Posts Tagged: WSL

Rip Curl Pro Peniche Looks Set to Deliver HUGE Swell

Rip Curl Pro Peniche Looks Set to Deliver HUGE Swell

France rarely fails to disappoint. It’s beach break surfing at its very best. And the 2017 contest lived up to the hype. Massive airs, broken boards, dredging high tide pits – it had it all. And then we move on to Portugal. Still reeling from the excitement of all that went down in France, the… Read more

Why the Quiksilver Pro France is the Best Event on Tour

Why the Quiksilver Pro France is the Best Event on Tour

It’s through slightly rose-tinted glasses and with a hint of nostalgia that I anticipate the arrival of the WSL to the South West coast of France. For me, the 9th stop of the World Surf League is by far the best. This is due partly to the fact that as a kid, summers would involve loading up… Read more

Access All Areas: How Surfing Lets You Get Closer to Your Heroes

Access All Areas: How Surfing Lets You Get Closer to Your Heroes

It’s 7am, contest director Kieren Perrow is about to make the call on whether to get the third round of the Hurley Pro underway, and you’re sitting in the exact spot that’s about to be occupied by the coloured vests of the world’s elite. Not only that, but you can legitimately compete for waves with those… Read more

The Oi Rio Pro Won’t Have the Best Surf: But Who Cares!?

The Oi Rio Pro Won’t Have the Best Surf: But Who Cares!?

As the travelling circus that is the World Surf League prepares to rumble onto the shores of arguably the world’s most vibrant city, the critics of the event have been persistently voicing their concerns over the quality and suitability of this Brazilian beach break. Several veterans of the tour have demonstrated their discord, voting with their feet and opting to… Read more

Pipeline World Title Showdown: Who Wants it the Most?

Pipeline World Title Showdown: Who Wants it the Most?

This is it: the climax of 11 world-class events, the top 36 surfers landing in the spiritual home of surfing, having spent 10 months on tour and competing in 8 different countries around the globe. With a feverish hype surrounding the North shore of Hawaii, and everyone who’s everyone in the surf world currently taking… Read more