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BARRON MAMIYA CLAIMS THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN AT PIPE PRO JUNIOR IN ALL-TIME BARRELS

– FINN MCGILL SCORES PERFECT 10 AND THIRD PLACE FINISHSURF DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER. ‘SPRING TIME’ FUN. SUNNY, TRADES, 3-5+’ WNW-NW RIGHTS & LEFTS ALL OVER THE NS. SURF TO FADE FRIDAY.SNN Barron Mamiya at picture-perfect Pipeline during his early morning Round 1 heat. Credit: © WSL / Freesurf / Latronic Haleiwa, Oahu, HAWAII – (Wednesday, March 22, 2017) — In one of the most historical Pro Junior moments ever, Barron Mamiya (North Shore, HAW), 16, took out his third consecutive victory at the World Surf …Read More »

KOLOHE ANDINO IS DESIGNED FOR SHOWING HEART

SURF NEWS NETWORK March 22. There’s a reason Kolohe finished #4 in 2016 (behind Gabriel, Jordy and John).  Known for his solid rail and air game and now a solid chance at #1. “In all conditions, there’s always someone who’s better than you. There’s always room to improve.” “For me I think its all about gratitude….I have this chance to do this…I really need to put everything into it.” – Kolohe Andino HURLEY

DAY 1 is ON! The Pipe Pro Junior & Wahine Pipe Pro!

The World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Pipe Pro Junior has been called ON today, Wednesday, March 22, in firing, clean conditions. A new WNW swell filled in at Pipeline with offshore easterly winds grooming the lineup for both Backdoor and Pipe. Wave faces are in the 6-8ft. range with sets up to 10ft. providing epic barreling rides. A Men’s Junior winner will be crowned by 3pm this afternoon with the Wahine Pipe Pro looking at a start tomorrow morning. All eyes are on Barron Mamiya …Read More »

PUMPING CONDITIONS: KUMUL PNG WORLD LONGBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 – HISTORICAL EVENT BEGINS WITH TUPIRA PERFECTION – MASSIVE DAY OF COMPETITION UNFOLDS WITH INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCES – BOTH MEN AND WOMEN’S VITAL ROUND TWO MATCHUPS DETERMINED  Caption: An incredible day of historical, groundbreaking action came to life at Tupira, Papua New Guinea as the first-ever professional surfing event was called ON in pumping waves. Credit: © WSL / Tim Hain TUPIRA, Papua New Guinea (Sunday, March 19, 2017) – The World Surf League (WSL) Kumul PNG World Longboard Championships fired into a historical day of action with …Read More »

Kalani Vierra & Krystl Apeles win the Pakaloha Bikinis Tandemonium Pro-Am at Turtle Bay Resort!

   They were World Tandem Champions in 2015 so it seems natural that Kalani Vierra and Krystl Apeles (Kauai) won the Pakaloha Bikinis Tandemonium Pro-Am at Turtle Bay!  These 2 did it in challenging surf on the North Shore of Oahu. Teams competed for a qualifying spot in the World Championship coming up at the Duke’s OceanFest in August. Surf ranged from 3 feet to 5 feet with fast breaking surf and late drops which made for exciting viewing from the point.  “We had a …Read More »

OWEN WRIGHT & STEPHANIE GILMORE WIN QUIKSILVER AND ROXY PRO GOLD COAST

– WRIGHT MAKES INSPIRING RETURN TO COMPETITION WITH VICTORY OVER WILKINSON – 6X WSL CHAMPION GILMORE DEFEATS PETERSON TO CLAIM 6TH ROXY PRO TITLE AND JEEP LEADER JERSEY Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Owen Wright (AUS) emerged victorious today, claiming the Roxy and Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast titles. Credit: © WSL / Cestari COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Sunday, March 19, 2017) – Owen Wright (AUS) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) claimed victory today at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast, the opening stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour …Read More »

#TourNotes: Trick Question?

WCT takes you behind the scenes of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2017. Is Kelly Slater Too Old for the Tour? Your favorite surfers talk about their time at Goldy, plus if they think Kelly Slater should retire the board.

