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11th Annual Revegetation Day

11th Annual Revegetation Day

05/12/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28231125

QUIKSILVER’S Boardriders Foundation in partnership with Torquay Landcare held their 11th annual “Revegetation Day” in November 2018, focusing on Bowman’s Track (Spring Creek region) for the sixth year running.


With this mission in mind, the decision to work on Bowman’s track has been inspired by the rapid growth of urban development in the area and the recreational activities it has invited as a result. Concerned for the health of the creek, the Boardriders Foundation’s collaboration with Torquay Landcare has been designed to continue carrying out planting and weed control.


Our staff love being involved in the annual revegetation day as it’s a great opportunity to environmentally improve the area so it is preserved and enjoyed by all for many years to come. This year staff brought along their children, which was fabulous to share this opportunity with our future coastal guardians.
https://www.quiksilver.com.au/blog/11th-annual-revegetation-day

Sammy Carlson - Rejoice

Sammy Carlson - Rejoice

21/11/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28149972


If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is here. It’s time to rejoice.


And if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, summer is here. It’s still time to rejoice because


A) You get to wear boardshorts and


B) You still get to watch this new Sammy Carlson edit, appropriately titled Rejoice.


Sammy grew up skiing around Mt Hood, Oregon, but he’s currently a resident of Revelstoke, Canada. The new location gives him easy access to British Columbia’s Interior Mountains — safe to say he took full advantage of that access last season.


Press play and watch this generation’s best backcountry freestyle skier go HAM.


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https://www.quiksilver.com.au/blog/sammy-carlson-rejoice
Austen Sweetin’s New Short Film Will Fire You Up For The Season

Austen Sweetin’s New Short Film Will Fire You Up For The Season

09/11/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28059287

HIGH OCTANE


Quiksilver alongside Austen Sweetin and Sean Lucey present HIGH OCTANE a snowboard short. This is an 8 1/2 minute climatic portrayal of snowboard savagery featuring Austen, Travis Rice, Robin Van Gyn, Rusty Ockenden, Chris Rasman Phil Hansen and Friends. Don’t blink or you’ll miss something worth seeing.


Two weeks of Hokkaido’s deepest and lightest snow filled our days with endless mountainous waves before we set out to film two days of pillow bashing leg burning pow smashing boarding with Travis Rice at Stellar Heli in BC. A few days in Whistler and Alpental scattered between and we proudly present to you HIGH OCTANE. Press play, get stoked, grab your board, and go psycho!


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Just two pals bashin' down a line of pillows...

Austen and Travis in third gear.


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High Octane diet...


high-octane

Night and day. Never a dull moment.


high-octane

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https://www.quiksilver.com.au/blog/austen-sweetin-high-octane
A Conversation With One Of This Generation’s Most Interesting Surfers

A Conversation With One Of This Generation’s Most Interesting Surfers

08/11/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28051766

Andy Nieblas’ surfing is hard to put into words. It’s functional but funky. Innovative but timeless. Wild but controlled. More than anything, it leaves you really wanting to go ride some waves.


Which makes Andy one of the most interesting surfers of this generation.


The iconic Surfer Magazine recently had a chat with him. Hit play to learn everything from what he named his van to the lowdown on his Native American heritage.


And, of course, the whole thing is paired with his groovy surfing. Dive in and enjoy.



https://www.quiksilver.com.au/blog/conversation-with-one-of-this-generations-most-interesting-surfers
This Is Livin! Ft. Koa Rothman

This Is Livin! Ft. Koa Rothman

08/11/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28051767

@koarothman has been pretty much been livin, on an appropriately titled video series that gives you a behind the scenes look into his charmed life - Come back here to find the series as it rolls out.

 

Episode 27: 

"Last Days In Tahiti (Teahupo'o)"

 

 

 

Episode 26: 

"Surfing Secret Spots In Tahiti"

 

 

Episode 25: 

"Tahitian Dream (Surfing Teahupo'o)"

 

 

 

Episode 24: 

"Keiki Shorebreak & Winter Prep"

 

 

 

Episode 23: 

"Pipeline Turns On!"

