World Surf League (Surfing)

 
World Surf League website: http://www.worldsurfleague.com/

 

 

Latest News & Results

 

100 Million Bottles Into Boardshorts

100 Million Bottles Into Boardshorts

15/06/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26967276



Out of all the plastic consumed in the world — some estimate the amount to be more than 250 million tons a year — only 10% is recycled. As a result, enough plastic to fill an entire garbage truck enters the ocean every minute.

 

 

Not cool. But that’s enough with the gloomy statistics — let’s talk action.

 

 

Three simple words can help us collectively address the world’s plastic problem: reduce, reuse and recycle. For now, let’s focus on the last one.

 

Our favorite form of recycling? Making boardshorts, of course.

 

 

With the help of Repreve technology, Quiksilver has been turning plastic bottles into boardshorts and other products for over five years. Producing boardshorts with recycled polyester consumes 45% less energy and 20% less water than conventional methods. Overall, the recycled product is responsible for one third fewer greenhouse gases than conventional polyester — and it helps prevent bottles from making it into our lineups.

 

 

Over the next few years, our goal is to incorporate recycled plastic into every boardshort we make. Working towards that goal, a major milestone has been reached — Quiksilver has officially recycled 100 million bottles into boardshorts and other goods.

 

To celebrate, we’re donating $10 for every Repreve boardshort purchased on International Surfing Day (June 16th) to a non-profit organization called 5 Gyres. 5 Gyres use science, art, education and adventure to help make the world a better place.

 

 

Shop the range here and find a pair of boardshorts that you can feel good in and feel good about.

 

In the end, we believe that if you’re kind to the planet, the planet will be kind to you — which means you’ll get more barreled. So, here’s to catching a few waves to celebrate International Surfing Day. And here’s to enjoying a clean, healthy planet on all the International Surfing Days to come.

 



https://www.quiksilver.com.au/blog/100-mil
Taj Burrow finds freedom in the Mentawai Islands

Taj Burrow finds freedom in the Mentawai Islands

14/06/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26963898

Despite having left the Dream Tour, Taj Burrow continues to step on the gas pedal.

The Australian who never won but should've won the world surfing title is now traveling the world in search of idyllic swells and transparent barrels.

The talented regular-footed surfer from Busselton, in Western Australia, turned 40 and released a new video edit that proves that he is deeply missed on the Championship Tour.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/14392-taj-burrow-finds-freedom-in-the-mentawai-islands
Kissed or Cursed? The Andy Irons documentary review

Kissed or Cursed? The Andy Irons documentary review

12/06/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26954161

Sooner or later, drugs are gonna get 'ya. Sooner or later, drugs are gonna win - and you're gonna lose. As I write these words, I can't help think about the late River Phoenix and what could have been.

So much accomplished at a young age, yet leaving so much potential, for future greatness on the table.

More recently, in the past five or ten years or so, a whole bunch of talented, wealthy, famous people with every reason to live have been dropping dead in their forties and 50s: Tom Petty (1950-2017 = 66) Michael Jackson (1958-2009 = 51), George Michael (1963-2016 = 53), Prince (1958-2016 = 57), "Buttons" Kaluhiokalani (1958-2013 = 55), Jay Adams (1961-2014 = 51), Shawn "Barney" Barron (1970-2015 = 44), Vince Collier (1960-2018 = 57).



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/14387-kissed-or-cursed-the-andy-irons-documentary-review
JBay Winterfest Corona Sunset Sessions – Sunset Sweatshop

JBay Winterfest Corona Sunset Sessions – Sunset Sweatshop

12/06/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26943887

The JBay Winterfest will be hosting the Corona Sunset Sessions, a series of 12 FREE music bands and acts, that will perform at Pepper Street, on the main Corona Open JBay prize-giving stage.

12 of the hottest acts in the country will be performing for all the music and surfing fans in JBay, and there are some massive bands in the mix.

Sunset Sweatshop are one of the acts that will be performing on the opening night of the Corona Sunset Sessions. Hailing from Cape Town, Sunset Sweatshop describe themselves as ‘a proudly South African feel-good rock band with reggae and folk influences!’

Should be good. Check out their hit video Move It below.



http://www.jbaywinterfest.com/jbay-winterfest-corona-sunset-sessions-sunset-sweatshop/
Maya Gabeira: 35 little-known facts about the Brazilian big wave surfer

Maya Gabeira: 35 little-known facts about the Brazilian big wave surfer

12/06/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26940192

She could've been a ballet, but she ended up chasing the world's largest ocean waves. Here are some curious facts about Brazilian big wave surfer Maya Gabeira.

Maya Reis Gabeira was born in Rio de Janeiro, on April 10, 1987. Unlike many kids of her generation, she was introduced to surfing when she was already a full-grown teenager.

