Industry and event happenings
BIG AIR CHUR Freeski & Snowboard World Cup kicks off the winter season with world champions, Olympic champions, live bands and a great audience: Apache 207, Jan Delay & Sido meet Anna Gasser, Seb Toutant & James Woods.
19 Aug 2021
The 2021 QS1,000 Rip Curl Pro Anglet is just around the corner and with it the start of the 2021/22 European Qualifying Series (QS) season. The event is scheduled from August 24-29 in the beautiful town of Anglet in the French Basque Country.
Rip Curl Pro Anglet wildcard Kai Odriozola.
17 Aug 2021
The seventh Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe stop took place last Saturday in Düsseldorf. In the largest skate park in Germany, the Skatepark Eller, a total of 86 skateboarders gathered to take part in the contest. That is a new tour record!
Düsseldorf stop on 2021 Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour welcomed record numbers so far, 84 skaters took part on Saturday August 14 at Skatepark Eller.
15 Aug 2021
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Jack Robinson (AUS) have won the Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver, the seventh stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT), after four consecutive days of competition at Barra de la Cruz in Huatulco, Mexico. The Australians claimed victory in the four-to-seven-foot waves throughout today's Semifinals and Finals, winning the last CT event of the regular 2021 season.
Seven-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and CT rookie Jack Robinson (AUS) celebrate their victories at the Corona Open Mexico pres. by Quiksilver, at Barra de la Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, August 13, 2021.
13 Aug 2021
The sixth Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe stop took us to the beautiful Innsbruck city. The contest went down with 27 participants and some thrilled spectators in the Skatehalle Innsbruck, which is also known beyond the borders of Austria.
2021 Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe Tour stop #6 at Skatehalle Innsbruck was a blast with 27 riders participating, in Innsbruck City, Austria, on August 7.
9 Aug 2021
The window for the Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver, the seventh stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT), opens tomorrow, August 10, and runs through August 19. Barra de la Cruz will once again host the world's best surfers after a 15-year absence from the CT, and with a promising forecast for the opening days of competition.
Barra de la Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico is ready for the Corona Open Mexico pres. by Quiksilver, next stop on WSL Championship Tour 2021.
For the first time in the history, World Rookie Tour skate contest is coming to Hungary! From 14th to 15th of August the Rookies have their chance to qualify for the World Rookie Final in Innsbruck, Austria. All the podiums will be qualified. Best Girl and Best Boy will be invited for free to the finals, where they can win incredible prizes like a ticket to the Simple Session in Tallin or the Mystic Sk8 Cup in Prague.
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Szentendre Skatepark will be the first Hungarian skatepark to host World Rookie Tour's skateboarding event: Szentendre Rookie Fest 2021, August 14 - 15.
6 Aug 2021
The thing most likely to linger in the memory from Men’s Park skateboarding final in Tokyo is not an image but a sound. The sheer speed of the skating in the final sessions was right on the edge of possibility, tribute not only to the skaters themselves but to innovations in park design which made the concrete sound as fast as riding on glass. The park construction was essentially perfect, and the skating sounded like a rocket ride thundering throughout it: fantastic and exhilarating.
Men's Park Podium at Tokyo 2020, L-R: Pedro Barros (BRA) with Silver, Keegan Palmer (AUS) with Gold & Cory Juneau (USA) with Bronze medal, at Ariake Urban Sports Park, Tokyo, Japan, August 5, 2021.
Among everything written and said about skateboarding’s inclusion in the Olympics, there has certainly been a sense that whatever the real or imagined drawbacks might be, they didn’t apply to the nascent women’s scene.
Women's Park Podium at Tokyo 2020, L-R: Kokona Hiraki (JPN) with Silver, Sakura Yosozumi (JPN) with Gold & Sky Brown (GBR) with Bronze, at Ariake Urban Sports Park, Tokyo, Japan, August 4, 2021.
5 Aug 2021
2022 Marks Inaugural Season for Redesigned Tours and Competition Framework // Features 19 World Class Venues for the World’s Best Surfers Across the CT and CS // Includes Mid-Season Cut After CT Stop 5 Serving as Initial 2023 CT Qualification // Equal Events and Venues for Men and Women Across the CT and CS
The new Championship Tour Schedule 2022, with 10 regular season events building to the Rip Curl WSL Finals in September.
Black Yeti: "Dear skateboarders, partners and friends, Black Yeti is proud to remember that the World Rookie Tour and Blue Tomato are working together to support all the amateur and youth skateboarding scene in Europe."
Best Foot Forward Europe 2021 Tour Stop in Maribor, Slovenia.
4 Aug 2021
In December 2021, the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato and Ride Snowboards will be kicking off into the 9th season. As every year, the popular snowboard tour attracts international riders to travel to Zillertal from everywhere. Under the aegis of the Ästhetiker crew, four tourstops will be held in 2021/2022. The events will be going down in four different Zillertal snowparks, always happening with one day of coaching and training and a slopestyle competition day. This season´s series will be kicking off with the first tourstop on December 18th and 19th at the ski resort of Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach.
Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY snowboard tour is back for the 2021/22 season attracting young talent from all over with its unique format that combines coaching and contest.