 

 

Episode 22: 

"Hurricane Swell"

 

 

Episode 21: 

"California to Hawaii"

 

 

 

 

Episode 20: 

"California Part 2"

 

 

 

 

Episode 19: 

"California Part 1"

 

 

 

Episode 18: 

"Summer Time"

 

 

Episode 17: 

"Tahiti"

 

 

Episode 16: 

"Indonesia, Bali For A Day"

 

 

Episode 15: 

"Nias part 2"

 

 

Episode 14: 

"Indonesia Part 1"

 

 

Episode 13: 

"The Sunrise Shack"

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 12: 

"Back Home"

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 11: 

"Africa Part 2"

 

 

 

 

Episode 10: 

"Africa"

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 9: 

"Late Season Swell"

 

 

 

 

Episode 8: 

"Training Day"

 

 

 

Episode 7: 

"Fiji Pt 4"

 

 

 

 

Episode 6: 

"Fiji Pt 3"

 

 

 

  

Episode 5: 

"Fiji Pt 2"

 

 

Episode 4: 

"Fiji Pt 1"

 

 

 

 

Episode 3: 

"Home Pt 3"

 

 

Episode 2: 

"Home Pt 2"

 

 

Episode 1: 

"Home"

 

 

This is the first Episode of a series Featuring Koa Rothman and friends as they travel the world searching for the best waves and good times.



https://www.quiksilver.com.au/blog/this-is-livin-koa-rothman
ONEY ANWAR AND ALYSSE COOPER TAKE IMPRESSIVE WINS AT KRUI PRO IN SUMATRA

ONEY ANWAR AND ALYSSE COOPER TAKE IMPRESSIVE WINS AT KRUI PRO IN SUMATRA

22/04/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26488163

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ONEY ANWAR AND ALYSSE COOPER TAKE IMPRESSIVE WINS AT KRUI PRO IN SUMATRA 
- COOPER CLAIMS MAIDEN QS WIN
- ANWAR MOVES TO 37TH ON QUALIFING SERIES RANKINGS

- MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM

Caption: Oney Anwar (red) and Rio Waida (blue) all smiles after their epic final at the Krui Pro today.
Credit: © WSL / Tim Hain


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LAMPUNG, Sumatra/Indonesia (Friday, April 20, 2018) - Oney Anwar and Alysse Cooper have won the men’s QS1,500 and women’s QS1,000 rated World Surf League Krui Pro in South Sumatra today. The day dawned and revealed clean and pristine four-to-six foot waves running down the reef, setting the stage for a perfect final day.


Caption: Alysse Cooper chaired to the podium at the Krui Pro today.
Credit: © WSL / Tim Hain


Alysse Cooper from Sydney, Australia has taken the first, but likely not her last WSL QS win of her young career. The 18-year-old goofy-footer was the standout surfer of the women’s draw, attacking long lefts on her forehand and unloading impressive combinations of powerful turns to take top honours in the impressive International field. 

“I have no words right now!” Said Cooper. “I was really nervous in the semifinal, but when the Final started I was just so excited to be out there and just went surfing in perfect waves. Then I won. It’s an incredible feeling. I’ve seen so many of my heroes get carried up the beach after a win and when it happened to me that’s when it sunk it.”

Indonesia’s Oney Anwar won an epic final against countryman Rio Waida that saw the lead change multiple times and the pair went wave-for-wave, toe-to-toe and blow-for-blow. Waida held the lead at the midway point of the heat after he posted an 8.00, but Anwar answered back with an 8.40 of his own to take the lead and the event win.

“I have won other events in the past, but winning in my home country has an extra special feeling,” Anwar said. “I want to be a role model and inspire Indonesian kids to go surfing. It was great to have a Final with Rio (Waida), we are great mates, we said to each other let’s just go out there and show everyone our surfing. Then he scored an 8.00 and I was thinking that I needed to step up. It was a final I will never forget. 

Rio Waida won the WSL Asia regional QS championship last year and is one of the most exciting up-and-coming surfers in the world and was happy to go out and get a big result in his home country.

“Congrats to Oney! I gave it my best and it wasn’t enough today,” Waida said. “I’m super happy to have that Final with him he’s a good friend and role model for me. This week we have scored some perfect waves, I am so happy this result will be great for my competitive year.”

Emily Gussoni had to settle for second place in her first ever QS Final, but was thrilled to post the best result of her career. The Italian surfer was impressive on her backhand and eliminated Lucia Martino in the Semifinals, but was out of the sync with the sets in the Final and leaves Indonesia with 750 QS points. 

“I thought I’d be upset, but I am actually happy,” said Gussoni. “It’s a big result for me and will give me lots of confidence in the future. I absolutely love Krui, I’ll be coming back next time for sure.”

Peruvian pair Lucca Mesinas and Gabriel Villarán have been absolutely ripping all week and have been posting some of the event’s top scores, but they were unable to advance through the Semifinals today and finished the event with equal 3rd place finishes. 


