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Tyler Wright Reclaims Ratings Lead With Rio Pro Win

Tyler Wright Reclaims Ratings Lead With Rio Pro Win

“I’m not going to lie, that was a lot of hard work,” Tyler Wright said after clinching her third win of the season at the Oi Rio Women’s Pro. Directly after the final Wright and her fellow finalist Sally Fitzgibbons were recovering from a brutal beat down at the hands of Postinho’s powerful surf. “I […]

Steph, Sally, Alana, and Dimity Getting it Done at Snapper

Steph, Sally, Alana, and Dimity Getting it Done at Snapper

Snapper Rocks has not only had the world’s best surf this past week, but also the world’s biggest crowd. The best female surfers have converged on the world’s most crowded wave to stomp their authority and warm up for the upcoming Roxy Pro.

Women’s WCT Class of 2015

Women’s WCT Class of 2015

The 2015 women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) is set. According to ASP rules, the women’s WCT is comprised of its top 10 surfers, the top 6 on the Qualification Series rankings, and one season wildcard. After the conclusion of the final elite Tour event, the Target Maui Pro, the results are in.

Top Performance by Tyler Wright at Maui Pro Day One

Top Performance by Tyler Wright at Maui Pro Day One

After three consecutive lay days, the Target Maui Pro kicked off with a bang. Tyler Wright (AUS) put her fellow World Title contenders — Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) — on red alert when she earned a near-perfect 18.90 heat total in the opening round at Honolua Bay.

Jordy Smith and Stephanie Gilmore Wins at Lower Trestles

Jordy Smith and Stephanie Gilmore Wins at Lower Trestles

In a closely-fought final, Jordy defeated John John Florence (HAW) to win the Hurley Pro at Trestles – his first WCT victory since lifting the 2013 Billabong Rio Pro title in May last year. Meanwhile, Steph whittled away at Sally Fitzgibbons’ ratings lead by winning the Swatch Women’s Pro with a near-perfect heat against her compatriot.

The Most Popular Surfer in Social Media

The Most Popular Surfer in Social Media

Hookit tracked 54 WCT Surfers during the month of August who generated 981.3k new fans and 12.3 million fan interactions. Kelly Slater lands on top beating Gabriel Medina and Alana Blanchard with the most fans in social media hitting 2,479,462 total fans and generated 103,468 new fans (a 4.4% growth).

Quiksilver Cleans up with Big Bali Eco Weekend and Uluwatu Challenge

Quiksilver Cleans up with Big Bali Eco Weekend and Uluwatu Challenge

Quiksilver’s environmentally-friendly roots took center stage in Bali, Indonesia this weekend through the Big Bali Eco Weekend. Through a multitude of events, and in collaboration with Coca-Cola and Garuda, Quiksilver raised awareness for clean Bali beaches, protecting the environment and local turtles, along with promoting sustainable tourism.

Uluwatu Challenge: Surf against Quiksilver and Roxy Pros and Legends

Uluwatu Challenge: Surf against Quiksilver and Roxy Pros and Legends

Quiksilver, in conjunction with the Uluwatu Boardriders Club, today announced the 2nd annual Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge on Sunday 22 June where 32 participants can surf against local Balinese pros and surfing legends from the Quiksilver and Roxy teams to raise money for environmental and beach clean-up programs in Bali.

Finals Day at the Billabong Rio Pro

Finals Day at the Billabong Rio Pro

Michel Bourez opened up first in the Final, blasting a 7.17 for a series of three powerful backhand turns. Kolohe Andino would catch a series of waves, his best coming in at a 5.00 for two backhand snaps. Bourez was more selective in his approach, notching a 6.67 on his second ride.

Sally Fitzgibbons chases the  perfect wave in icy waters of Nova Scotia

Sally Fitzgibbons chases the perfect wave in icy waters of Nova Scotia

It’s not every day Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons steps outside her comfort zone of the hot sun and big waves at the beach. But while her competitors are enjoying the off-season and summer, the 23-year-old was filmed honing her skills in Nova Scotia – where temperatures were -4C and wintery winds were blowing at more than 130km/h.