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.
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.
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.
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
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 (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.
Jordy Smith’s world title hopes got a boost Wednesday with a huge win at the Hurley Pro. The big South African showcased his wide-ranging repertoire of power, flow and flair to get past Filipe Toledo and Joel Parkinson on the final day of competition.
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.
The event Winners and series Champions of all four divisions were crowned in the third and final installment of the Billabong Grommet Attack Series 2016 held at Halfway Kuta Beach sunday afternoon, with a total of 96 grommets participating in the action packed season finale!
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.