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Provisional Olympic qualifiers at the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters © WSL / Ed Sloane

2020 Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed

March 24 2020
"In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community." – International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee.
Fu: The True Story Of The World's Greatest Surf Wax. Photo: Sam Moody

Fu: The True Story Of The World's Greatest Surf Wax

January 8 2019

Following the Stab Wax Test, Michael Ciaramella was curious to learn more about the infamous Fu Wax from Brazil. This is their story as told by its founder, Fuad Mansur, with help from his son Guilherme.

Kolohe Andino's Signature FCS Traction

Kolohe Andino's Signature FCS Traction

June 18 2018

“When we set out to design my pad I had a pretty high benchmark. Of course, the surface of the pad needed to have a super grippy feel, but I also wanted to make the kick functional because I use that feature on the pad when I’m doing a turn”. - Kolohe Andino.

Filipe Toledo Claims 2nd Oi Rio Pro Title

Filipe Toledo Claims 2nd Oi Rio Pro Title

May 11 2018

“It is emotional to win here in Brazil in front of this crowd. Coming back home and having this amazing support from the crowd, especially for my baby Koa, it is unbelievable. My son and my family are motivation for me. I am one of those athletes who performs well under pressure. Koa means warrior and I definitely was a warrior to go out there and get that trophy.” – Filipe Toledo

Gabriel Medina Claims Second-Straight Victory In Portugal

October 25 2017

Gabriel Medina claims second-straight victory in Portugal

“Before I wasn’t but now I’m definitely thinking about the title. He (John John Florence) has an advantage with more points but you know anything can happen. I want to surf Pipe so bad, I love that wave and I got some good results there in the past, and nothing’s impossible!” – Gabriel Medina

Photo © WSL / Damine Poullenot

Gabriel Medina Wins Quiksilver Pro France 2017

October 15 2017
Gabriel Medina Wins Quiksilver Pro France 2017. Photo © WSL / Laurent Masurel

"It feels so good to win an event, this is a really special place for me, I love coming here, I'm so, so stoked. It's been a great event this year, we've had really good waves. I'm not even thinking about the World Title or the rankings, I just wanted a win. I promised to myself I had to win one event this year, and it feels so good now I've done it." - Gabriel Medina

Photo © WSL / Laurent Masurel

Julian Wilson Wins 2017 Billabong Pro Tahiti

August 14 2017

Julian Wilson Wins 2017 Billabong Pro Tahiti. Photo © WSL / Cestari

“It is so special to win. I am ecstatic and I have nothing left in me. I am just so happy and relieved to finally win an event again...” - Julian Wilson

Photo © WSL / Cestari

John John Florence Wins Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

April 9 2017
John John Florence & Kolohe Andino - 2017 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

Reigning WSL Champion John John Florence (HAW) claimed victory today at the second stop of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, after defeating Kolohe Andino (USA) in the Final.

Michel Bourez Wins Billabong Pipe Masters

December 19 2016

Michel Bourez Wins 2016 Billabong Pipe Masters

"I still don't believe it... "I'm just going to regroup and have a really big party tonight. I'm super tired but the year's over now. This is huge for me." — Michel Bourez

Matt 'Wilko' Wilkinson Wins 2016 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

March 16 2016
Matt Wilkinson © WSL/Kirstin

"I just want to start being top 10 for the next few years, make some money, and retire…sit in the sun and drink beer" - Matt Wilkinson

Photo © WSL/Kirstin

Kolohe Andino Wins Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais

October 5 2015
Kolohe Andino . Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais - WSL / Laurent Masurel"The tide dropped a lot and it was really hard to find the right waves, but I was patient and got that eight. I'm so exhausted. The paddle-outs were ridiculous. Now I'm on [the Championship] Tour pretty much guaranteed so hopefully I can surf the two events coming up freely." – Kolohe Andino

Kolohe Andino & Laura Enever - Australian Open of Surfing Champions

February 14 2015

"This has been a great event, but I'm not going to take my foot off the gas at all and I'm going to keep getting ready for Snapper," - Kolohe Andino