The Krui Pro will be webcasting all the action live from April 16-20. For more information, Webcast, results and images, head to www.worldsurfleague.com or check out the WSL App.
SURF FIRES FOR MASSIVE DAY OF ACTION AT KRUI PRO IN SUMATRA

SURF FIRES FOR MASSIVE DAY OF ACTION AT KRUI PRO IN SUMATRA

19/04/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26455403

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SURF FIRES FOR MASSIVE DAY OF ACTION AT KRUI PRO IN SUMATRA 
- 8 QUARTERFINALS REMAIN IN MEN'S DIVISION & 4 SEMIFINALISTS IN WOMEN'S
- FINALS SET TO RUN IN EPIC SURF TOMORROW

- MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM

Caption: Australia's Harley Ross tearing through waves and heats at the Krui Pro today.
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LAMPUNG, Sumatra/Indonesia (Thursday, April 19, 2018) - The 2018 Krui Pro ran though a massive day of competition in near perfect conditions to decide the Semifinalists in the women’s QS1,000 division and Quarterfinalists in the men’s QS1,500. The stage is now set for an epic final’s day tomorrow and the forecast is calling for epic conditions to finish the event off with style. 

Harley Ross has been a standout all event and still hold record of posting the highest single wave score. He used fast and aggressive backhand whips to win through two heats today and seems to have the timing and sections of this wave figured out. He will match up against Gabriel Villarán in Quarterfinal 1 tomorrow morning. 

“I am so stoked to get through two heats today!” Ross said. “Last night I felt super sick, I was up all night. I haven’t eaten anything since lunch yesterday, so I am really exhaused, but it doesn’t matter anymore — I am stoked to be in the Quarterfinals.”

Oney Anwar and Rio Waida are the last two Indonesian surfer standing in this event as they both advanced to the Quarterfinals against tough international contingent. Anwar advanced in second place behind Ross, but has been looking sharp and determined to get a big result here. He will now face Tomas Tudela in Quarterfinal 2. 

“I was super stressed in that heat because all the guys have been surfing so good today,” Anwar said. “At the end there was a few waves caught and I was in second with one good score and one small score. Luckily for me no one was able to overtake me and I am now into the quarterfinals. I’m looking forward to tomorrow, I really want a big result here.”

Tomas Tudela was on fire on his forehand in both heat wins at the Krui Pro today. The young Peruvian had his Round 4 heat against his brother Miguel, and countryman Gabriel Villarán, and Australian David Vlug, but it was Tomas and Villarán who put enough scores on the board to progress to the Quarterfinals.

“To make two heats in one day means it’s a good day,” Tomas Tudela said. “We had near-perfect surf in the heat this morning and this afternoon it was big and windy, but still super fun. This is already a good result for me so I am stoked to be in the Quarterfinals, we have a lot of guys here from Peru and it’s really inspiring to travel together and push each other. I can’t wait for tomorrow.”

The women’s Quarterfinals saw a few upsets with Emily Gussoni (ITA) eliminating former CT surfer Chelsea Tuach. She will now take on Lucia Martino in Semifinal 1 tomorrow. Last year’s runner-up Ellie Francis was eliminated by Sydney, Australia’s Alysse Cooper who will now take on Bailey Nagy in Semifinal 2. 


The Krui Pro will be webcasting all the action live from April 16-20. For more information, Webcast, results and images, head to www.worldsurfleague.com or check out the WSL App.
WORLD CLASS LINE UP OF ATHLETES READY FOR PRO SANTA CRUZ PRES. BY OAKLEY

WORLD CLASS LINE UP OF ATHLETES READY FOR PRO SANTA CRUZ PRES. BY OAKLEY

19/04/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26455401

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WORLD CLASS LINE UP OF ATHLETES READY FOR PRO SANTA CRUZ PRES. BY OAKLEY
- STOP NO.6 OF EUROPEAN QUALIFYING SERIES
- FREDERICO MORAIS AND TIAGO PIRES LEAD A-LIST FIELD IN SANTA CRUZ
- MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM

Caption: World No. 14 Frederico Morais will fly the Portuguese flag on home turf.
Credit: © WSL / Poullenot

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PRAIA DA FISICA, Santa Cruz - Portugal (Thursday, April 19, 2018) — The  Pro Santa Cruz 2018 pres. by Oakley will return for a third consecutive edition next week to the beautiful shores of Santa Cruz, Portugal. A Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 event, the Santa Cruz meet has produced challenging conditions for some of the world’s best surfers in the past.

This year again, the event has attracted a flurry of international talent, with ten past or current Championship Tour (CT) competitors enrolled. Portuguese superstar and current World No. 14 Frederico Morais will lead the field in the fun beach breaks of the beautiful praia da fisica. 

The list of talented surfers joining the fun include Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Joan Duru (FRA), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Jadson Andre(BRA), Ryan Callinan (AUS), long-time Championship Tour Portuguese ambassador Tiago Pires (PRT) and more.

With 3,000 qualifying points on offer for the winner, a victory in Santa Cruz could make a huge difference in the year-end tallies to decide the qualifiers for the Elite tour. That explains why most of the Qualifying Series’ top surfers will compete alongside some of the elite’s Top 34.

