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  • Gony Zubizarreta in Zarautz, Basque Country
    The Surfersvillage Interview: EuroStar Gony Zubizarreta

    24 April, 2017 - INTERVIEWS: We met Gony Zubizarreta this week during the Pro Zarautz event in the Basque Country of Spain. One of the first Volcom riders in Europe (he joined at age 13!) he is one of the more recognized faces in European surfing. Gony Zubizarreta (pronounced closer to “Tsubitsarreta”) is now 31 and on a tear through the European QS, winning the Caparica Pro last week in Portugal and this week claiming the Pro Zarautz event. He was kind enough to join us for the Surfersvillage Interview...

  • Meet South Africa's most positive person, Chris Bertish

    23 April, 2017 - INTERVIEWS: Moments after nearly drowning, Chris Bertish charged the then-largest waves ever seen in a competition at the 2010 Maverick’s event. And won. The well-spoken South African has also just completed a 4,500 trans Atlantic journey on a hybrid SUP, written a book and keeps busy giving motivational talks.

  • Jordy Smith wins the rip curl pro bells beach
    Jordy Smith victorious at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

    19 April, 2017 - WSL-CT: Jordy Smith has won the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach today after electric performances in pumping six-to-eight foot conditions at the iconic venue in the Australian State of Victoria. Smith bested fellow Finalist Caio Ibelli (BRA) in a classic Bells Beach showdown to close out the Australian leg.

  • Courtney Conlogue (USA) with her surfboard after she took out the 2017 Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach today.  Credit: © WSL / Cestari
    Courtney Conlogue wins women's Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

    17 April, 2017 - WSL CT: Courtney Conlogue has won the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach today after defeating Stephanie Gilmore in four-to-six foot conditions at the world-renowned Bells Beach in the Australian state of Victoria. The third stop of the World Surf League

  • Boardshorts from O'Neill, Reef, Rhythm, Vissla, Body Glove, Superbrand
    13 high-performance boardshorts tested for the 2017 season

    17 April, 2017 - GEAR-REVIEWS: We ran through the design features of 13 new shorts for the 2017 season to see what’s available to the consumer and at what price. We examined seems for softness and stretch while the fly panels were checked for stiff edges that could potentially chafe. Materials were investigated and noted for their stretch, weight and water repellent qualities.

  • Frederico Morais in Round 3 of Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach © WSL/Barripp
    Elimination rounds pump up the drama at Bells Beach

    16 April, 2017 - WSL CT: The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach continued today with men’s Round 2 and the first seven heats of Round 3. The day began with clean conditions at Bells Beach and again moved to Winkipop to capitalize on the incoming tide.

  • Women to the Quarters, Men's Round 1 done at Bells Beach

    15 April, 2017 - WSL CT: The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach saw heaps of heated action today as the event completed men’s Round 1 as well as women’s Round 4 setting up quartfinal clashes.

  • John John Florence winning in Western Australia
    John John for the win win at Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

    9 April, 2017 - WSL CT: John John Florence has claimed victory today against Kolohe Andino at the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro WSL CT contest. Florence hit a near perfect 19 point heat total in good surf at Margaret's.

  • Sally Fitzgibbons wins Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

    8 April, 2017 - WSL CT: Sally Fitzgibbons has won the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro today after taking down 2016 WSL Champion Tyler Wright in the Final. The Final Day of the women’s event witnessed the remaining four competitors compete in three-to-five fo

  • Peter 'Joli' Wilson Part II - Yes, we can call him an historian

    2 April, 2017 - CREATORS: Sometimes a photographer's career is so extensive that it can be broken down into several different careers. Last week we took a look at Peter "Joli" Wilson's photography on more recent subjects, World Tour contests, the WSL periphery and this impressive playing field we call the ocean.

More News

Victor Mendes took maximum risks, and fun, today in Santa Cruz. Credit: © WSL / Poullenot
Victor Mendes belts a 19.57 heat on Day 3 of Pro Santa Cruz
Power of the ocean brings paraplegic surfer back to life
Brent Dorrington takes out the 2017 Komune Bali Pro
11-time WSL Champion Kelly Slater (USA) competes at the Championship Tour event in Fiji in 2016. Credit: © WSL / Sloane
Kelly Slater's company Outerknown sponsors Fiji Pro
Rip Curl GromSearch international final is set to kick off
Nahoon Beach hosts South Africa’s top juniors at new event
Watch Matt Meola land a spindle 540 in new clip
Back in the day waves - empty, feral Desert Point
Hurley team takes off the comp jerseys in latest edit
Boards & Waves Expo III comes to Florida’s Space Coast
Joshua Moniz (HAW) defies the laws of physics in his Round 1 heat. Credit: © WSL / Poullenot
QS3000 in Portugal kicks off in tricky Santa Cruz surf
Billabong opens its first retail store at Nusa Lembongan
Watch Matt Meola land a spindle 540 in new clip
Back in the day waves - empty, feral Desert Point
Hurley team takes off the comp jerseys in latest edit
Boards & Waves Expo III comes to Florida’s Space Coast
Joshua Moniz (HAW) defies the laws of physics in his Round 1 heat. Credit: © WSL / Poullenot
QS3000 in Portugal kicks off in tricky Santa Cruz surf
Billabong opens its first retail store at Nusa Lembongan

Videos

Leticia Canales's story told in new edit "Letworld"

Five worst wipeouts (caught on tape at least) of the year
Get out your Mediterranean maps with Gony & Marlon
Summer in Oz: Gold Coast's top hits celebrated
Go North. Way North with Leon Glatzer
Most impossible barrel ever?: Sebastian Zietz' perfect 10

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