pro QS5,000 and Pro Junior this June. Main picture: Molly Picklum during Women's Tweed Coast Pro in September 2020.
Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) claimed victory today at the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona, the fourth stop on the 2021 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT). It was a massive day of action as Main Break turned on super clean four-to-six foot surf as 2021 saw two fresh faces holding the winner’s trophies for the fourth stop of the CT season.
Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) celebrate their wins at the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona, at Main Break, Margaret River, WA, Australia, May 10.
The Black Yeti crew spent a full week in Hintertux where the first ever combined Snowboard and Freeski World Rookie Finals went down successfully.
* Hiroto Ogiwara wins a ticket to 2021.22 FIS Slopestyle World Cup
* Evy Poppe repeats her win from the 2019 WRT finals
* Hiroto and Evy get invitations to 2022 Spring Battle at the Absolut Park, the 2021.22 Hintertux Opening and a Red Bull Experience
* Lenny Fenning and Yura Murase go home with World Grom Champion Titles
* Links to event highlights video, winning runs of the top 3 Rookie Men and the Live Stream and photo galleries from all three days of the competition
Pictured: Rookie Men Podium at the 2021 World Rookie Tour Snowboard Slopestyle Finals that went down at Austria's Betterpark Hintertux on May 1, 2021, L-R: 3rd Lucas Ferry (USA), 1st Hiroto Ogiwara (JPN) & 2nd Liam Johnson (USA). Congrats guys!
The Best Foot Forward Tour presented by Blue Tomato and Zumiez, the biggest AM Skateboard Contest tour in the world, is starting into a new round to offer the best amateur skateboarders a stepping stone into a professional skate career. Throughout the whole summer, there will be tour stops across Europe. The best 3 skaters and the best female skater will be invited to the European final in Innsbruck.
After a very unusual season in 2020 with an Online event, Rip Curl Europe has taken the decision to come back to the ocean with some events at the best surf spots in Europe. For the 2021 edition, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese Groms will go through their National events to qualify for the European Final.
British snowboard star Billy Morgan stayed close to home this past winter with many of Europe's alpine resorts closed and he used the time to become a splitboarding convert on a fun trip up to Scotland.
Billy Morgan / split boarding / hiking up Bold Rush Gully at Aonach Mor, Scotland on March 13, 2021.
The Boardriding.com team have been in Austria's Hintertux Glacier since Monday and have already successfully livestreamed the Freeski Slopestyle Qualifications and Finals. Now the time has come for the main event of the WRT 2021 finals: snowboarding! So make sure to tune in live to catch all the action from Betterpark Hintertux and witness the battle for the 2021 World Rookie Tour Snowboard champion title!
Be there when the new World Rookie Tour Champions are being decided at the 2021 WRT Snowboard Finals at Betterpark Hintertux, April 30 - May 1. Catch it all LIVE on Boardriding.com's YouTube channel!
Despite huge efforts from the World Skate unfortunately it will not be possible for the planned 2021 Park World Championships to go ahead. There have been obstacles after obstacles and at the end it was simply not possible to find suitable location for the event.
Pictured: World Skate World Park Championships in São Paulo in September 2019.
The world's best surfers are now across the country in Western Australia for the final two stops of the Australian leg of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona and the Rip Curl Rottnest Island Search pres. by Corona.
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) will be among the world's best surfers who will battle it out at the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona in Western Australia starting May 2, 2021.
The ASC is excited to announce the first Tipi Jabrik’s Grom Patrol competition event of 2021, which will take place this coming weekend 1-2 May at Halfway, Kuta Beach. This will start the third year of the Grom Patrol series, with other Grom Patrol Camps and Comps to follow later in the year.
The Boardriding.com crew are in Austria's Hintertux to stream all the action from both the Snowboard and Freeski Slopestyle Qualifications and Finals!
* For the 3rd time, the Boardriding team are on location at the WRT Finals, bringing the action into everyone's homes
* Event schedule included
* Links to live broadcast: Boardriding Facebook page @boardridingworld and also Boardriding YouTube Channel
* First up Freeski Qualies on Tuesday April 27 at 9.30AM local time (7.30AM UTC)
2021 World Rookie Finals will stream LIVE on Boardriding.com's Facebook page @boardridingworld & also YouTube Channel, start each day at 11.00AM CEST (UTC+2 hours): Freeski Qualies TUE April 27 & Finals WED April 28, Snowboard Qualies FRI April 30 & Finals SAT 1 May.
Gathered today for a press conference at the Hôtel de Région Occitanie Pyrénées Méditerranée in Montpellier, the FISE team and representatives of its partners presented the format of the festival for 2021. And it's a new urban sports concept, which articulates physical and digital phases, that will continue to bring together the world's top-level and bring out their young talents.
FISE Montpellier 2021 is planned for September 3-5 and will feature Spine Ramp skateboard contest.