The pristine rugged coastline of Santa Cruz mixes clean white-sand beaches and abrupt cliffs overlooking the ocean, painting an incredible background for a week of high-performance professional surfing.

This event will also close the early Qualifying Series season on European soil, where five events took surfers from Israel, to the Canary Islands, Martinique, Portugal and Basque Country since January. QS athletes will go on to compete  in Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, the U.S.A and Chile among other destinations before returning to Europe this summer for the traditional leg of events starting in England in early August.

The event will be webcast LIVE at worldsurfleague.com and on the WSL app.

The Santa Cruz Pro 2018 pres. by Oakley is scheduled from April 24-29, 2018 at Praia da Fisica, Santa Cruz - Portugal. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com

The Santa Cruz Pro 2018 pres. by Oakley is produced by WSL, supported by the City Council of Torres Vedras , Tourism of Portugal, Meo, EDP, Hertz, Aguas Vimeiro, Hotel Golfe Mar and Noah Surf House, with media partner  Onfire, RTP, DN, and official forecaster MagicSeaWeed.com.

QUARTERFINALISTS DECIDED AT KRUI PRO WOMEN’S QS1,000

QUARTERFINALISTS DECIDED AT KRUI PRO WOMEN’S QS1,000

18/04/2018, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 26447091

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QUARTERFINALISTS DECIDED AT KRUI PRO WOMEN’S QS1,000 
- SURFERS FROM 6 COUNTRIES REMAIN IN CONTENTION
- MEN'S DIVISION SET TO RESUME TOMORROW

- MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM

Caption: Lucia Martino from Spain going to work on the long lefts on offer at the Krui Pro today.
Credit: © WSL / Tim Hain


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LAMPUNG, Sumatra/Indonesia (Wednesday, April 18, 2018) - The Krui Pro ran through four heats of the women’s QS1,000 division to decide the Quarterfinalist who are from a diverse range of countries. Of the eight surfers left in the draw the following countries are represented; Australia, Japan, Barbados, Hawaii, Spain and Italy.

Last year’s runner-up Ellie Francis is in solid form again at this wave, showing the kind of surfing that saw her get the best result of her career in 2017. The South Australian surfer who now lives on the Gold Coast said that she was feeling rusty on her backhand at the start of the event, but she’s enjoying getting back into rhythm on her backhand. 

“You don’t get to go left too much on the Gold Coast so I was feeling a little rusty when I first arrived,” Francis said. “It’s great to be back here, I really love this place. There’s great waves and great food and the surfers all hang out together which doesn’t happen at a lot of events. I feel confident after getting second here last year, but I also feel a bit of pressure, but it  feels really good to be in the Quarters.”

Spain’s Lucia Martino won through to the Quarterfinals in a wave starved heat where strategy was as important surfing. Martino’s wave selection and silky smooth surfing saw her win through to the Quarterfinals where she will take on Australia’s Lauren Poor.

“This is my first time to Sumatra, I really wanted to come for the event here last year but I couldn’t make it, so it feels incredible to finally be here,” Martino said. “We’ve had a lot of great waves in the free-surf but my heats have been a bit slow so I am hoping to get more waves tomorrow. This wave is incredible so I want to get as many as I can while I am here.”

Sara Wakita from Japan has been a standout all event, and will be one to watch when the Finals get underway. The stylish goofy-footer took a win in the last heat of the day and will face-off against Hawaii’s Bailey Nagy in Quarterfinal 4.

“I am happy to be in the Quarterfinals, but I came here wanting to win so there’s still a lot of work to do,” Wakita said. “There waves have been so fun, but it’s been slow. I always like to catch a lot of waves, so when the tide drops and the sets stop coming I was a little worried, but it worked out for me this time.”

Krui Pro No. 1 seed Chelsea Tuach from Barbados only caught two waves in her 35 minute heat, but her surfing was sharp and powerful and she was able to win through to the Quarterfinal easily. Tuach now matches up against Emily Gussoni in Quarterfinal 1. 

“I’m really learning at lot at this contest,” Tuach said. “It’s been a goal of mine to improve my backhand surfing and I feel like I’ve gotten better on the waves here at Krui. I have also learnt to wait for the best waves, in the past if I hadn’t caught a wave in 10 minutes then I’d get nervous and just take off on anything — but here I’ve been waiting and relaxing and it’s working out this far.”

Alysse Cooper finished second in her heat, but posted the highest single wave score of the day and was able to advance into the Quarterfinals where she will take on fellow Australian Ellie Francis.

“You can’t ask for a better event location than this!” Cooper said. “The water is warm, crystal clear and you have a mechanical left hand wave that breaks over 100 metres. It’s been a great trip so far. My goal this year was to make the Quarterfinals of a QS and I’ve done that so I am very happy.”
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