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JS Surfboards – Winning Awards Like They’re Shelling Peas

JS Surfboards have been one of the biggest sellers of boards in Australia over the past decade, rolling out quality board after quality board and winning more than their fair share of SBIA Board of the Year awards in that time. That run started with their flagship Monsta board in 2012 and has extended through to the Raging Bull most recently, with a couple of other designs winning awards in between.

The Run Home – Men’s Championship Tour

After five events, we’ve officially reached the halfway point of the 2022 Championship Tour season. The mid-season cut sent a host of athletes packing, leaving just ten women and 22 men (plus one wildcard each) to battle it out for a spot in the WSL Finals at Trestles.

The Run Home – Women’s Championship Tour

After five events, we’ve officially reached the halfway point of the 2022 Championship Tour season. The mid-season cut sent a host of athletes packing, leaving just ten women and 22 men (plus one wildcard each) to battle it out for a spot in the WSL Finals at Trestles. On both the men’s and the women’s …

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The Inaugural Mid-Season Cut – Who Were the Biggest Casualties?

The introduction of the mid-season cut has been met with varied responses from fans. The most notable potential advantage was the element of added intrigue that it brings in the early stages of the season, and there’s no doubt that it achieved that, particularly at the Margaret River Pro when a huge number athletes had a spot in the second half of the tour to surf for. The downside, however, was always going to be the potential for big names to miss the second half of the season, with only the top ten women and top 22 men advancing. And while there weren’t as many of these casualties as there could have been, there were still a number of big names who failed to finish above the cut line. Let’s take a look at some of them.  

The Margaret River Pro Wash-Up

With the inaugural mid-season cut following the recently concluded Margaret River Pro, it was always going to be a contest with significant ramifications at both ends of the world rankings. Both the men’s and the women’s events saw numerous high profile surfers sent packing from the Championship Tour for the rest of the year, while …

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Our Tips for the Men’s Margaret River Pro

The Championship Tour’s return to Bells saw the iconic break dish up day after day of perfect, rolling right handers, with Filipe Toledo and Tyler Wright running out victorious at the conclusion of the event. The powerful, long period waves are set to continue over the next week as we head to Margaret River, a …

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Channel Islands – One of the biggest surf brands on the planet

Channel Islands is one of the most recognisable surfboard brands in the world. They sponsor many of the world’s best surfers, and you’ll also regularly spot their familiar logo at your local break as well as many others around the globe. Founding father Al Merrick calls it his passion “to provide the most dedicated surfers with the most advanced, performance designs”, and the high performance boards that this passion has manifested in are renowned the world over. 

Firewire – A unique surfboard manufacturer with a commitment to sustainability

Firewire might just make the most recognisable surfboards in the world. This isn’t necessarily reflective of popularity – though there are plenty of surfers who swear by these boards. Instead, their distinguishable nature comes more from their aesthetics. If you’ve ever seen a board out in the lineup that looks like it was carved directly from a tree, it was most likely a Firewire. This wooden aesthetic makes these boards stick out like a sore thumb (but a good sore thumb), though they also make plenty of boards with a more traditional appearance, something which they’ve been doing under various names for close to 50 years. 

MEO Pro Portugal Presented by Rip Curl – The Wash-Up

Historically a late-season stop, the European leg of this year’s Championship Tour was this year brought forward to March and cut to just one event after Hossegor was given the flick. That meant that after weeks of enjoying idyllic weather and warm seas, the world’s best surfers were thrown into 13oC Portuguese water, but the waves they were lucky enough to surf and we were lucky enough to witness throughout the course of the contest would have quickly dispelled any concerns about the chilly waters. This is how both the men’s and the women’s events went down. 

Our Tips for the Men’s MEO Pro Portugal

That was some Hawaiian leg. After the excitement of Pipeline, which saw two incredible wins from surfers at the polar opposite stages of their careers in Kelly Slater and Moana Jones Wong, Sunset Beach didn’t disappoint, with enormous, unruly conditions and a couple more surprise winners. Barron Mamiya and Brisa Hennessy both snagged their first …

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Our Tips for the Women’s MEO Pro Portugal

That was some Hawaiian leg. After the excitement of Pipeline, which saw two incredible wins from surfers at the polar opposite stages of their careers in Kelly Slater and Moana Jones Wong, Sunset Beach didn’t disappoint, with enormous, unruly conditions and a couple more surprise winners. Barron Mamiya and Brisa Hennessy both snagged their first …

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