Industry and event happenings
The first-ever GADIS Junior Pro Ferrol is underway in Galicia, launching this morning in 2 - 3 foot surf with two big days of competition ahead.
The lineup on Day 1 at the GADIS Junior Pro Ferrol, PRAIA DE DONIÑOS, Ferrol, A Coruña / Galicia - Spain.
Surfing has arrived at the doorstep of the Olympic Games, set to make its debut appearance at Tokyo 2020. Here are the 10 things you need to know about this historic moment for the sport.
* Duke's dream * Who's competing? * Where to watch? * The Matchups * The Venue * Social Media * Follow along on isasurf.org & Olympics.com * The Schedule * Surfing’s Qualification System * Paris 2024 and beyond *
Pictured: Fresh off an individual Gold Medal at the ISA World Surfing Games, Australia’s Sally Fitzgibbons will look to build off her performance with a podium finish in Tokyo.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is delighted to announce that the 2021 ISA World Para Surfing Championship will take place in Pismo Beach, California, USA from December 7-11. The sixth edition of the event will gather the world’s best para surfers to compete and display their talents in a Paralympic-style, World Championship competition.
Liv Stone competing at the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship, at La Jolla, California, USA.
Bufoni Earns Fifth Gold in Women’s Skateboard Street; Jordan Wins First Gold in Men’s Skateboard Street; Foy Earns Silver in Men’s Skateboard Street and Wins Skateboard Street Best Trick
Jamie Foy earns Silver in Men’s Skateboard Street and wins Skateboard Street Best Trick during X Games Summer 2021, at CA Training Facility, Vista, CA, USA, July 17; he's pictured competing in Skateboard Street Best Trick.
Press Release from FIS: We’ve got some exciting news to announce today, with the confirmation that the 2021/22 FIS Snowboard and FIS Freeski seasons will be getting started in a big way this autumn in Switzerland at the Big Air Chur World Cup from 10-23 October.
Pictured: FIS Snowboard big air World Cup event in Modena, Italy, November 2019.
Khury Lands 1080 to Beat Tony Hawk in Pacifico Skateboard Vert Best Trick; Wilkins Three-peats in Pacifico Skateboard Vert; Rookie Pace Wins Men’s Skateboard Park; Brown Wins First X Games Medal in Women’s Skateboard Park; Reynolds Takes Fourth Consecutive Gold in BMX Street
Tony Hawk competing in Pacifico Skateboard Vert Best Trick during X Games Summer 2021.
The fifth stop of the Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour took place in Utrecht and it was a rather big deal for the local skateboarding community as it was the first skateboard event in The Netherlands in a year!
Male Open podium at the Utrecht stop of 2021 Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour, L-R: 2nd Daniel Moragues, 1st Djai Marchen & 3rd Teun Janssen, at Skatepark Utrecht, The Netherlands, on Saturday July 17.
Latest from Red Bull Media House Unveils the Silver Linings, Passion and Selfless Pursuits of Team USA’s Surfing Cowboy.
Kolohe Andino surfing at Haleiwa.
The New Digital Action Sports Contest Dedicated to Kids started yesterday.
Get a skate on! You have until 26th of July to submit a 1min clip of your best tricks.
A new WRT Skate event is ready to happen in Japan this coming Sunday, July the 18th: the Osaka Rookie Fest will take place in the Akamaru Skatepark, the new in-door skatepark opened last year in Higashi Osaka.
* All necessary health measures are in place and all is ready for the event to safely go ahead
* Very interesting facts of the Osaka's contest confirming a long and rich history of skateboarding in Japan
* Reminder that due to unfortunate technical problems the tour stop in Forlì, ITA, planned for July 4 had to be cancelled and is being replaced by Modena Rookie Fest, ITA, September 25-26
* The Black Yeti will bring more details and information about the tour stop in Italy in the near future
* Revised latest 2021 World Rookie Tour Skateboarding calendar is available online on WRT website
* All essential social media links are included for easy way to follow WRT Skateboarding online
After the recent announcement of the 2021 WSL Challenger Series (CS) schedule, World Surf League APAC is excited to announce the CS qualifiers from the Australia / Oceania region. The region's top surfers will now get the opportunity to compete for a spot on the elite Championship Tour at four events to be held later this year.
Central Coast phenom Molly Picklum will be one to watch on the Challenger Series after taking out the Australia / Oceania regional Qualifying Series.
The fourth stop of the Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour took place in Maribor for the first time ever. With skaters from 8 nations we had the most international riders field in the history of Best Foot Forward in Europe.
60 Skaters destroyed the park at the Maribor Stop of the Blue Tomato X Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Contest this weekend.
The World Surf League (WSL) announces the calendar for the upcoming 2021 Challenger Series, the ultimate battleground for surfers to showcase their talents for the chance to qualify for the following season of the elite-level Championship Tour (CT). The Challenger Series will include four stops this condensed season with events in California, Portugal, France and Hawaii.
Pictured: The Quiksilver and ROXY Pro France comes back in 2021 as a Challenger Series event.
