Australian Soli Bailey, 21, scored a remarkable underdog victory against Pipeline veterans Adriano de Souza (BRA) and Bruce Irons (HAW), and Californian Griffin Colapinto to secure the highest profile win of his professional career at the Volcom Pipe Pro, a World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 event. The competition featured some of the […]
Indonesia’s Oney Anwar have taken out the 2017 Flight Centre Burleigh Pro at the iconic Gold Coast point of Burleigh Heads. After small surf troubled competitors for Day 3, the final day offered the best conditions of the event with long two-to-three foot waves reeling down the point.
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.
Tyler Wright (AUS) has won the Maui Women’s Pro, the tenth and final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT), after defeating two-time event winner Carissa Moore (HAW) in the Final.
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.
With just a week until the opening day of the 2017 Taiwan Open of Surfing hosted by Taitung County Government, competitors from both shortboard and longboard disciplines await to see what mother nature will provide in the way of waves for the final World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) and Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) event in the Australasia region for the year.
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).
While John John Florence was being handed his first World Title trophy, 11x World Champion Kelly Slater could be seen taking it all in perched on the tower above. Slater beamed with pride as his star pupil was officially anointed the master. The whole scene inspired Slater, who took a few minutes afterwards to reflect on his own season, and how the next generation is keeping him in the game.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) – the International Federation for Surfing and StandUp Paddle (SUP) – has today heralded a new era of cooperation with the World Surf League (WSL) after the latter endorsed the participation of professional athletes in the ISA World Surfing Games which will take place in Biarritz, France on May 21-28, 2017.