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Event Preview: Freshwater Pro

The Wave The event will be held at the KS Wave Ranch, located amongst the rural countryside of Lemoore, California. The man-made wave is manufactured in a 600m (2000′) long and 150m (500′) wide lake originally built for water skiing. It is created when under-water hydrofoils run down a track at around 30 kilometres per … Read more

Event Preview: Bells Beach

If it wasn’t for the last day, I’d have said that the DBah Pro was a roaring success. The we’re-going-to-snapper-wait-we’re-just-going-to-hold-off-until-the-swell-dies postponement of the finals was a bit iffy, and there were some less-than-ideal judging calls, but let’s not split hairs; it was fun to watch, it ran quickly through the waiting period, and we had … Read more

Opinion: The Pipe Pig

The Pipe Invitational has started and the surf is less than inspiring. The WSL must still be relieved; after four consecutive lay-days,they had milked the teat of world title scenarios dry. In case you somehow missed it: If Medina makes the final, Filipe/Julian can suck eggs; if he places 3rd, they need to win, and; … Read more

Preview: Surf Ranch Pro

I think whoever can handle the pressure the best is gonna win. That’s what it’ll come down to – Griffin Colapinto Are you excited by the Surf Ranch event? Does it tickle any of your fancies? It’s certainly going to be a bit of a fantasy dud as far as contest formats go, but let’s … Read more

Contest Preview – Fiji Pro 2017

Image: our projected Fiji Pro champion threading the south Pacific needle The girls are (nearly) done and dusted and the scene is set for event 5 of the Championship Tour. There’s something exciting about a Fiji contest; it’s guaranteed to throw up at least one talk-of-the-line-up heat each year (remember Taj’s farewell in 2016?). Warm … Read more

Injury & Wildcard Update – QuikPro Gold Coast 2017

Updated…   We’re less than a day away from the new season, but we’re still awaiting finalised heat draw and wildcard announcement from the WSL. Obviously we’ll update this page as news comes to hand, but here’s what we know so far: Nat Young – IN as trials winner A few people said that Nat … Read more

Notes From the Line-Up: Conner Coffin

We have a great final ‘notes from the line-up’ interview this year, with Meo Pro finalist, Santa Barbara native, rail surfing connoisseur, 2016 ROTY hopeful and Jordy Smith’s new best friend, Conner Coffin. Conner has taken time out of his Hawaiian winter to talk tour life and fantasy surfing over the past few weeks. Some … Read more

Notas de um Surfista do Pico

SS: Fale um pouco sobre você FP: Fala galera, meu nome é Francisco Pimentel, sou cientista da computação, de recife e tenho o surf como esporte favorito para praticar e acompanhar. Gosto de buscar dados dos surfistas online para alimentar meus programas de computador e prever os surfistas que irão mandar bem nos eventos da … Read more

A Farewell to Surf-Stats

Dear Surf-Stats Readers, I want to say thank you for all your help in growing Surf-Stats into what it’s become.  This last year has been a wonderful journey,  one which has proven the desire for more within the surf community.  I founded Surf-Stats on the belief that fans have been dissatisfied with the availability of statistics and … Read more

#Vai…Jamie?

Round 3 of the 2015 Billabong Pipe Masters could be underway as early as tomorrow morning.  The World Title contenders will all paddle out to either continue their quest or pack their bags as each will face a do-or-die elimination Heat.  None of these Heats of consequence,  however,  will be more analyzed,  monitored or anticipated than R3H5: … Read more