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  • A backhand battle between Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) and Bianca Buitendag
    Coco Ho & Tati Weston-Webb rule Roxy Pro Round 2

    2 March, 2015 - WSL WT: Action at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast continued today with Round 2 after two-consecutive lay days. The first elimination round of this year’s Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Championship Tour saw fiery exchanges as the world’s best female surfers fought hard to avoid an early exit.

  • Joli Photos records the buzz that was Cyclone Marcia

    2 March, 2015 - BLOGS: Just a week before the Quiksilver and Roxy Pros Cyclone Marcia lit up the Gold Coast with pumping surf. For a week visiting pros and local heroes enjoyed consistent surf from Snapper down to Kirra, and Peter 'Joli' Wilson was there to catch it...

  • Nic von Rupp takes his stellar work ethic on the road
    Nic von Rupp explores a Euro's space in the surf world

    1 March, 2015 - INTERVIEW: How many pros speak four languages? For the European crew it’s no big deal, but consider for a moment if one of the Gudauskas brothers or Dane Reynolds had to become fluent in several tongues to meet what’s expected of them as pros. With a surf industry based in Australia and California, this is something aspiring Euros have to hurdle.

  • Quiksilver & Roxy Pros kick off on the Gold Coast

    27 February, 2015 - WSL WT: The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast kicked off with building 3-to-4-foot faces and big scores at Snapper Rocks. Drama unfolded in Heat 3 when goofyfooter Freddy Patacchia Jr. (HAW) took on two World Champions, Kelly Slater (USA) and C.J. Hobgood(USA). Slater, an 11-time World Champion, completed an impressive carving-360, but Patacchia answered with a flawless backhand attack for two scores in the excellent range (8.00 or above)..

  • Makua Rothman crowned WSL Big Wave Tour champion

    28 February, 2015 - BIG-WAVE: The conclusion of the 2014/2015 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) today sees Makuakai Rothman (HAW) become BWT Champion. The Hawaiian previously spent several years battling on the WSL Qualifying Series before being offered a wildcard to compete in the BWT this season. Rothman surpassed all expectations, finishing his first Big Wave season with 20,833 points on the rankings, almost 7,000 points a

  • Billabong reports first profits in three years

    26 February, 2015 - INDUSTRY: The surf industry got a bit of good news today, as Billabong released their half-year earnings report. After years of ups and downs, almost three years of operating at a loss, and just 12-months into their "global seven-part turnaround strategy," the company is making money again.

  • World's best surfers stroll the WSL Awards red carpet

    25 February, 2015 - WSL: The world's best surfers tonight traded sunlight for spotlight as they hit the red carpet for the 2015 World Surf League (WSL) Awards - the night that celebrates the achievements of the 2014 season, and officially opens the 2015 WSL Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour year.

  • Tested: So how does that Rip Curl GPS watch work anyhow?

    24 February, 2015 - REVIEW: The GPS surf watch by Rip Curl was a huge project and I commend them for achieving success. They had to collaborate with an app company and communicate specific measurements for tracking a surfer’s movements in the water. Hats off to them for pulling it off.

  • Stepping up to the big leagues, Christie knows it's showtime

    23 February, 2015 - TEAM: New Zealand's Ricardo Christie is set to make his debut on the World Surf League’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour this weekend. Christie will be the first Kiwi to contest the Quiksilver Pro since Maz Quinn (Gis) in 2002.

  • Alejo Muniz, Burton Automotive Pro, Surfest Newcastle, World Surf League
    Alejo Muniz & Ellie Brooks take Burton Auto Pro wins

    22 February, 2015 - WSL QS: After weeks of surfing in various divisions the 30th Anniversary of Surfest wrapped up with Alejo Muniz taking out the Burton Automotive Pro and Ellie Brooks taking top honours in the Burton Automotive Women’s Classic.

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Tasmania's Wahu Surfer Groms Comps wrap up season
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Eight stoked groms surf with the stars at Snapper
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Electric adds Mattson 2 as brand ambassadors
Creators: Adam Warmington's dual worlds of film & photo
Miluska Tello,
Miluska Tello wins Rip Curl Pro Junior in Peru
Quiksilver and Roxy Pros call Lay Day, wait for swell
Elliot Paerata-Reid, Billabong Grom Series, Oceanbridge, Piha Beach
Elliot Paerata ­Reid pummels Piha line up, takes title
Taranaki WSL event, Craig Williamson, Fitzroy Beach
Excess entries turn Taranaki WSL event into 'surf-a-thon'
Craig Anderson, Cluster Euro Premiere, Monster Energy, What Youth
Kai Neville's film 'Cluster' tours Germany and Spain
South American nations battle at WSL junior event
Miluska Tello,
Miluska Tello wins Rip Curl Pro Junior in Peru
Quiksilver and Roxy Pros call Lay Day, wait for swell
Elliot Paerata-Reid, Billabong Grom Series, Oceanbridge, Piha Beach
Elliot Paerata ­Reid pummels Piha line up, takes title
Taranaki WSL event, Craig Williamson, Fitzroy Beach
Excess entries turn Taranaki WSL event into 'surf-a-thon'
Craig Anderson, Cluster Euro Premiere, Monster Energy, What Youth
Kai Neville's film 'Cluster' tours Germany and Spain
South American nations battle at WSL junior event

Videos

Groovy doco explores Brazilian surf culture in the '70s

'70 Something' is a film + tv series + booklet project that relives the beach culture and surfing in Brazil during the 1970...

Groovy doco explores Brazilian surf culture in the '70s
Classy bio on shaper-to-the-Aussie-stars Darren Handley
Marlon Lipke enjoys some Portuguese wedges
The Portuguese Tiger prowls through freezing France
Video cheat sheet of who's been added to the WSL tours

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