Industry and event happenings
Whangarei surfer Te Kauwhata Kauwhata and Christchurch’s Ava Henderson have taken out the Sequence Surf Shop Gisborne Junior Pro this weekend, the last of the national events for the summer season.
Te Kauwhata Kauwhata on his way to the win.
16 May 2022
Volcom is back with its contest series for the youth, combining the traditional surf competition heat format with the flexibility that modern digital tools offer!
9 May 2022
As there can be no FISE Montpellier without Skateboard, the supreme discipline of urban sports will be part of the festival once again for its 25th anniversary, both in Street and in Spine Ramp.
The world's biggest action sport festival returns!
World Skate are glad to announce the International Olympic Committee qualification system rules for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
5 May 2022
CT Competitors Locked Following Mid-season Cut. Robinson First West Australian to Win at Margaret River CT Since 1989. Rookie Gabriela Bryan Books Career-Best Performance with Second Place
Pictured: [L-R] 2022 Margaret River Pro Finalists, winner Jack Robinson (AUS), winner Isabella Nichols (AUS), runner-up John John Florence (HAW), and runner-up Gabriela Bryan (HAW).
After a successful tour last year, we kicked off the Best Foot Forward 2022 summer together with you!
3 May 2022
Crowning of the new Kings and Queens of the Zillertal VÄLLEY at Betterpark Hintertux – Hintertux Glacier- Tux-Finkenberg has taken place.
Group shot by drone.
29 Apr 2022
During the Easter weekend, April 16 - 17, the international finals of Red Bull Hammers with Homies contest were held in Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino, Italy. Surrounded by magnificent views, the athletes challenged each other in two team comps during the intense weekend of sport, adrenaline and music: rail contest on Saturday and slopestyle on Sunday.
Alex Lotorto, Davide Boggio and Nick Puenter compete as team Dust at Red Bull Hammers With Homies in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy on April 17, 2022
28 Apr 2022
Plus Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street contest sees a Japanese Podium Sweep with Yuto Horigome holding onto the form he had in the qualifiers. The final day of X Games Chiba 2022 Presented by Yogibo featured Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Street and Monster Energy Men’s Street in front of a packed house. Fans can relive all the action from the inaugural X Games Chiba event via two hours of event recap coverage on ABC as part of the World of X Games series on May 14 and 21 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.
Rayssa Leal dominated the Women’s Skateboard Street competition from the start.
25 Apr 2022
X Games Chiba 2022 Presented by Yogibo continued today with a full house and second day of sunshine. Saturday saw the Men’s Skateboard Street Elimination, Vert Best Trick, Women’s Skateboard Park, BMX Park, Moto X Best Whip and BMX Street. The first-ever X Games event in Japan, all competitions can be streamed live via the ESPN App and @XGames YouTube throughout the weekend.
Sakura Yosozuma from Iwade City, Wakayama, has earned her first X Games gold.
23 Apr 2022
The inaugural X Games Chiba 2022 Presented by Yogibo began April 22 with four eliminations and the Skateboard Vert and BMX Flatland final competitions. The first-ever X Games event in Japan, all competitions can be streamed live via the ESPN App and @XGames YouTube throughout the weekend.
Jimmy Wilkins on his way to victory in Skateboard Vert.
22 Apr 2022
A seven-part documentary Series following some of the most iconic surfers of today. *SAVE THE DATE* - “Make or Break” launches April 29 on Apple TV+
Three-time WSL Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA).
21 Apr 2022
Betterpark Hintertux up at Hintertux glacier is getting ready for the SPRING PARK SESSIONS. From April 23rd onwards, the freestyle community is welcome once more to discover the park setup. Until June 6th, the park will be shaped daily to provide best conditions for all riders, who haven’t had enough of winter yet. The park is calling, with good snow conditions at the glacier right now.
The shaping crew will be working daily up until June 6th - so go make the most of their awesome park!
19 Apr 2022
Tyler Wright and Filipe Toledo have won the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2022. Rookie Callum Robson broke through with a Second-Place Finish. Plus see the mid-season cut update: qualifiers following the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
Tyler Wright (AUS) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) celebrate their wins at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
18 Apr 2022
Protect your eyes from the surf glare with these sustainable sunnies that are also biodegradable! A win win choice for looking stylish and caring for the planet.
