Ray Bergman

Ray Bergman

Fantasy Surfer Manager & SURFER Contributor

12.5.16

Fantasy Surfer

Pipe Masters Preview

All the facts and figures you'll need for the 2016 Billabong Pipe Masters

Last year, Adriano De Souza capped off his World Title with a victory at Pipeline as he, Mick Fanning, and Gabriel Medina fought to the bitter end for the lead in the rankings. This year, the drama of the World Title race has died down as John John Florence clinched the championship at the Mio

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10.27.16

Blogs

Vans Introduces the Prairie Chukka to the Positive Vibe Warriors Collection

The newest style in Vans’ ocean-friendly collection

Vans’ revered partnership with non-profit foundation Positive Vibe Warriors introduces the Prairie Chukka, the newest style in Vans’ ocean-friendly collection. The Prairie Chukka transforms the original chukka form into a stylish design, infusing an understated rubber toe cap, minimalist stitching on the heel, and deconstructed waxed canvas and suede uppers. The tailored form features a

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10.25.16

Blogs

John John Wins World Title

Hawaiian slams the door on his first world title.

Peneiche, Portugal; John John Florence has officially clinched his first career world title with a semifinal victory at the Meo Rip Curl Pro combined with a Jordy Smith loss in the following semifinal. This is Florence’s first career world title and he becomes the 4th Hawaiian male to win the title following Derek Ho, Sunny

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10.19.16

Blogs

Rio Pro Leaves Rio

SAQUAREMA ANNOUNCED AS LOCATION FOR 2017 RIO PRO

The World Surf League (WSL) has announced the shift of the primary venue for the 2017 Rio Pro from Postinho Beach, Rio, to Itaúna Beach, Saquarema. Postinho has served as the event’s main location since 2012, but challenges regarding wave and water quality in recent years have prompted the WSL and event organizers to explore

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10.13.16

Fantasy Surfer

2016 Meo Rip Curl Pro Preview

All the info you'll need for the upcoming event in Portugal

The World Title race is down to just a few contenders barring a major upset in the next two events, and as always, Portugal will play a major role in determining who our world champ will be. John John Florence sits squarely in the driver’s seat, but an early round exit could easily open the

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9.29.16

Blogs

Quik Pro France Heat Draw

All the info you'll need for the 2016 Quiksilver Pro France

Here are the facts: WHO: The WSL Men’s Top 34 + 2 wildcards & the WSL Women’s Top 17 + 1 wildcard WHAT: Stop #9 of the Men’s & Women’s 2016 WSL Championship Tour WHEN: October 4-15, 2016 WHERE: Landes, Aquitaine, France TIME ZONE: Landes / Hossegor is in France This means that 8am October

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9.24.16

Blogs

RUSTY WELCOMES LUCAS SILVEIRA TO THE TEAM

20-year-old from Rio De Janeiro is the current World Junior Champion

Rusty Lucas Silveira Our Kind from rustyintl on Vimeo. Rusty is stoked to welcome Lucas Silveira to the team. The 20-year-old, who hails from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, is the current World Junior Champion, and a strong contender to join the World’s Top WCT 32 surfers in the immediate future. He has experienced competition at

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9.19.16

Blogs

MARK HEALEY JOINS 404

404 is proud to announce Hawaiian Mark Healey as the newest member of their team

404 is proud to announce Hawaiian Mark Healey as the newest member of their team. Fairly new to the SUP world, Mark is best known for his big-wave surfing, award winning spear-fishing, free diving, bow hunting, and Hollywood stuntman work. Mark and 404 will be developing a board designed for diving, spearing, and touring and

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8.24.16

Blogs

Body Glove Welcomes Nolan Rapoza to the Family

Rapoza doubles down to add apparel to his existing wetsuit sponsorship.

Body Glove is proud to announce Nolan Rapoza has doubled down to add apparel to his existing wetsuit sponsorship. Fresh off a 4th place finish in the Vans US Open of Surfing Junior, and comfortably sitting in 2nd place in the North American region of the WSL Men’s Junior Tour, Body Glove is honored to

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8.24.16

Blogs

Dragon Signs Surfing’s Rising Star Griffin Colapinto

San Clemente local signs to Dragon's list of global athletes

Dragon Signs Griffin Colapinto- Surfing's New, Next Rising Star from DRAGON ALLIANCE on Vimeo. It’s not often that a one-of-a-kind surfer of such high-caliber and potential comes along. That’s why Dragon is excited to have signed San Clemente local and rising surf star Griffin Colapinto to its list of global surf athletes as he embarks

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