Reunion Island experiments with new anti-shark measures
Two years after Reunion enacted a controversial ban on swimming and surfing following a string of shark attacks, a small group of surfers on the island are cautiously wading back into the water. This time, however, they’ll be doing so surrounded by both people and equipment meant to deter attacks. The initiative, which is broadly
World Champ to be fined an "undisclosed amount" for his post-heat antics
After the outburst heard round the surf world, the WSL has released a disciplinary statement regarding Gabriel Medina’s interview with Pete Mel at the Quik Pro. You’ll recall that, after receiving an interference in his heat against Glenn Hall, Medina vented his frustrations with the WSL’s commissioner, Kieren Perrow, and then mildly called out Glenn
The new plan to create a toll road in Orange County was denied once more
In what feels like a battle we’re destined to fight every few years, the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) plan to create a controversial toll road that would connect Route 241 with Interstate-5 in southern Orange County was rejected by the Regional Water Quality Control Board today in San Diego. After hearing testimony from 29 advocates opposed to the toll road
Filipe Toledo and Carissa More Claim Wins
A thrilling Finals Day at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast saw Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Carissa Moore (HAW) claim victory at Snapper Rocks in front of a huge, cheering crowd. Toledo defeated Julian Wilson (AUS) to win the Quiksilver Pro and Moore took down Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) to take the Roxy Pro title.
You've heard the news, now watch the video
Last week, word got out that Mason had signed with Rip Curl and today, the industry giant dropped this edit touting its latest addition to their team. We're fired up to see what the future holds for this relationship.
After meager swell, event lengthens waiting period
"After a lot of discussion with the athletes, our on-site staff, our executive team in Los Angeles, our event partners and the local government, we have extended the competition window two days to take advantage of a swell system moving in."
Silvana's 10, Banting goes big, Simpo in high def, and more
It's undeniable that his talent runs deep—he took down Fanning in Round 1 at the Quik Pro—but this video also gives us some insight into Matt's personality and ambitions for his rookies season.
The Moniz Brothers and Kekoa Bacalso take you out of the North Shore
While the thought of "Town" conjures up images of Waikiki for many, the Moniz Brothers and Kekoa Bacalso give you a glimpse into the often overlooked areas that make up the Big City.
Makua Rothman, your Big Wave Tour champ
“My goal was to win the World Title this year. My whole life I’ve dedicated myself to big waves,” Rothman said. “There’s a lot of talented surfers on the tour, a lot of people that I look up to, that push me to be my best. To defend this title again and come out victorious is going to take a lot of hard work.”
Get to know the rookies and returners on the 2015 World Tour
With an array of junior titles in his wake—national champ, world junior champ, etc.—we expect Keanu to make an easier transition to the World Tour than many of his counterparts.