Industry and event happenings
At the 139th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session today, held in Beijing, China, Surfing was approved to be included on the Initial Sports Program for LA28. Following a vote of the IOC Membership, Surfing is now integrated into the group of 28 Olympic sports.
3 Feb 2022
The third stop of the Girls Shred Sessions is under the motto "stay true"! This year the female progression sessions are back with lots of shredqueen action in the PenkenPark Mayrhofen. On 12.02.2022 the PenkenPark Mayrhofen will belong to all senderellas.
Penken Park, Mayrhofen, February 2018.
2 Feb 2022
After a way too long break, the girls were back at Familypark Obergurgl on the weekend of 15.01.2022. Apart from progression and good weather conditions, the only thing that was important: Good vibes only!!!
This season's QParks Girls Shred Session #1 went down at Familypark Obergurgl in Austria, on January 15, 2022.
The storied action-sports event series returns to the Swiss Alps this spring for another high-flying ski and snowboard progression session.
Main photo: The Nines 2022 snowboard poster. Inside photo: Pictured: Anna Gasser during The Nines 2017.
1 Feb 2022
Spencer Claims Back-to-Back Regional Wins, Adds Central Coast Win to Her Career. Mel Earns Second-Career QS Win, First On Home Soil. Levi Slawson and Sawyer Lindblad Garner Runner-Up Finishes. Notable Finishes for Cam Richards, Taj Lindblad, Caitlin Simmers, and Leilani McGonagle.
Remarkable wins from John Mel (USA) (L) and Alyssa Spencer (USA) (R) earned them the 2022 SLO CAL Open Pismo Beach titles.
31 Jan 2022
Maramures Rookie Fest went down in a perfect winter land. Thanks to all the rookies, staff, friends for the great time together!
Congratulations to the winners and all the participants of Maramures Rookie Fest 2022 that went down at Suior Ski Resort, Romania, during 27 - 30 January 2022. Pictured on main photo: Snowboard Grom Men podium with Samuel Fejgl (CZE) in 1st place, Aljaz Sladic (SLO) in 2nd place & Nico Lemark (SLO) in 3rd place. Pictured inside: Snowboard Rookie Women Podium with Noelle Jamnig (AUT) in 1st place, Lili Toth (HUN) in 2nd place & Ana Meszaros (HUN) in 3rd place.
The first stop of Travis Rice’s Natural Selection Tour featured the most diverse roster of the best all-mountain, freestyle snowboarders in the world competing in a head-to-head format broadcast live on NaturalSelectionTour.com.
Elena Hight rides a line during day two finals at Natural Selection Tour stop one in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA on 28 January, 2022.
30 Jan 2022
Ready, Set, Rail! Red Bull Rail Yard premieres from March 31st – April 2nd, 2022 in Kühtai, Austria. Registration is open!
28 Jan 2022
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has confirmed today the dates for the Surf City El Salvador ISA World Junior Surfing Championship on May 27 to June 5, 2022.
Pictured: Japan’s Hiroto Ohhara.
27 Jan 2022
The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games slopestyle course at Genting Snow Park has been revealed today, and it is nothing short of incredible.
Take a sneak peak at the slopestyle course for XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
Founded and inspired by Australian Olympian and World Tour Surfer; Julian Wilson, Rivvia Projects is a modern apparel brand that exists to celebrate and encourage an active lifestyle driven by fun and play.
26 Jan 2022
The innovative snowboard event returns with spectaular powder action. With 12 legendary match-ups and the venue of Jackson Hole, Wyoming coated in powder, the first day of this year’s Natural Selection Tour lived up to its reputation. Here is all you need to know:
Marion Haerty rides her line during day one qualifiers at Natural Selection Tour stop one in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA on 25 January, 2022.
Tess Ledeux Earns Second Gold in 22 Hours; Mark McMorris Reclaims Snowboard Slopestyle Gold; Zoi Sadowski-Synnott Earns First Big Air Gold; Sena Tomita Becomes First Japanese Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Winner; Alex Hall Wins Big Air Gold with 2160; Marcus Kelevland Defends Big Air Gold.
Pacifico Women’s Snowboard Big Air podium during X Games Aspen 2022, L-R: 2nd Jamie Anderson (USA), 1st Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (NZL) & 3rd Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN), at Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, CO, USA, January 22.
23 Jan 2022
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott Lands Epic Jeep Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Run for Gold, Tess Ledeux Lands First-Ever Double Cork 1620 in Women’s Ski Big Air; Daina Shilts and Palmer Lyons Defend Special Olympics Unified Snowboard and Ski Golds; Sildaru Becomes Most-Medaled Teen in X Games History with Gold; Scotty James Reclaims Monster Energy Men’s SuperPipe Gold.
Marcus Kleveland at the medal ceremony for Wendy's Snowboard Knuckle Huck during X Games Aspen 2022, at Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, CO, USA, January 21.
22 Jan 2022
On January 15th and 16th 2022, the 2nd Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop hosted by Blue Tomato and Ride Snowboards went down at the Actionpark Kreuzwiese in the ski resort of Zillertal Arena. By sticking to the 2G (vaccinated or recovered) rules and under strict safety precautions, the second competition of Zillertal´s most popular Snowboard Series was hosted by the Ästhetiker in three separate competitions and on two days.