The third stop of the Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour 2021 landed in Germany at Skatehalle Berlin on Saturday 3rd of July, and it was sick!
Female podium at the Berlin stop of 2021 Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour, L-R: 2nd Julia Kühne, 1st Liv Broder & 3rd Alisa Fessl, at Skatehalle Berlin, Germany, on Saturday July 3.
Adur Amatriain (EUK) and Carolina Mendes (PRT) have won the ABANCA Pantin Classic Galicia Pro today, claiming victory in the Finals against Joan Duru (FRA) and Melania Suarez Diaz (ESP) held in two-to-three foot surf.
The winners and finalists in Pantin, L-R: men's runner-up Joan Duru (FRA), men's winner Adur Amatriain (EUK), women's winner Carolina Mendes (PRT) & women's runner-up Melania Suarez Diaz (ESP), at Playa De Pantin, Valdoviño, Galicia, Spain, July 4, 2021.
This summer, the World Action Sports Festival FISE is launching a new tour of Freestyle sports events in partnership with L'Agence Savoie Mont Blanc, a regional tourism promotion body representing Savoie and Haute-Savoie. For this first edition, emblematic resorts of the destination: Tignes, Avoriaz and La Clusaz will welcome riders and the general public during 3 stages taking place respectively on July 10, 17 and September 25. All of them will be opportunities to live new experiences in the territory and create links between generations through festive and friendly meetings.
ESPN X Games announced today that X Games 2021 will return to the roots of action sports – hosting BMX, Skateboard and Moto X competitions from three unique athlete training facilities around Southern California from July 14 – 18. Following the cancellation of the final host city year of X Games Minneapolis 2020 due to the pandemic, X Games 2021 will uniquely embrace the grassroots nature of summer action sports and bring world-class competition straight to the athletes’ facilities, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at these athlete playgrounds.
The ABANCA Pantin Classic Galicia Pro launches today in Galicia and brings 150 competitors to the iconic playa de Pantin for a week of high-performance surfing.
Marc Lacomare (FRA) competes on the opening day of competition, at Playa de Pantin, Valdoviño, Galicia, Spain, June 29, 2021.
Molly Picklum and Callum Robson have claimed the biggest victories of their careers at the Oakberry Tweed Coast Pro Qualifying Series 5,000 event in tricky two foot conditions at Cabarita Beach. With Challenger Series qualification on the line, the stakes were high for a number of surfers which added to the drama on an already action-packed finals day.
Callum Robson and Molly Picklum win the Oakberry Tweed Coast Pro QS5,000 at Cabarita Beach, the last event of the WSL Australia / Oceania QS season, at Cabarita, NSW, Australia, June 25, 2021.
Johanne Defay (FRA) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) have won the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro presented by Adobe today, the sixth stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) and the final event ahead of surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo next month.
Johanne Defay (FRA) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) win the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro presented by Adobe at Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, USA, June 20, 2021.
The second stop of the Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour 2021 took place all the way up in beautiful Finland for the first time!
Men's Podium at 2021 Best Foot Forward Europe Tour in Helsinki, L-R: Briston Basola & Aapo Olervo in joined 1st place, followed by Jaakko Pesonen in 3rd, at Micropolis Skatepark, Helsinki, Finland, June 19, 2021. Congrats, guys!
Lennix Smith and Sai Maniwa have taken epic wins at the Oakeberry Tweed Coast Pro Junior today in clean two-to-three foot surf at Cabarita Beach. The pair had to overcome a massive field of Australia’s best up and coming competitive surfers in the first WSL Pro Junior event the country has seen in over 12 months.
Lennix Smith and Sai Maniwa winning their first ever WSL Pro Junior events at the Oakberry Tweed Coast Pro Junior at Cabarita Beach, Cabarita, NSW/AUS, June 20, 2021.
We're excited to announce that Boardriding.com will be responsible for managing the newly launched World Rookie Tour 'Skateboard Rookie Rank'. We love Black Yeti's fantastic contests and have really enjoyed livestreaming the finals, so are extremely happy about this new project. All the information about the Ranking can be found in WRT’s Press Release below, along with the details of the next two stops on this year's WRT Skateboarding: Hamburg Rookie Fest in Germany and Romagna Rookie Fest in Italy.
* World Rookie Rank for skateboarding has just been launched, history is being written
* Not only World Rookie Fest events are included in the ranking, but also any events that follow set criteria
* European Best Foot Forward Tour by Blue-Tomato already a part of the Skateboard Rookie Rank
* Categories for 2021 explained
* Information on Qualifying Criteria
* Next on 2021 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar: Hamburg Rookie Fest – TSG Sportpark, Allerfornia, Germany, 18-19 June 2021 & Romagna Rookie Fest – Paranoid Skatepark, Forlì, Italy, 4 July 2021
For this year's GO SKATEBOARDING DAY our friends from Blue Tomato have come up with a fundraiser under the motto “Tricks for a cause”! The skaters show their tricks and Blue Tomato donate the cash. How cool is that!?