2024 WSL Tour Announced

2024 WSL Tour Announced

Fiji is back. The much criticised Trestles surf off stays.

World Surf League Announces 2024 Championship Tour Schedule
– Fiji Returns as the Final Regular-Season CT Stop After 7-Year Hiatus
– 18 WSL Qualified Athletes to Compete at Paris 2024 Olympic Games
– Tahiti to Run in May for Preview Ahead of Olympic Games
– WSL Finals Back at Lower Trestles

The World Surf League has announced the schedule for the 2024 Championship Tour.

The calendar will continue to showcase a combined women’s and men’s schedule featuring nine regular-season events, a Mid-season Cut after CT Stop No. 5, and the fourth-annual WSL Finals.

2024 will also see Fiji return to the schedule for the first time since 2017 as the final stop of the regular season. Next year, surfing will also make its second appearance in the Olympic Games at Paris 2024.

The 2024 WSL Championship Tour Schedule is :
● Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii, USA: January 29 – February 10
● Sunset Beach, Hawaii, USA: February 12 – 23
● Peniche, Portugal: March 6 – 16
● Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia: March 26 – April 5
● Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: April 11 – 21

Mid-season Cut: 36-man and 18-woman fields reduced to 24-man and 12-woman fields.

● Teahupo’o, Tahiti, French Polynesia: May 22 – 31
● Punta Roca, El Salvador: June 6 – 15
● Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: June 22 – 30
2024 Paris Olympic Games: July 26 – August 11 (Surfing scheduled between July 27 – August 5)
● Cloudbreak, Fiji: August 20 – 29
WSL Final 5 determined to battle for the men’s and women’s World Titles.
● WSL Finals (Lower Trestles, San Clemente, Calif., USA): September 6 – 14

The 2024 CT will include nine regular-season events in seven countries, starting in January at Pipeline, Hawaii.
The Mid-season Cut will come into action following Stop No. 5 in Margaret River, Australia.
Surfers who make the Cut will compete in Tahiti, El Salvador, and Brazil before a break for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

The final event of the regular season will see the world’s best surfers return to the iconic Cloudbreak in Fiji and battle for a place in the WSL Final 5.

Press release :
For 2024, the WSL Finals will return to Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California, where the men’s and women’s Top 5 surfers will face off for the World Titles in the one-day, winner-take-all format. The waiting period will run from September 6 to 14, 2024, which is the ideal time of year for favorable Southern Hemisphere swells at one of the most high-performance waves in the world.

Held earlier this month on September 9, the WSL Finals shattered the record for the most-watched day of professional surfing in WSL history. With 10.7 million video views on the single day, the WSL surpassed the 2022 viewership numbers by 29%. The competition was also distributed via the WSL’s linear broadcast partners, whose audiences elevated the viewership even further. For example, viewership on Globo/SporTV, the WSL’s broadcast partner in Brazil, totaled over one million viewers, an increase of 16% from 2022. In the lead-up to the competition, the WSL delivered 25 million video-on-demand views, marking a 58% increase from the previous year. Carrying the success of the 2023 CT finale, the WSL will continue this momentum into the 2024 season, where the world’s best surfers will compete on the world’s best waves.

With the Olympic Games Paris 2024, a break has been added to the schedule in July to allow time for qualified athletes to travel to Tahiti ahead of the Games, where the line-up will be closed for Olympic athletes to practice. With this break, the Tour will not host an event in J-Bay or Surf Ranch this season. The CT event in Tahiti has been moved earlier to May to accommodate the Olympics and will be the last opportunity to watch the world’s best surfers in competition at Teahupo’o ahead of the Games.

“2024 is set to be a big year for surfing, and our schedule is designed to support that,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Chief of Sport. “I’m stoked that we’re bringing Fiji back. It’s such an iconic wave, and it’s the perfect place to test our surfers as they battle to secure their place in the WSL Final 5. We’re also really happy to confirm that the WSL Finals will return to Lower Trestles next season. We’ve hosted three exciting WSL Finals at this high-performance wave, which has proved to be an incredible showcase for the WSL Final 5 to crown our World Champions. The Olympic Games represents one of the biggest stages in the world, and we want our surfers to have the opportunity to perform at their best, which is why we’ve instituted the scheduled break and updated CT dates in 2024.”