Katja Dutu from Holland takes first place in Grom Girls category, claims “most impressive grom of the dÄy" award & wins silver in the Overall Women´s ranking at the 2nd stop of 2022 Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour hosted by Blue Tomato and Ride Snowboards, at the Actionpark Kreuzwiese in the ski resort of Zillertal Arena, Austria, January 15-16.
21 Jan 2022
Livigno welcomed the international young stars of snowboarding; riders from 13 different Nations displayed a crazy high level of riding in the premium freestyle terrain and a perfect playground for all the rippers, Mottolino Snowpark.
The program of 2022 World Rookie Fest has been reduced because of the Covid emergency, but all the riders and families were able to enjoy this great winter experience. The activities for the rider, for examples, included avalanche clinics and night rail jams.
French ripper Romain Allemand took the win in Rookie Boys category in the finals of 2022 Livigno World Rookie Fest, at Mottolino Snowpark, Italy, January 18. It was a big success for his team as it was awarded Best Snowboard Team and gained an invitation for the world finals of the stunning new brand event "Red Bull Hammers with Homies" that will take place in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. Congrats!
20 Jan 2022
Simple Session 22 will be back in Tallinn, Estonia, on June 11-12, 2022 with another big summertime festival and an all-around good time! The Simple Session series will host an exciting contest in the Põhjala Factory district – an old rubber factory turned into a cultural hub will serve as a thrilling location for the event.
New year new luck or rather: new year new Girls Shred Sessions. This year your favourite sessions are back with an extraordinary day in the heart of Schladming. The Superpark Planai hosts one of the four QParks Girls Shred Sessions on January 30, 2022, and invites all shred-motivated girls into the park.
2022 QParks Girls Shred Session Planai is just around the corner - see you at Superpark Planai on January 30!
19 Jan 2022
New CT Format With Combined Men’s and Women’s Schedule Kicks Off at Billabong Pro Pipeline. Plus El Salvador Joins the 2022 WSL Championship Tour Schedule.
The second edition of the one-day, winner-take-all showdown, the Rip Curl WSL Finals, will return to California Lower Trestles.
The Black Yeti makes a stop in France in the beautiful resort of Guzet, located at the heart of the Pyrenees mountain range in the southern part of the country. Known for its friendly atmosphere, this resort stands out for its stunning freeriding areas, its playful freestyle park and permanent snowskate park. Come around and see by yourselves! The French Kiss Rookie Fest will host you in style, both during the contest and around. Various workshops will put the hip-hop culture forward, introducing riders to scratch, breakdance and graffiti art work. All participants will be placed under strict Covid-protection rules.
As the Black Yeti says: "Come taste the French kiss, baby!" Do not hesitate, be a part of the 2022 French Kiss Rookie Fest at Guzet Ski Resort, stop on 2022 World Rookie Snowboarding Tour, going down in the French Pyrenees February 4-6!
17 Jan 2022
Taranaki surfers Paige Hareb and Daniel Farr both claimed their first titles in the premier Open Men’s and Women’s Divisions at the 2022 National Surfing Championships completed at Nine Mile Beach on Saturday (15th January).
Daniel Farr celebrates his victory in Open Men’s division at the 2022 National Surfing Championships completed at Nine Mile Beach on January 15.
16 Jan 2022
Black Yeti is very happy to report that today was just a perfection: blue sky, perfect snowpark set up and perfect vibes for the 17th years of the World Rookie Fest in Livigno! The legendary youth event started with the best conditions and tomorrow the qualifications will promise a great show.
Amazing action in ideal conditions at Mottolino Snowpark during day 1 at the World Rookie Fest Livigno 2022, January 16.
The 2022 Laax Open drew to a spectacular close on Saturday in Switzerland, with a full day of FIS Snowboard slopestyle and halfpipe action taking to the immaculate Snowpark Laax venues, where Tess Coady (AUS) and Sean Fitzsimons (USA) claimed the slopestyle victories, and Chloe Kim (USA) and Ayumu Hirano (JPN) came through with the final World Cup halfpipe wins of the 2021/22 season.
Sean Fitzsimons (USA) is the LAAX OPEN 2022 men's Slopestyle winner, at Laax Snowpark, Switzerland, January 15, 2022.
The time has come for the World Rookie Fest Livigno 2022! 80 snowboarders and 50 freeskier from 15 different countries are expected in Livigno for the first stop of the World Rookie Tour 2022 and the beautiful Mottolino Snowpark is ready to host the event. In addition to that, the Black Yeti's partner Boardriding.com crew will be in Livigno to stream all the action from both snowboard and freeski finals yet again!
The Boardriding.com team will soon be on the way to Mottolino Snowpark to get all ready for the upcoming livestream of both Snowboard and Freeski finals of 2022 World Rookie Fest Livigno (Tuesday January 18th for Snowboard and Friday January 21st for Freeski). Make sure to tune in!
14 Jan 2022