- 08 April 2015 | Surfing
The World Surf League (WSL) announced the schedule for the 2015/2016 Big Wave Tour (BWT). Mavericks, Dungeons and Nazaré are out of the equation.
There will be five events in the American continent, a stage set for Hawaii and a stop in Europe. The 2015/2016 Big Wave Tour has no big surprises in the pocket for the second season under the WSL umbrella.
"The enhancements made to this upcoming season are designed with one goal in mind - run as many events as possible in the largest surf on offer. We’re excited about the addition of Puerto Escondido and Lincoln City as full-fledged members of the 2015/2016 BWT season," explains Peter Mel, BWT Commissioner.
- 07 April 2015 | Surfing
Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson are out of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015. The quarterfinalists have been decided.
In the clash of the event, with less than five minutes remaining, the 2014 ASP World Tour champion rode a smaller inside wave without priority, rapped three turns to land a 7.17 and the win over Slater.
"That was pretty close. It was a tough heat against Kelly, I knew it was going to be hard. I'm stoked to be in the quarters; it's a tough event, and I'm looking for a solid result here," said Gabriel Medina, who won six out of 11 heats against the Floridian.
- 06 April 2015 | Surfing
Adriano de Souza, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith and Filipe Toledo have secured spots on the quarterfinals of the Rip Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015, in Australia.
Despite a few shock exits - Taj Burrow, John John Florence and Julian Wilson are out of the equation - the top seeds dominated Round 3. In the non-elimination heat, De Souza sent Kelly Slater and Josh Kerr to Round 5.
“Kelly and I went wave for wave, and somehow I got the best wave of the exchange. I'm so lucky to make it straight to the quarters, and I'm really proud of myself to make it this far," revealed the Brazilian surfer.