3 Aug 2021
After five awesome Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward European tour stops in Hamburg, Helsinki, Berlin, Maribor and Utrecht, the contest series has now reached the half-way point at which the Blue Tomato has so far counted in total more than 260 participating skaters and over 1,500 spectators. Wow! Therefore here's a very happy announcement of the next tour stops coming up this month:
30 Jul 2021
The Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver, the seventh stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT), will open on August 10 and run through August 19, 2021. This event marks the first time in 15 years that the world’s best surfers will be competing at the iconic right-hand break located on the edge of the Sierra Madre in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Pictured: The Corona Open Mexico pres. by Quiksilver opens August 10 in Barra de La Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico.
29 Jul 2021
The World Surf League (WSL) North America Qualifying Series (QS) is back after a 16-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the region’s most exciting competitors are eager to compete at the men and women’s Jack’s Surfboards Pro QS 1,000 beginning August 5 – 8. Huntington Beach, California’s, iconic pier will play backdrop for the long-awaited start to QS competition in the United States with the inclusion of a first-ever women’s event alongside the fourth men’s installment being broadcast live.
The 2019 Jack's Surfboards Pro witnessed world-class conditions and now the highly-anticipated wait for Qualifying Series action returns with the fourth-installment of this event.
28 Jul 2021
If there was ever an event in which the stories ran well beyond the podium then today’s Women’s Street final was surely it.
Women's Street Podium at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, L-R: 2nd Rayssa Leal (BRA), 1st Momiji Nishiya (JPN) & 3rd Funa Nakayama (JPN), at Ariake Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan, July 26, 2021.
27 Jul 2021
After three days of youthful, high performance action at Tsurigasaki Beach, Surfing’s debut appearance in the Olympic Games has culminated with historic Gold Medal performances.
* Brazil’s Ferreira tops the Men’s podium, Japan’s Kanoa Igarashi earns Silver, Australia’s Owen Wright Bronze
* USA’s Moore tops Women’s podium, South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag earns Silver, Japan’s Amuro Tsuzuki Bronze
* Surfing’s debut appearance spreads sport’s stoke around the globe
* IOC President Thomas Bach visits Surfing venue on finals day
The Women’s Tokyo 2020 podium, L-R: Bianca Buitendag (RSA), Carissa Moore (USA), and Amuro Tsuzuki (JPN), at Tsurigasaki Beach, Tokyo, Japan, July 27, 2021.
So, in the end, there was perhaps something written about Yuto Horigome’s victory in Men’s Street skateboarding here in Tokyo. Already at only 22 years old and one of the greatest of all-time, those pundits who claimed the gold medal was Nyjah Huston’s to lose clearly had not followed the Japanese prodigy’s trajectory, including that World Championship victory in Rome just a month previously.
Men's Street Podium at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, L-R: Silver Kelvin Hoefler (BRA), Gold Yuto Horigome (JPN) & Bronze Jagger Eaton (USA), at Ariake Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan, July 25, 2021.
26 Jul 2021
Basque surfers Adur Amatriain and Janire Gonzalez Etxabarri have won the GADIS Junior Pro Ferrol today, claiming victory in the Finals against Joaquim Chaves (PRT), Sam Piter (FRA), Kytann Foret (FRA) and Francisca Veselko (PRT), Lucia Machado (CNY), Hina-Maria Conradi (FRA) at praia de Doniños, Ferrol.
Pictured: Janire Gonzalez Etxabarri (EUK) and Adur Amatriain (EUK), Women's and Men's winners at the GADIS Junior Pro Ferrol, PRAIA DE DONIÑOS, Ferrol, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, July 24, 2021.
25 Jul 2021
With New Zealand’s international borders still closed the Winter Games NZ team have opted for a small but spectacular event this year comprising the North Face Frontier 2* and 4* at The Remarkables Ski Area from 29th August to 2nd September and the Sky Big Air showcase at Cardrona Alpine Resort on 4th September.
Zoi Sadwoski-Synnott competing at the Winter Games NZ Obsidian in 2020 at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
24 Jul 2021
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.
23 Jul 2021
Black Yeti landed in Japan, for the first event of the World Rookie Tour Skateboard in Asia! Good vibes and an awesome skateboarding level welcomed 54 young rippers at the brand new Akamaru Skatepark in Osaka, opened in 2020.
* Youngest skater was Kai Wataru, just 7 years old, oldest was 19 years old
* Ishimaru Aoi (16 years old) earner the Best Girl title
* Sasaki Toa became the Best Grom Boy (14 years old)
* Sasaki Raimu (17 years old) was crowned the Rookie winner
* Congratulations to all the contestants and big cheers to the winners!
* MC Rei Takazawa and DJ Arisha Sakata created an amazing atmosphere for the contest with their tunes
* Judges Masahiro Sakata, Masatoshi Kimura and Kotaro Kawai did a great job
* Link to Full Results and Contest Photogallery inside the recap
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.
22 Jul 2021
After nine stages in nine countries around the world in a period of approximately one year, the Surf Web Series arrives at its Final Stop with four top ranked athletes from each country, to define who will lift the Cup of Online World Surf Champion at Firewire E-Pro Final Global.
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