Industry and event happenings
Australian duo Ethan Ewing and Macy Callaghan have capped off their stellar competitive seasons, taking out the World Junior Championship (WJC) in Kiama, NSW. Conditions were not ideal but the world’s best put on an incredible show in the clean 2-foot peaks that were on offer at the stunning Bombo Beach.
(L-R) Macy Callaghan and Ethan Ewing both of Australia are the World Junior Champions with Mahina Maeda of Hawaii the Women's runner-up and Griffin Colapinto of the USA the Men's runner-up at Kiama, NSW, Australia after winning his Round Four Heat on Monday January 9, 2017.
9 Jan 2017
Shred Poker stands for everything that makes an all day long relaxed park session; one feature selected for a collective shred session combined with awesome sounds and free barbecue! If you win over the crowd with your sickest tricks and progression, you won’t just be rewarded with plenty of applause and respect, but above all it’s your chance to bag some of the highly coveted poker chips. You you can trade them in for cash and goodies after each session. Just read on for further information and find out more about the three dates in Italy, Austria and Switzerland!
4 Jan 2017
4th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 28/01/2017, Superpark Planai, Schladming/Austria. The Blue Tomato Plan P enters its next round: Once again, this winter you can let your style speak for yourself and collect some of the highly coveted points for the QParks Snowboard Tour at the Superpark Planai. On January 28th you’re looking forward to a perfectly shaped park, as well as a cash prize and various cool goodies worth a total of 1.200€ - sick tricks and creative lines are guaranteed!
Superpark Planai, Schladming/Austria, home to Blue Tomato Plan P, one of the Qparks Tour Stops, December 2015.
2 Jan 2017
Around the globe, riders have heard the call to be part again to the WSF Banked Slalom World Tour, a celebration of the history of snowboarding.
30 Dec 2016
3rd QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 14/01/2017, Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofen/Austria. In mid-January, all eyes are on your best tricks at the legendary Vans Penken Park! Once again a team of international & professional judges has to decide who will bag the princely cash price of about 1.200€ and which riders will pave their way for a pro career at the second edition of the Penken Battle. In order to guarantee a completely relaxed start, the registration and the catering for all the participating riders will be FREE this day. Read on to find out more.
29 Dec 2016
Initiated last winter, WSF Pro Women quickly became a leading movement in women snowboarding, reeling in the most talented and dedicated female riders to organize and host an event.
28 Dec 2016
A movie about powsurfing featuring Wolle Nyvelt and friends...
22 Dec 2016
2nd QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 07/01/2017, Snowpark Schöneben, Schöneben/Italy. For seven years the QParks Snowboard Tour has been supporting ambitious young shredders on their path to their pro career - the “Battle ROjal” in Schöneben at Reschenpass has been a part of it for the last six years. Thanks to an international team of professional judges and a cash price and goodies worth a staggering 1.200€, exciting contest atmosphere at the Snowpark Schöneben is guaranteed, when it’s time for numerous young riders to compete against each other in a royal battle once again.
Gilson and QorTek have developed the first fully-integrated and energy-harvesting snowboard. Powered entirely by the sun and your board's flex.
21 Dec 2016
What a season kick-off at Betterpark Hochzillertal! More than one hundred riders gathered in the Zillertal on December 17th and 18th to herald the start of the snowpark season with the second Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards tourstop in the first holiday region of the Zillertal. Beside freebie freestyle coachings, also avalanche safety workshops were on top of the agenda for the popular snowboard amateur series. In the freestyle competition, snowboarders from all over Europe were pushing the limits far beyond amateur levels.
Michel Bourez (PYF) has won the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) after defeating Kanoa Igarashi (USA) in the Final.
Michel Bourez (PYF) claimed victory at the 2016 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, at Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii.
20 Dec 2016
Dlamini Dlamini owned the day when Red Bull Unlocked returned to where it all started at Moses Mabhida Stadium, on Sunday 18 December. The Durbanite was a stand-out from the get-out in this, the fourth edition of the event. The event – which in the past was all about 'unlocking a venue' this year featured something of a different format, with the focus being on which rider could 'unlock their creativity' to put together the best line.