Caroline Marks (USA) and Gabriel Medina (BRA) have won the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic presented by Corona, the third stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT). The iconic North Narrabeen Beach saved the best for last, hosting Finals Day in three-to-four foot surf with clean off-shore winds.
Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Caroline Marks (USA) celebrate their victories at the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic pres. by Corona, at North Narrabeen Beach, New South Wales, Australia, April 20, 2021.
Norwegian Mikkel Bang and Canadian Robin Van Gyn have been crowned the first champion backcountry snowboarders of Travis Rice's thrilling new Natural Selection Tour after a breathtaking third and final stop at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska. Here is all you need to know:
Mikkel Bang competes in the men's semi final at Red Bull Natural Selection Tour at Tordrillo Mountain, Alaska, USA on 21 March, 2021.
The Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic presented by Corona, the third stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT), is just days away from the opening of the waiting period on Friday, April 16. It will be the first time in over two decades that men’s and women’s World Title points will be earned on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
The Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic pres. by Corona 2021 opens April 16.
World Rookie Snowboard and Freeski Finals are a go with the new venue confirmed as Betterpark Hintertux in Austria from April the 24th to May the 2nd, and all the participants are reminded that the riders and coaches registration deadline for the 2021 WRT Finals is Friday 16 April 2021.
* 2021 WRT Finals to take place in one of the highest and snowiest freestyle spots of Austria rated as one of the top snowparks of the Alps
* Registration must be done online via link provided
* All the essential event information (schedule, prices, Covid-19 info) available below
* Alpenhof Hotel selected as the official accommodation provider of the 2021 World Rookie Finals
Betterpark Hintertux in the Austrian Alps is the venue for the 2021 World Rookie Snowboard and Freeski Finals, scheduled for April 24 - May 2, 2021.
After four days of nonstop riding sessions on an innovative playground of finely sculpted snow features, the 2021 edition of the Audi Nines presented by Falken has concluded with a bang in Crans-Montana, Valais, Switzerland.
Tess Coady (AUS) earned all three available 2021 Audi Nines women's snowboard awards: Best Trick, Most Creative Rider as well as Ruler of the Week, at Crans-Montana, Switzerland, April 2021.
Today, Carissa Moore (HAW) and Italo Ferreira (BRA) won the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona, the second stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT), in three-to-five foot waves at Merewether. The event culminated in an action-packed Finals Day with both winners raising the performance bar as World Title points were collected in Newcastle for the first time in almost three decades.
Reigning World Champions Carissa Moore (HAW) and Italo Ferreira (BRA), winners of the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup pres. by Corona, at Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, April 10, 2021.
The World Surf League (WSL) announces the updated calendar for the remaining 2021 Championship Tour (CT) leading into the Rip Curl WSL Finals in September. The tour includes a stop in Mexico for the first time in 15 years and the women surfing Teahupo’o for the first time since 2006. Following the fourth and final event of the current Australian leg, the CT will continue as follows*:
Red Bull Media House set to release a documentary that chronicles Marks’ life leading up to her competing for gold this summer.
Caroline Marks poses for a portrait in Laguna Beach, California, USA on 26 February, 2021.
Black Yeti is ready to open the registrations for the most promising young riders in the world that will participate in the 2021 World Rookie Snowboard & Freeski Finals at Hintertux, Austria, from April the 25th to May the 2nd.
* Link to Registrations for snowboarders, freeskiers and coaches
* Link to Online Registrations
* Updated Info Sheet (more information regarding lift tickets and hotel prices)
* Link to download the Updated Info Sheet
* It's no time like the present - join this legendary event now!
* If you dream to become a professional action sport athlete, then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!
Pictured: Betterpark Hintertux in Austria will host 2021 World Rookie Snowboard & Freeski Finals, from April 25 to May 2.
The 2021 Audi Nines presented by Falken is officially underway in snowy Crans-Montana, Valais, Switzerland, where a crack team of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders are sizing up the limitless potential of this year’s venue. Join Halldór Helgason, Jesper Tjäder and Nico Porteous for an exclusive first look at a playground unparalleled in the world of snow sports.
Boris Mouton is checking out this year’s setup for The Audi Nines, in Crans-Montana, Valais, Switzerland, April 2021.
The snowboard world has a new record to celebrate: 15-year-old Australian Valentino Guseli jumps 7.3 meters from the superpipe in LAAX on March 31, 2021. He thus breaks the previous record of 7 meters set in 2010 by the American multiple Olympic champion Shaun White.
Valentino Guseli (AUS) lands the highest halfpipe air ever measured in snowboarding history, at Laax, Switzerland, on March 31, 2021.
Collaboration with designer Sebastian Gehwolf has pushed the 2021 Audi Nines setup to stunning new aesthetic heights. This striking blend of function and art is currently under construction in Crans-Montana, Valais, Switzerland, where the closed-to-the-public event will take place from the 7th to the 10th of April, 2021.
The Audi Nines 2021 set up being built.