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John John Florence Is The 2016 WSL Champion And Rip Curl Pro Champion

John John Florence Is The 2016 WSL Champion And Rip Curl Pro Champion

John John Florence (HAW), clinched the 2016 World Surf League (WSL) Title in dramatic fashion with a victory at the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal in Peniche, marking the first time a Hawaiian has held the world surfing crown since the late Andy Irons (HAW) in 2004.

John John Florence Can Win His First World Title In Portugal

John John Florence Can Win His First World Title In Portugal

The sandstone cliffs of Pico do Fabril, sculpted by the relentless action of the North Atlantic, are recognizable for layers of striking red pigment in the sand. Anyone freesurfing, competing or spectating at the swell-pulling back-up venue inevitably goes home with a conspicuous coating of red sediment on footwear, wetsuits and vehicles.

Top Seeds Fall in Round 1 at Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Top Seeds Fall in Round 1 at Rip Curl Pro Portugal

The Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the final European stop of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, got underway today and ran through Round 1 in clean three-to-four foot (1 – 1.2 metre) surf at Supertubos. The world’s best surfers fought to avoid elimination Round 2 and advance directly to Round 3.

Tyler Wright Crowned 2016 World Champion at Roxy Pro France

Tyler Wright Crowned 2016 World Champion at Roxy Pro France

In a hard-fought Semifinal duel with three-time World Champion Carissa Moore, Courtney Conlogue’s valiant campaign to send the title race to Maui came to its conclusion, when she was unable to match the powerful Hawaiian’s backhand attack in wally lefts

Rip Curl Gromsearch National Finals To be Held at Lakey Peak

Rip Curl Gromsearch National Finals To be Held at Lakey Peak

After four thrilling Gromsearch series competitions in Lombok, Java, Bali, and Sumatra, the prestigious Gromsearch Series Juggernaut continues on to the perfect surf of Lakey Peak, Sumbawa for the conclusion of the series, the National finals and the crowning of the 2016 Gromsearch National Champion. In what is sure to be the most high voltage […]

Courtney Conlogue Keeps Title Race Alive with Portugal Win

Courtney Conlogue Keeps Title Race Alive with Portugal Win

Courtney Conlogue (USA) has won the Cascais Women’s Pro, Stop No. 8 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after defeating Tyler Wright (AUS) in the Final in clean 5 foot (1.5 metre) surf at the back-up site of Guincho.

This Time, Tyler’s Title Pursuit Is Serious

This Time, Tyler’s Title Pursuit Is Serious

Tyler Wright exploded onto the Championship Tour scene at the age of 14, becoming the youngest person ever to win a CT event. After becoming a full-fledged tour surfer, she proceeded to smoke the competition, finishing World No. 4 during her first year on Tour, which netted her the Rookie of the Year honor. Amid the fanfare, it was only natural that there were high hopes for her future as a World Champion.

Bethany Hamilton Will Compete at Swatch Women’s Pro

Bethany Hamilton Will Compete at Swatch Women’s Pro

The Hawaiian previously caused a series of upsets at the Fiji Women’s Pro earlier this year when she blazed through the draw, eliminating world No. 1 Tyler Wright and defeating six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore on her way to the Semifinals.