After a thrilling conclusion to the 2023 CT season that saw Caroline Marks (USA) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) claim the World Titles and 18 surfers qualified for Paris 2024, the focus shifts to those surfers fighting for a place on the CT next season via the WSL Challenger Series. The next event is the EDP Vissla Pro Ericeira Presented by Estrella Galicia, which holds a competition window from October 1 to 8, 2023. The final event of the Challenger Series will be the Corona Saquarema Pro Presented by Banco do Brasil, which holds a competition window from October 14 to 21, 2023.”



The Quiksilver Pro France was a favourite on the World Tour.


A week-long celebration of the surf culture: Music festival, surf competition, skate contest and surf movie screenings has been announced and starts on the 23rd!

Quiksilver have announced the return of an international surf event in France co organiSed with the French Surfing Federation: the “Quiksilver Festival By Groupe Clim”, a unique event mixing music, surfing, skateboarding, art and beach lifestyle.

Flores has picked some of the words top surfers to compete at the iconic breaks of Capbreton, Hossegor and Seignosse this autumn

Four years after his triumph at the Quiksilver Pro France in Hossegor, Jérémy Flores has invited some of the best surfers worldwide to join him on the beaches of Les Landes, South Coast of France. 20 of the best surfers in the world have responded to the invitation to compete on the legendary waves of the Landes beaches!

Sierra and Josh Kerr, Coco Ho, Clay Marzo, Adriano De Souza, Mikey February, Tahitian surfers Vahine Fierro and Kauli Vaast, Joan Duru, Laura Enever, Shane and Jackson Dorian, Aritz Aranburu, Marc Lacomare and many other great names in professional surfing already answered the call.

Surfers will team up in pairs. Each team will earn points as they compete in a expression session format with best Airs & Barrels, best Combos, Biggest turns and Twin-fin Challenge. Four days of competition will run in the best the conditions available during the week of the waiting period with the top team with the highest accumulated points crowned champion at the iconic locations of Capbreton, Hossegor and Seignosse. The teams and the competition venue will be announced in the coming days.

The first weekend of the Festival will put the spotlight on young surfers with the Quiksilver Challenge, presented by the French Surfing Federation from Saturday September 23 to Sunday September 24.

The first French-speaking surfing competition will see young talents compete in categories under 14 and under 16. Wednesday will be dedicated to surfing for all and inclusion with an initiation to surfing for the youngest and a demonstration of adapted para surfing. The French Surfing Federation partnered with Surf Insertion and the Nationale Handi Surf association for a full day made up of sharing, solidarity, and good vibes with the pro surfers from the Quiksilver Festival.

The Quiksilver Festival will partner with Enedis, an innovative power supply solution will be deployed to reduce the use of generators. With the support of the Clim Group (Mercedes-Benz distributor), the Festival will take a more sustainable path: 100% electric vehicles will be made available to guest surfers throughout the week.

Capbreton, Hossegor and Seignosse will be buzzing for a whole week to the rhythm of surf culture!

Throughout the weekend, the Festival will host live concerts and DJ sets in exclusive locations. Part of the “Must see” events of the Festival: ‘the Surfers of Fortune Party’ at the Boardriders in Capbreton on Thursday evening with the exclusive performance of ‘Grand Turn’ for the release of their first EP, as well as the Closing Party of the Festival, on the iconic Place des Landais in Hossegor with ‘Young Gun Silver Fox’ and ‘Lewis Ofman’ as headliners.


Saturday 23/09 and Sunday 24/09
Quiksilver Challenge presented by the French Surfing Federation
Surfers from international French-speaking territories will compete in the under 14 and under 16 age categories on the beach of Santocha, in Capbreton.

Monday 25/09 to Sunday 01/10
8am-7pm – “Quiksilver Surf Festival” (competition venues and teams announced in the coming days)

Wednesday 27/09
9 a.m. – Surf For All organized by the French Surfing Federation
Providing an introduction for youth to surfing and a demonstration of adaptive para surf during a day shared with pro surfers from the Quiksilver Festival.

5 p.m. – Meeting with the surfers at the Quiksilver Store in Hossegor
Gifts, posters, lots of surprises and a good time with some of the best surfers in the world!

7:30 p.m. – Screening of the Quiksilver film “Repeater” at the Cinéma le Rex in Hossegor – Cinema tickets can be picked up free of charge in the Quiksilver stores in Hossegor and the Boardriders in Capbreton.