Electric introduces Cane Field by JJF.
14 Apr 2022
Rice & Elena Hight Crowned 2022 Natural Selection Tour Champions. Alaska marks the historic completion of the Natural Selection Tour. Watch the finale of the innovative next generation, all-mountain freestyle tour “as live” on NaturalSelectionTour.com
Hana Beaman on her way to triumph during YETI Natural Selection Alaska.
Tournée Général went down in Belgium in October 2021 and looks epic! Feast your eyes on the clip below...
The Tournée Général Team!
A backcountry camp on an Alaskan glacier - the 12 best all-mountain, freestyle snowboarders in the world go head-to-head in competition. Watch to see who is crowned the 2022 Natural Selection Tour champion.
Mikkel Bang on course!
13 Apr 2022
Revolutionary snowpark design and world-class athleticism converged last week at the unconventional action-sports happening known as The Nines presented by Falken, where a week of freestyle ski and snowboard action in Crans-Montana, Switzerland culminated in the stunning moment when 16-year-old Japanese snowboarder Hiroto Ogiwara landed the world’s first backside 2160. Ogiwara’s groundbreaking trick and other standout ski & snowboard performances at The Nines were honored at last night’s Riders Awards ceremony.
Hiroto Ogiwara Lands World’s First 2160 at The Nines 2022.
10 Apr 2022
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 will be a day long remembered in snowboarding. Within minutes of each other, Japanese snowboarder Reira Iwabuchi landed the world’s first frontside triple 1260 by a woman, followed shortly afterwards by the second-ever women’s cab triple 1260 from Canadian Laurie Blouin. Both feats took place at The Nines ski and snowboard progression session in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
A huge leap forward for snowboarding as the World’s First Frontside Triple 1260 by a Woman was landed by Reira Iwabuchi at The Nines in Crans-Montana.
7 Apr 2022
The great tour Final of the 9th Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards and Blue Tomato will be happening at Hintertux Glacier on April 23rd and 24th 2022. With this season´s final stage of Zillertal´s most popular snowboard amateur series, the Betterpark Hintertux will be starting into the best season of the year: the spring session.
Stop 4 is going down on April 23rd and 24th 2022 at Hintertux Glacier - Tux-Finkenberg. Pictured: Fricz Botond flying high back in 2020.
The Nines presented by Falken are back and blasting in beautiful Crans-Montana, Switzerland for an historic 30th edition of the unconventional action-sports event series. On the heights of the Plaine Morte Glacier at 2,800 meters in elevation, the Nines have once again created a stunning vision of futuristic snowpark design. Now, it’s time for an elite squad of world-class skiers and snowboarders to spend the next five days exploring its myriad possibilities. Join Andri Ragettli, Sarah Hoefflin, Laurie Blouin, Hailey Langland and the rest of the crew as they drop into the The Nines 2022 in the GoPro Course Preview.
Hiroto Ogiwara in action on Day 1 of The Nines.
6 Apr 2022
Let’s get to know the new World Rookie Champions! Riders from all over the world met in Austria, in a perfectly adapted Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark, for a unique sports and lifestyle event, in a great international scenario. The program of 2022 World Rookie Finals included Slopestyle and Halfpipe contest and many lifestyle activities: social dinners, workshops with Viva con Aqua, Yoga, MonEpic workshop, and more.
World Rookie Snowboard Finals opening ceremony spread love and an international message of peace: in the centre of the rider's heart, the Black Yeti stands with the Ukrainian flag.
5 Apr 2022
Chelsea Tuach Claims Historic, First QS Title on Home Soil. Michael Dunphy Goes Back-to-Back to Close QS Season, Earns Regional Title. Caitlin Simmers and Alan Cleland Stake Massive Pro Junior Wins.
A massive finals crowned (L to R) Alan Cleland (MEX), Caitlin Simmers (USA), Chelsea Tuach (BRB), and Michael Dunphy 2022 event victors.
4 Apr 2022