QUARTERFINALISTS DECIDED AT QUIKSILVER & ROXY PRO

 FIRST EVENT OF 2017 LIKELY TO FINISH TODAY WITH AMAZING RUN OF SWELL. WINDS ARE MAIN ISSUE. – OWEN WRIGHT KNOCKS OUT 3X WSL CHAMPION MICK FANNING – ROOKIE CONNOR O’LEARY UPSETS COMPETITION WITH QUARTERFINAL BERTH – GILMORE, FITZGIBBONS, PETERSON & VAN DIJK SURVIVE ROUND 4 Reigning WSL Champion John John Florence (HAW) will face off against Brazilian dynamo Italo Ferreira (BRA) in Quarterfinal No. 2 when competition resumes at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Credit: © WSL / Cestari COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Saturday, March 18, 2017) – The stage …Read More »

TAHITI & HAWAII SPLIT FOUR WINS AT PAPARA PRO SERIES

– MAIDEN WINS FOR TEFAAFANA, STONE AND FIERRO – MAMIYA SYNCS UP SECOND PRO JUNIOR WIN  Papara winners, L to R: Vahine Fierro (PYF), Barron Mamiya (HAW), Savanna Stone (HAW), Ariihoe Tefaafana (PYF) Credit: © WSL / Rolland Taharu‘u Beach, Papara, Tahiti, FRENCH POLYNESIA – (Friday, March 17, 2017) — Four surfers claimed victory today at the Papara Pro Open Men and Women’s events, a World Surf League (WSL) sanctioned series within the Hawaii/Tahiti Nui region. Two Tahitians, Ariihoe Tefaafana and Vahine Fierro and two Hawaii …Read More »

If you saw it you wanted it…Epic Snapper for the Planets Best

 SNAPPER ROCKS FIRES FOR FULL DAY AT QUIKSILVER AND ROXY PRO GOLD COAST – WSL CHAMPIONS FLORENCE, DE SOUZA, PARKINSON DOMINATE ROUND 3 – FERREIRA ELECTRIFIES SNAPPER WITH PERFECT 10 – WRIGHT, MOORE, DEFAY & ANDREW THROUGH TO QUARTERFINALS -THIS WAS SOME OF THE BEST SURF EVER FOR THIS EVENT AND MORE IS EXPECTED! DECENT WINDS WITH OFF AND ON WEATHER. Italo Ferreira (BRA) locked in a Perfect 10 in his Round 2 heat against CT Rookie Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) and continued to dominate in …Read More »

WSL CHAMPIONS DOMINATE OPENING ROUND AT SNAPPER FOR QUIKSILVER & ROXY PRO

– OWEN WRIGHT FIRES IN FIRST CT EVENT FOLLOWING 2015 HEAD INJURY AT PIPE -BEDE DURBIDGE LOOKING BETTER THAN EVER FOLLOWING HIS 2015 PELVIS INJURY AT PIPE – FREDERICO MORAIS REPRESENTS ROOKIE CLASS WITH ROUND 1 HEAT WIN – LAKEY PETERSON SETS THE BAR AT SNAPPER WITH NEAR-PERFECT 19.27 – SIBLINGS MIKEY, OWEN AND TYLER WRIGHT THROUGH TO ROUND 3 -SURF’S GOING TO BE FIRING THROUGH WEEKEND WITH GOOD WINDS Owen Wright (AUS) made a stunning return to the elite Championship Tour today with an excellent heat total …Read More »

WORLD’S BEST SURFERS RIP INTO ROUND 1 OF ROXY PRO GOLD COAST​

  – ROXY PRO KICKS OFF 2017 WSL CT WITH POWERFUL PERFORMANCES – NIKKI VAN DIJK UPSETS WORLD CHAMPION TYLER WRIGHT – SNAPPER STANDOUTS FITZGIBBONS, WESTON-WEBB ADVANCE TO ROUND 3 Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) posted the highest heat total of the day at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast to overcome 2016 WSL Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) in Round 1 Heat 3. Credit: © WSL / Sloane The WCT Started ~530pm HI Time Tuesday and got 5 heats done by 820pm. Mediocre overall (but rippable selections) plus plenty ‘blue …Read More »

Don’t miss this unique event at Turtle Bay this Saturday!

