Posts Tagged: WSL

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

10 Perfect Ten’s: The Best Waves Ever Ridden in Competitive Surfing

10 Perfect Ten’s: The Best Waves Ever Ridden in Competitive Surfing

Judging competitive surfing is difficult. There are complex criteria to follow when trying to determine the score a surfer has just earned on any given wave. Commitment and degree of difficulty, innovation and progression of manoeuvres, combination of major manoeuvers – the list goes on. But sometimes there is only one score to be given. No consultation… Read more