Today May 24, 2016, World Surf League Holdings (WSL), announced an agreement in principle to acquire a majority stake in the Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC). The partnership between the WSL and KSWC will be dedicated to promoting the growth of high-performance surfing around the world. KSWC’s revolutionary technology creates a number of possibilities for […]
World Surf League (WSL) Buys Majority Stake in Kelly Slater’s Wave Company—What This Means for the Promotion of Surfing
The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave World Surf League Event Brings Gathering of the Tribes, Top Surfers in the World, on Waves Up to 60 Feet
After 31 years of holding the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave surf event on the North Shore of Ohau, this year in 2016, was the biggest Eddie in history with waves up to 60 feet high and the biggest crowds ever. On February 25, 2016, John John Florence (HAW) brought a new […]
30th Annual Quiksilver In Memory of the Eddie Aikau Invitees Announced
Big wave season is getting underway in Hawaii as noted by the highly anticipated announcement of this year’s invitees to the 30th annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau event at Waimea Bay, on the North Shore. This winter, big wave riding celebrates a special milestone with the 30th annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie […]
Waves For Water With Support from Hurley H20 to Help Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan
The largest storm ever recorded has left over 1 million people without clean water in the Philippines. Waves For Water non-profit, with the support of Hurley H20 is currently asking for support to get clean water filtration systems into the area. Here’s more: New York, NY // Nov 8, 2013 – Waves For Water founder Jon […]
Billabong Pipe Masters In Memory of Andy Irons Underway in Biggest Surf Ever, Plus Opening Ceremony for Eddie Aikau, ASP 2012 Surf Tour Schedule and What to Expect
Epic waves for kick-off of the Billabong Pipe Masters, North Shore of Oahu. Photo by ASP/Cestari. The final stop of the ASP (Association for Surfing Professionals) World Title Series and the crowned jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing always ends at the infamous break Banzai Pipeline in Oahu’s North Shore. This year, the […]
Quiksilver Pro NYC Delivers High Surf Drama, $1 Million-Dollar Purse, New Location for East Coast Surf Fans
On the heels of Hurricane Irene, the event canceled its music festival portion, but got in the surf action with new swells from upcoming Hurricane Katia.
Mavericks Gets New Organizer-Surfers and Photogs
The legendary big-wave competition at Half Moon Bay has had its fair share of leadership controversy, but perhaps now, it’s on the right path.
iPhone App for Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Causes Big Waves for Event and Sponsorship Potential for Surfing
Surfing Legend Kelly Slater Wins 9th ASP World Title with Big Win in Spain; plus Surfing Industry Heats-up for Big Waves in Vans Triple Crown of Surf in Hawaii
Most-winning surfer of all time, Kelly Slater scores his 9th ASP World Title giving the industry a boost as the pros heads into big-wave season.
Surfing’s Evolution as a Sport and Lifestyle Has Changed Again: Label Networks Examines Who Loves Surfing; Who Doesn’t (and Why); Plus Viewership Patterns, Size of Market, Top Surf Brands, New Opportunities
While the best big surf events tend to happen in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months, such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series including the Reef Hawaiian Pro, O’Neill World Cup, Roxy Pro, Billabong Pipeline Masters, Billabong Women’s Pro and Quicksilver’s big-wave Eddie Aikau (all in Hawaii), and Maverick’s Big Wave Surf Competition in Half Moon Bay, surfing tends to be on the “consumer” radar more so in the summer obviously, when people head to the beach, regardless of often flat surf conditions.