Industry and event happenings
Red Bull Cape Fear, the one-of-a-kind invitation-only big wave surfing competition, is returning to Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania’s home of slab surfing. Here is all you need to know:
Mick Fanning (AUS) Performs at Red Bull Cape Fear in Tasmania, Australia on May 13, 2019.
In six days, the competitions of the national snowboard championship took place in two Hungarian venues. At the same time, Hungary Rookie Fest went down for the first time! Congrats!
In February 2021 the Black Yeti organized WRT snowboard contest in Hungary for the very first time: Hungarian Rookie Fest at Mátraszentistván Ski Resort.
Here is an overview and essential information about the Black Yeti's contests that are about to go down in Austria and Japan, and also brief recaps of those events that already took place during this season all over the globe.
The Black Yeti will yet again land in Japan for Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest at Nekoma Ski Resort, on March 6, 2021.
In Finland, QKLS Rookie Fest, also a part of Finnish national QKLS Tour, went down in Ruka, from the 12th to the 13th February 2021. 51 enthusiastic riders showed their best skills in a perfect shaped snowpark.
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Jackson Baker and Kobie Enright have taken impressive victories at the Port Stephens Pro presented by Mad Mex, the second event of the 2021 World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS). The three-day QS1,000 event saw an array of conditions with competition wrapping up in fun, two-to-three foot waves at One Mile Beach.
Port Stephens Pro 2021 winners (L-R) Jackson Baker & Kobie Enright, at One Mile Beach, Port Stephens, NSW, Australia, 23 February.
Some of the world's top freeskiers and snowboarders gathered at the iconic Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming to battle it out in the fourth edition of Kings and Queens of Corbet's with Karl Fostvedt and Madison Blackley coming out on top. Here is all you need to know:
Audrey Hebert during 2021 Kings and Queens of Corbet's at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY, USA, February 18.
As a result of the extended lockdown in Austria, the 8th Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato and Ride Snowboards has to deal with postponements and cancellations. The first event at Penken Park Mayrhofen will be postponed to Easter Weekend on April 3rd and 4th, 2021. Both March tour stops at Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach and Zillertal Arena are cancelled. So the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY will go down in 2021 with two instead of four events. The great final is set for April 24th and 25th,2021 at Betterpark Hintertux on Hintertux Glacier.
All fingers crossed that the grand finale of 2020/21 Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY does go down just like last year, at Betterpark Hintertux, Hintertux Glacier, Tux-Finkenberg, Austria.
Molly Picklum and Reef Heazlewood have taken victory at the Great Lakes Pro presented by Surfers Rescue 24/7, the opening event of the 2021 World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS). The pair were the surfers to beat, each posting the highest scores of the event on Finals Day to clinch their maiden WSL QS victories in solid but junky, four-to-five foot peaks at Tuncurry Breakwall.
2021 Great Lakes Pro QS1,000 winners (L - R) Molly Picklum and Reef Heazlewood.
Today, the World Surf League (WSL) confirmed the updated schedule for the Championship Tour (CT) Australian leg, announcing the three upcoming events in North Narrabeen (NSW), Margaret River (WA), and Rottnest Island (WA). The WSL also announced the cancellation of the 2021 Corona Open Gold Coast pres. by Billabong and the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
The 2021 Great Lakes Pro pres. by Surfers Rescue 24/7 – stop one on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series – will kickstart an action-packed year of surfing in Australia from tomorrow until 19 February 2021. The elite four-day World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 rated event will form the first of four stops on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series.
Molly Picklum will be competing at Boomerang Beach this week.
The SuddenRush Banked Slalom in LAAX represents openness and sustainability. It is a cross-generational experience for all those who like to celebrate the most original snowboarding discipline, the Banked Slalom, together with like-minded people. That's how it was in 2014 when LAAX, together with SuddenRush and snowboard legends Terje Haakonsen and Nicolas Müller, launched the event, and that's how it still is today in February 2021.
Last year's LAAX SuddenRush Banked Slalom, March 2020.
The 2021 Mad Mex Maroubra Pro will see some of Australia’s best and most promising surfers land on the Eastern Sydney beach at the end of February. The elite three-day World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 rated event will form the third of four stops on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series and will take place in Maroubra from the 26 February – 28 February 2021.
2020 Maroubra event winner Dakoda Walters will return the Eastern Sydney beach at the end of February to defend his title.
The World Surf League (WSL) today announced that the Championship Tour (CT) will return to Bells Beach in 2022 and beyond thanks to the new three-year deal that was signed between the WSL and its longtime partners, Rip Curl and the Victorian Government. The deal secures this iconic event into the future and ensures that any WSL World Title hopeful will need to navigate the notorious Bells bowl if they have any chance at becoming a World Champion and that the coveted Bell will be rung for many Easters to come.
