South Africa’s Jordy Smith has just won the 2017 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the longest running competitive surfing event in the world.
The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the third stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), witnessed heated action today as the event completed men’s Round 1 and women’s Round 4.
Former World Tour Competitor Glyndyn Ringrose will surf in his first World Tour event since 2000 at the Rip Curl Pro after winning the Visit Victoria Trials at Bells Beach.
Truth be told nobody knew what to expect of John John Florence heading into this season. After his incredible run in 2016 (winning the Eddie, The Triple Crown, and the World Title) he certainly deserved to exhale.
15 months ago, Owen Wright suffered a severe brain injury at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. It had the potential to not only end his career, but his life. And at the start of the year, no one knew what was coming.
After a year-long absence from competition, Owen Wright has just confirmed that he will accept the injury wildcard for the 2017 World Surf League Championship Tour. This comes after a long road to recovery from the serious head injury he suffered at Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore in December of 2015.
As 2016 heads for the history books it’s already being called one of the most unpredictable years in recent memory. That certainly holds true for this year’s race for the World Title on the men’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour, a race that produced several surprises. Here are 12 milestone moments that shaped the season.
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.
The World Surf League (WSL) has released the 2017 schedule of events covering the men’s and women’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tours (CT), Qualifying Series (QS), Pro Junior and Longboard tours as well as the WSL Big Wave Tour (BWT).
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.