Gabeira has already been called the "Super Woman of Surfing." But she still gets anxious and stressed a few days before a storm kicks in.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/14385-maya-gabeira-35-little-known-facts-about-the-brazilian-big-wave-surfer
Willian Cardoso conquers the 2018 Uluwatu CT

Willian Cardoso conquers the 2018 Uluwatu CT

11/06/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26940193

The 32-year-old surfer from Florianopolis spent 12 years competing in the Qualifying Series (QS) on a quest to join the elite of surfing.

Now, he is one of the happiest surfers on the planet. Not only he joined the Championship Tour (CT) but also won his first major event.

Cardoso had already done well in Bali by finishing his campaign as a quarterfinalist. This time, the Brazilian regular footer beat Julian Wilson in the final.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/14383-willian-cardoso-conquers-the-2018-uluwatu-ct
How to make Origami surfers and surfboards

How to make Origami surfers and surfboards

07/06/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26940194

Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Using complex modular techniques, artists developed exquisite designs and breathtaking masterpieces.

But would it be possible to create surf-inspired artworks using paper and our own bare hands?

Why not? We've seen origami dragons, unicorns, snakes, and dinosaurs, so it's all about putting your imagination to work and making the most out of your natural aptitude.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/14378-how-to-make-origami-surfers-and-surfboards
5 skateboarding tricks that will improve your surfing

5 skateboarding tricks that will improve your surfing

06/06/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26940195

Surfing came first, but the sport of riding the streets ended up developing its own culture and technicalities. Here's how skateboarding can improve your surfing skills.

Initially, before skateboarding started gaining traction in urban America, the board with four wheels was seen as a warm-up piece of equipment for the flat days.

If there were no waves in the ocean, surfers would step on a skateboard and cruise the boardwalk, waiting for the perfect to kick in. But as they explored its potential, surfers discovered an exciting new sport.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/14376-5-skateboarding-tricks-that-will-improve-your-surfing
Desmond And The Tutus, Shadowclub, aKing and other Top Acts For Corona Sunset Sessions at the JBay W

Desmond And The Tutus, Shadowclub, aKing and other Top Acts For Corona Sunset Sessions at the JBay W

06/06/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26890382

JBay – The event organisers are proud to announce the music lineup at the Corona Sunset Sessions, to be held at the Corona Open JBay contest site. The Corona Sunset Sessions will take place over both festival weekends 5-7 July and 12-14 July, and will feature some top South African musical acts.

The Corona Sunset  Sessions are all complimentary, and proudly brought to you by the Corona Open JBay. There will be 12 bands or artists over the two weekends, and every one of the shows are completely free of charge. There are no tickets to be bought, no bookings to be made and no queuing for anything. Just pitch up and enjoy the vibes.

The Corona Sunset Sessions will take place in Pepper Street during the weekend evenings. Just make your way to the Corona Open prize-giving stage, where the bands will be setup for the evening shows.

Venerated indie rock outfit Desmond and the Tutus is one of the headline acts, and they will be rocking the house on Saturday 7 July, along with Nic Preen and The World Of Birds.

Friday 13 July, lucky for some, will see the hugely popular Cape Town-based rock act aKing perform, along with young and widely-liked Cape Town indie /rock band Crosscurrent, and looks like it will be a huge night.

aKing

Good old rock ’n roll with a mix of dirty blues is the order of the day on the final evening of the Corona Sunset Sessions, as Jozi-based rock act Shadowclub take to the stage. One of the most celebrated local bands, Shadowclub will get the party going and will finish this year’s free Music Sessions on a high note. It’ll be busy on the final night, so pull in early.

Shadowclub

The Corona Sunset Sessions is a thank you and acknowledgement to the fans and spectators who come up every year to visit JBay and to watch the worlds’ best surfers competing at Supertubes, and to support our local contingent of surfers. This year we have Jordy Smith as well as Mikey February competing in the Corona Open JBay, as well as a yet-to-be-announced wildcard slot.

Come down and enjoy the surfing and cheer our local surfers on, and then head over to the Corona Sunset Sessions, grab a Corona and enjoy some of the top music acts in the country. Other bands and artists include Sean Koch, Sunset Sweatshop, Sawyer, Rubber Duc, Money For Bali, Majozi and The Steezies.

The full lineup of acts at the Corona Sunset Sessions:

Thursday 05 July  

Sean Koch

Sunset Sweatshop

 

Friday 06 July

Rubber Duc

Money for Bali

 

Saturday 07 July 

Desmond & The Tutus

Nic Preen & The World of Birds

 

Thursday 12 July

Majozi

The Steezies

 

Friday 13 July

aKing

Crosscurrent

 

Saturday 14 July

Shadowclub

Sawyer

 



http://www.jbaywinterfest.com/desmond-and-the-tutus-shadowclub-aking-and-other-top-acts-for-corona-sunset-sessions-at-the-jbay-winterfest/
loading