A total of no more than 16 top teams from around the world will be invited to enter the 2017 World Championship of Tandem Surfing held this year in Waikiki, Hawaii as part of Duke’s Oceanfest. Four (4) finalists from each regional ITSA sanctioned World Tandem Championship Qualifying event will secure an invitation to the championship…For more GO HERE

Which was faster?

WSL Big Wave Awards crank it up with more carnage Surf News Network, 14 March, 2017. In this nuts video Pedro “Scooby” Vianna  from Rio de Janeiro is captured on drone towing and racing for safety at Nazaré, Portugal on the last day of  February 2017. Here we see the aftermath of his now-famous wave, along with fellow Brazilian Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca gunning for the rescue. Both surfers get bucked off on the inside. Drone coverage by Maquina Voadora. The ride is an entry into the Billabong Ride …Read More »

REGIONAL JUNIOR LEADER BARRON MAMIYA FROM HAWAII ADVANCES TO SEMIS

….AT PAPARA PRO JUNIOR TAHITI!  – HAWAII’S DEFENDING WINNER SUMMER MACEDO SURFS TOWARD SECOND TITLE Barron Mamiya (HAW) builds confidence and momentum in Tahiti, takes to the air in the Quarterfinals. Credit: © WSL / Rolland Taharu‘u Beach, Papara, Tahiti, FRENCH POLYNESIA – (Monday, March 13, 2017) —  The Junior Men initiated Day 1 of the Papara Pro Junior Tahiti today with Hawaii dominating the competition and the region’s top athletes finding their place in the Semifinal in both the Men and Women’s divisions. The Papara Pro Junior Tahiti …Read More »

LAY DAY CALLED FOR OPENING DAY OF QUIKSILVER & ROXY PRO GOLD COAST

20 hours ahead of Hawaii (go out 24 hours & back 4). Eg. Comp would start 12 noon in Hawaii Monday if it started Tuesday 8am on the Gold Coast. MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM Filipe Toledo (BRA), 2015 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast event winner, will battle Adrian Buchan (AUS) and 2017 WSL Rookie Frederico Morais (PRT) in Round 1 Heat 10 when competition gets underway. Credit: © WSL / Cestari Location:      Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Event window:   March 14 – 25, 2017 …Read More »

Casper Steinfath & Terrene Black Claim Victory

….in the Surf Sprint Racing On Day One of the APP World Tour’s Maui Pro-Am! World-class conditions aligned with the world’s fastest standup paddle racers for another paramount display of APP World Tour competition, as the first race event of 2017 got underway with the Day One Sprint Races at the Maui Pro-Am. As the morning’s sun rose over Haleakala and filtered through the event scaffolding at Ho’okipa Beach Park, a laundry list of standup paddling’s biggest stars arrived to compete. The first race event …Read More »

WSL AWARDS HONOR WORLD’S BEST SURFERS

– GOLD COAST GALA CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2016 SEASON Tyler Wright (AUS) and John John Florence (HAW) accepted their 2016 WSL World Championship Trophies at the WSL Awards on the Gold Coast of Australia on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Credit: © WSL / Cestari COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Sunday, March 12, 2017) – The world’s best surfers hit the red carpet for the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Awards – the night that celebrates the achievements of the 2016 season, and officially opens the 2017 WSL Championship Tour …Read More »

‘Our equipment wasn’t strong enough; we had to rewrite the science of the leash’

The people have spoken and we have listened! The 2017 leash redesign is a complete over-haul from the rail saver to the cuff. We have redesigned the cuff with molded neoprene to be lighter weight, more comfort, and less slip when the cuffs on the ankle. We have redesigned molded opti-flex leashes ends for maximum durability. We are using the highest quality urethane dura-cord for maximum strength. We are using posi-lock hook and loop so the leash never rips off. This design was originally built …Read More »

Here’s how our World Champ celebrated International Women’s Day

Towing into a sand-bottomed drainer: Gold Coast Wednesday March 8th. Imagine this for one day for the WCT!

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