Dlamini Dlamini performs a Fakie Kickflip during the Red Bull Unlocked 2016 in Durban, South Africa, on December 18.
19 Dec 2016
Gian Andrea Sutter and Ariane Burri have claimed victory in the last 2016 World Rookie Tour event, staged at the Corvastch Snowpark, Switzerland.
The Girls Shred Sessions enter their 5th season and you can bet it’s going to be a blast because – well is there anything cooler than shredding the park with dozens of like-minded girls? This winter a pepped schedule is waiting for you: teamed up with a bunch of shred sisters you will conquer 5 different parks where you’ll stomp plenty of newly learned moves into the snow with a little help from professional coaches. For information on how to participate just read on and visit the brand-new Girls Shred Session website.
14 Dec 2016
All eyes on Hochzillertal Kaltenbach, now! As every year, the Betterpark Hochzillertal starts into the new season with the Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards just on the last weekend before Christmas! Listen up, freeride fans: the new partner Billabong will be offering freebie avalanche safety workshops on the coaching day! The registration for freestyle, freeride coachings and the open slopestyle contest is still possible until Thursday, 15th of December, 8.00 p.m. Go to www.valleyralley.at and get involved!
13 Dec 2016
Hex teamed up with Guy Mariano to create this stylish and durable skatepack. It's crammed with skate-specific features such as a skate tool spot, POV pocket and hide-away skate straps. It also wont get scuffed from your grip-tape. Other features include a laptop compartment, water bottle storage and Air-mesh on the back to help keep things cool.
12 Dec 2016
Defining Park Terrain Skateboarding Event Series and World Championship Point System Expands for 2017. Vans Park Series, the official International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) World Championship park terrain skateboarding World Tour, builds upon an historic inaugural season with an additional 2017 World Tour stop and the establishment of the first-ever official park terrain skateboarding Continental Championship events for Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europa and Oceania.
Nine years after his first title, Brazilian Phil Rajzman has won the 2016 Jeep World Longboard Championship presented by Wanning. Rajzman overcame Steven Sawyer in the Final, which was held in 3-5 foot waves at the left hand point break of Riyue Bay.
Phil Rajzman (BRA) claims his second World Longboard Title at the 2016 Men's Jeep World Longboard Championship, at Riyue Bay, Hainan Island, China.
11 Dec 2016
Californian Tory Gilkerson has taken out the 2016 Jeep Women’s World Longboard Championship presented by Wanning at the pristine left point of Riyue Bay on the Chinese Island of Hainan. Gilkerson came up against Brazilian longboarding prodigy Chloe Calmon in the Final.
Tory Gilkerson (USA) claims maiden world longboard title at the 2016 Women's Jeep World Longboard Championship, at Riyue Bay, Hainan Island, China.
10 Dec 2016
Black Yeti is very excited to announce the 2017 World Rookie Tour, including his first shows in Kaprun for the legendary World Rookie Finals!
9 Dec 2016
BoardUp is the world's first patented self-folding longboard, requiring no hands to fold. It's easy to fit in your backpack or locker, by your desk, or even in an airplane compartment. Now, you can longboard anywhere in the world with ease.
5 Dec 2016
Newly crowned 2016 WSL Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) has won the Maui Women's Pro, the tenth and final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT), after defeating two-time event winner Carissa Moore (HAW) in the Final.
Tyler Wright (AUS), Newly Crowned 2016 WSL Champion, Wins Maui Women’s Pro 2016, at Honolua Bay, Maui/Hawaii.
4 Dec 2016
For seven years the QParks Snowboard Tour has been paving the way for ambitious shred talents from the alpine area to start their pro careers. Owing to the professional & international judges and an impressive cash price of a total of 40.000 €, the biggest amateur contest series of the Alps is the perfect introduction to the world of competition. What’s more, the catering for the riders is FREE from this season onwards. There’s also news on the brand-new QParks Snowboard Tour website, the fresh new look makes the free registration even easier.
1 Dec 2016
Snowboard your way to the top with the All Mountain Open Series comp. You've got until March 16th to get out on the mountain and submit your winning footage. The Park and Pipe Open Series is for our Skiing cousins, but with a prize purse of $65,000, there's definitely no excuse to get filming. Pursue that prize!
29 Nov 2016