The lineup during Round Five of the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach, April 2017.
The vision was realized at the first stop of Travis Rice’s all-mountain, freestyle snowboard Natural Selection Tour, where the best riders in the world competed in an all-new format, with never-before-seen drone technology, broadcast live on Red Bull TV.
Mark McMorris and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott win the finals of the Natural Selection Tour at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Jackson, Wyoming, USA, on 9 February, 2021.
Black Yeti will cross again the ocean and land in USA, in one of finest North America ski resort: Winter Park, Colorado. Here both snowboarders and freeskiers will enjoy the slopestyle contest scheduled for the 11th and the 12th February 2021 and compete to conquer a spot for the end of season WRT Finals.
Winter Park Ski Resort, Colorado, USA.
With the World Surf League’s (WSL) scheduled return to Australia for the next leg of the Championship Tour (CT), the WSL has confirmed its approval from the New South Wales government to land a chartered flight and quarantine in Sydney. The WSL also announced Newcastle in NSW, Australia, as the fourth event of the Australian leg that will kick off the leg on April 1. The WSL will continue to work with the state governments to update the dates of the other three Australian leg events, working in line with the continually-changing state border closures due to COVID-19.
An iconic Merewether lineup awaits the world's best surfers for 2021's first CT event in Australia, The Newcastle Pro, commencing on April 1.
History was made today at the YETI Natural Selection at Jackson Hole. Day one of the world’s first ever, all-mountain, freestyle snowboard tour, dreamed up by snowboarder Travis Rice, featured perfect conditions. Here 24 of the best men’s and women’s snowboarders in the world put fresh tracks down on sixteen-acres of prime inbounds terrain featuring 50-plus enhanced and natural features. Custom-built, stabilized racing drones helped to carry the action from the vast venue, high up on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to homes and hands worldwide live, free and in its entirety exclusively on Red Bull TV.
Mark McMorris inspects the course during the preview for the Natural Selection Tour at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Jackson, WY, USA, on 02 February, 2021.
Letícia Bufoni may only be 27 years of age, however she has been a global trailblazer for women's skateboarding for well over a decade now. And with Tokyo just around the corner, the Brazilian has been hard at work training in her backyard set-up at her Los Angles home.
Leticia Bufoni poses for portrait during filming Backyards in Los Angeles, California, United States on January 27, 2021.
Black Yeti is ready for the first European snowboard stop of the season! QKLS Rookie Fest will be held in Ruka, Finland on 12nd and 13th February. Due to strict Covid-19 travel restrictions the event is reserved for Finnish riders, but it will still be an amazing stop!
The Black Yeti is headed back to Finland's Ruka for the QKLS Rookie Fest for the 2nd time!
X Games Aspen 2021 wrapped up today, with a jam-packed Sunday filled with Jeep Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle, Jeep Men’s Ski Slopestyle, Pacifico Women’s Snowboard Big Air, Monster Energy Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe, The Real Cost Men’s Snowboard Big Air and Wendy’s Ski Knuckle Huck. The 20th annual event, live from Buttermilk Mountain, was the first-ever with no spectators in attendance.
Mons Røisland (NOR), Dusty Henricksen (USA) and Rene Rinnekangas (FIN) at the medal ceremony for Jeep Men's Snowboard Slopestyle during X Games Aspen 2021.
The 2021 Natural Selection Tour gets underway this week at snowboarding freeride mecca Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming with the world's best battling it out in steep and deep natural terrain.
Travis Rice rides the 'Pillow Line' in the Kootenay Valley of British Colombia, Canada, on 1 March, 2019.
Action continued on day two of X Games Aspen 2021, with fans able to catch Jeep Women’s Ski Slopestyle live on ABC, The Real Cost Men’s Ski Big Air on @XGames socials and Monster Energy Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe in primetime on ESPN. The 20th annual event, live from Buttermilk Mountain, is the first-ever with no spectators in attendance.
Chloe Kim (USA) earns Gold medal for Monster Energy Women's Snowboard SuperPipe during X Games Aspen 2021, at Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, CO, USA, January 30.
Action sports made a triumphant return Friday afternoon at Buttermilk Mountain when X Games Aspen 2021 kicked off with Jeep Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe, Women’s Ski Big Air, Wendy’s Snowboard Knuckle Huck and Men’s & Women’s Ski SuperPipe. The 20th annual event in Aspen is the first-ever with no spectators in attendance due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but fans can catch all the action on ESPN, ABC and ESPN2, with exclusive web content across @XGames social and XGames.com.
Jamie Anderson takes the gold medal in Jeep Women's Snowboard Slopestyle at X Games Aspen 2021, January 29.