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Three WSL Champions Crowned at Taiwan Open of Surfing

Three WSL Champions Crowned at Taiwan Open of Surfing

A huge Final day at the Taiwan Open of Surfing hosted by Taitung County has seen champions crowned across three WSL and local divisions. Indonesian sensation Oney Anwar has won the Qualifying Series (QS) 1,500 event, Frenchman Edouard Delpero has taken out the Men’s Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) event and the Women’s LQS event has been taken out by Honolua Blomfield. Conditions were tough at Jinzun Harbour on the Final day with 4 foot waves and strong cross shore winds.

Video: The Search – Around The Corner

Video: The Search – Around The Corner

Join Dillon Perillo, Jacob Willcox and Ry Craike on a Rip Curl Search trip into uncharted oceans, chasing unknown slabs and charting their course as they go.

Get Ready For The Prestigious Gromsearch Series Last Stop and National Finals 2016

Get Ready For The Prestigious Gromsearch Series Last Stop and National Finals 2016

This Weekend 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 surfing of the series so far, Friday, November 4th, the Peak will be reserved for the GromSearch #5 as competitors in this years close race get one last shot at a spot in the National Finals.

Video: Alana Blanchard, Tyler Wright And Nikki Van Dijk Stuck In Reception

Video: Alana Blanchard, Tyler Wright And Nikki Van Dijk Stuck In Reception

There are a million different ways to describe this trip, but perhaps the most fitting is to say that it was unlike anything else. 2016 WSL Women’s World Champion Tyler Wright, Alana Blanchard and Nikki Van Dijk discover the nature of a journey like this – you never know what you’re going to get.

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.

Video: Tyler Wright 2016 WSL Women’s World Champion

Video: Tyler Wright 2016 WSL Women’s World Champion

Growing up on the South Coast of NSW, Australia, with a family of passionate surfers, Tyler Wright was always destined for surfing greatness. Through the guidance of her older brothers she was hooked on the sport early, and due to her clear passion and insane talent, secured a sponsorship with Rip Curl in 2002 – a partnership that continues to this very day. At the age of 14 she found herself on the world’s stage – the highest level of surfing competition, the World Tour. Since then she has not only remained consistent but has excelled, finding herself on or near the top of the ladder almost every year. When it came to winning a World Title, it was never a question of “can”, but rather “when”. From everyone here at Rip Curl – CONGRATULATIONS TYLER! This win couldn’t be sweeter, or more deserved.