Thursday 28/09
7 p.m. – “Surfers of Fortune Party” an evening straight out of the ‘90’s and this iconic era of surfing, with the exclusive performance of Grand Turn for the release of their first EP

Saturday 30/09
5pm – “Skate Event” death race and cash for tricks with the best local skaters

7:30 p.m. – 0:30 a.m. – “Closing Party” Quiksilver is taking over the Centrale and putting on a show for the last evening of the Quiksilver Festival with Young Gun Silver Fox and Lewis Ofman as headliners!

To stay updated on the Quiksilver Festival, follow them on Instagram:
And online: https://www.quiksilver.co.uk/quiksilver-festival

the shortest day…

the shortest day…

Mark Boyd is well seasoned to the bracing North Atlantic waters of Scotland, a true Norse Shore local. He’s part of the environment as much as the rugged coastline, dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches, that provide an awe-inspiring backdrop to this edit.

Surfer – Mark Boyd
Photography – Mal Anderson / Lewis Arnold

Goofy Footed Surfers Assemble

Goofy Footed Surfers Assemble

Check out what Parker Coffin has to say about his latest edit below.

This video is a one trip short film capturing Luke Swanson and I surfing a few different remote breaks in northern Sumatra area.

We have been friends for a long time as I’ve watched Luke grow from a tiny, wide eyed kid who surfed Ehukai sandbar to one of the best surfers in the world for his age. We both had a window in our schedule and decided we would be good sparring partners for each other.

We surfed until we physically couldn’t anymore and enjoyed diving into the deep end of what we think style and technique means. We laughed , met great people, and had a blast pushing each other in the water all day everyday for two weeks.

I hope you enjoy 🤙🏻🙌🏻 – Parker Coffin

Carve Magazine Issue 219

Carve Magazine Issue 219

Carve Surfing Magazine

Carve Magazine Issue 219

The new issue is out. You can get it delivered to door for by hitting this link here.

Perception is an interesting thing.

The basic concept of seeing, hearing and sensory awareness that we all hold in common, yet which we all interpret differently. And so this issue is filled with differing view points of surfing. The first and most obvious is our 2023 Carve photo comp. Isn’t it weird that you can give five people the same camera and point them in the same direction of a beach or wave, yet they will all take a different photograph? The result and interpretation goes far beyond simply pushing a button. Photos almost reflect the soul of the photographer. You can see the diverse perspectives from page 86 (and from which we will be picking a winner). For a different outlook on British and Irish surfing, we also catch up with two people who have been travelling to the UK to get their surf fix. For years surfers have fled the UK in search of quality waves. But conversely, for a decade now, Wilem Banks has regularly left sunny California to chase British slabs – incredible waves that most of the surfing world will try to tell you we don’t posses here on our doorstep. Similarly, French photographer Arthur Picard visited Ireland and Scotland in search of heavy water. Not only does he shoot heavy waves, he also bodysurfs them. In fact, two of his favourite bodysurfing breaks are Pipe and Nazaré. On the back of a brand new audio and e-book, Jamie Brisick examines our obsession with surf travel since the release of The Endless Summer. And far from the dreams and influence of the Endless Summer, we also feature the grey juice of Lowestoft, an East Anglian surfing hub with a long, rich history of surf culture. All different experiences. All different perceptions of what surfing is. And yet, at their core, all the same. It’s what I call the ‘coffin lid surfboard’ principle. In years gone by, pre surfboard as we know it, people in Cornwall rode the whitewater on coffin lids, chasing the buzz of riding waves. At the same time the kids in remote Africa were riding wooden planks, fishermen’s kids in Peru where riding reed kayaks, and all across the globe people were grabbing flotsam and jetsam and using it to ride waves. Different crafts, different waves, different styles, different views – but ultimately the same buzz.

Pretty cool…


Snake Surfer Fined

Snake Surfer Fined

A Goldie surfer Higor Fiuza and his pet snake (we know how this sounds) enjoyed a brief period of fame with their tandem surfing until it landed him in hot water.

It seems that that this brief 15 minutes of fame resulted in a tip off to the wildlife protection officers. Which has led the snake charmer Higor Fiuza getting a healthy fine from the Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science for breaching his permit to keep a snake and take it out in public.

A lesson to all you snakes out there in the line-up.

The world is bonkers, read more about it here.