Surfing Into Your 70’s

Surfing Into Your 70’s

Don Robert Rotherham came to El Salvador in the 70’s and never left, can we blame him, at 73 he shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. This was filmed May 23, 2022 out front of his world famous restaurant/ surf resort “Punta Roca”. 

Red Bull Big Wave Award Nominees Announced

Red Bull Big Wave Award Nominees Announced

• Nominees for Ride of the Year, Biggest Tow, and Biggest Paddle Announced Today, Winners To Be Revealed on July 7, 2022
• Germany’s Steudtner Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Men’s Largest Wave Surfed (Unlimited) at Nazaré, Portugal in 2020
• View All the Nominated Rides at WorldSurfLeague.com

the World Surf League (WSL) released the official list of nominees for the 2022 Red Bull Big Wave Awards. $350,000 in prize money will be awarded across three categories for men’s and women’s divisions: Ride of the Year, Biggest Tow, and Biggest Paddle. The winning photographers and videographers will also be awarded prize money. In addition to announcing the nominees, as part of the Red Bull Big Wave Awards, the WSL has officially announced the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Men’s Largest Wave Surfed (Unlimited).

Sebastian Steudtner (above) Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Men’s Largest Wave Surfed (Unlimited)
Sebastian Steudtner (GER) has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest wave surfed (unlimited) – male. As part of the Red Bull Big Wave Awards, the WSL has officially analyzed, measured, and verified Sebastian Steudtner’s 2021 Big Wave Award-winning ride at Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal on October 29, 2020 at 86 feet (26.21 meters) from trough to crest.

The ride won the Biggest Tow Award at the 2021 Red Bull Big Wave Awards making it eligible for World Record verification. Steudtner’s wave was analyzed, measured, and confirmed as the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest Wave Surfed (Unlimited) – Male.

The achievement was announced at a special ceremony upon the grounds of the famous lighthouse that stands watch over the waves of Praia do Norte. An official Adjudicator of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS presented Steudtner with a certificate declaring him as the current record holder for men’s largest wave surfed. Steudtner’s record beat Rodrigo Koxa’s previous record by 6 feet, which was caught on November 8, 2017 at the same location of Praia do Norte, Nazaré.

Several frames from the video footage were extracted and corrected geometrically based on the camera position and inclination. Using known objects such as the jet ski and actual measurement of Steudtner’s body geometry, it was possible to calibrate the images for conversion from pixels to feet. The location of the trough and crest of the wave was determined from analysis of the video from two different angles.

2022 Red Bull Big Wave Nominees Announced
This year’s Red Bull Big Wave Awards received over 300 submissions with some of the heaviest and most amazing big waves ridden during the April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 big wave awards season. All submitted waves were evaluated by a comprehensive judging panel formed by WSL judges, former pro surfers, and big wave specialists.

This year’s nominees spanned the globe, with surfers representing countries like Brazil, Australia, the United States, Hawaii, Portugal, and France. The majority of the nominated rides come from the infamous big wave breaks of Nazaré in Portugal and Pe’ahi (a.k.a. “Jaws”) in Hawaii, USA, but this year’s shortlist also sees rides from Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, California, USA, Teahupo’o in Tahiti, Shipstern Bluff in Australia, Himalayas on Oahu’s North Shore, and Outer Reef Kahului, Maui, both in Hawaii.

The winners of the prestigious awards for some of the wildest rides of the year will be announced on July 7, 2022.

Ride of the Year
The Ride of the Year is awarded to the male and female surfers who demonstrate the most advanced and committed level of big wave surfing during a successful ride, as judged by available video footage. While raw size is taken into consideration, it is ultimately the level of performance that is rewarded.

Female Nominees
Annie Reickert (above) at Outer Reef Kahului, Hawaii on December 5, 2021
Justine Dupont at Teahupo’o, Tahiti on October 6, 2021
Justine Dupont at Teahupo’o, Tahiti on August 13, 2021
Michelle des Bouillons at Nazaré, Portugal on February 10, 2022
Paige Alms at Jaws, Hawaii on January 9, 2022

Male Nominees
Billy Kemper at Jaws, Hawaii on November 2, 2021
Francisco Porcella at Jaws, Hawaii on November 2, 2021
Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca at Nazaré, Portugal on February 25, 2022
Mikey Brennan at Shipstern Bluff, Australia on March 26, 2022
Pedro Scooby at Nazaré, Portugal on December 13, 2021

Nominees in this category include Justine Dupont (FRA), with two separate rides at Teahupo’o, and Mikey Brennan at Shipstern Bluff, in addition to three nominations each from Jaws and Nazaré.

Female Nominees
Justine Dupont at Nazaré, Portugal on January 8, 2022
Justine Dupont at Nazaré, Portugal on January 8, 2022
Justine Dupont at Nazaré, Portugal on January 8, 2022
Michelle des Bouillons at Nazaré, Portugal on December 13, 2021
Michelle des Bouillons at Nazaré, Portugal on December 11, 2021

Male Nominees
João Macedo at Nazaré, Portugal on February 25, 2022
Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca at Nazaré, Portugal on January 8, 2022
Mason Barnes at Nazaré, Portugal on February 26, 2022
Nic Von Rupp at Nazaré, Portugal on January 8, 2022
Pedro Scooby at Nazaré, Portugal on January 8, 2022

The tow category exclusively features nominations from Nazaré. The women’s side features two rides from Michelle des Bouillons (BRA) alongside world-renowned Big Wave charger Justine Dupont (FRA). Dupont is setting a high standard this year, with nominations in each of the three categories.

The men’s category includes the winner of this year’s TUDOR Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge presented by Jogos Santa Casa, Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca, along with his teammate at the event, Nic Von Rupp. Chianca showed how comfortable he is in the massive surf at Nazaré and continues to push the limit of what’s possible. One of the standout surfers at the famed Portuguese break, Pedro Scooby (BRA) also teamed up with Von Rupp during one of the first big swells of the year, and both earned a nomination for their respective rides.

Biggest Paddle
The Biggest Paddle Award goes to the male and female surfers who paddle into, and successfully ride, the biggest wave of the year.

Female Nominees
Annie Reickert at Jaws, Hawaii on November 2, 2021
Justine Dupont at Nazaré, Portugal on November 19, 2021
Katie Mae McConnell at Himalayas, Hawaii on January 22, 2022
Paige Alms at Jaws, Hawaii on November 2, 2021
Raquel Heckert at Himalayas, Hawaii on January 22, 2022

Male Nominees
Ben Andrews at Mavericks, California on January 11, 2022
Billy Kemper at Jaws, Hawaii on November 2, 2021
Jamie Mitchell at Nazaré, Portugal on February 9, 2022
Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca at Nazare, Portugal on January 12, 2022
Pedro Calado at Nazaré, Portugal on January 12, 2022

This year’s nominees include big names like two-time WSL Big Wave World Champion Paige Alms and four-time Pe’ahi Challenge Champion Billy Kemper. Hailing from Hawaii, both Alms and Kemper have stamped their authority in big waves with previous Big Wave Award wins and they continue to produce excellent rides at Jaws. No stranger to Jaws either, Raquel Heckert (BRA) has been putting in the time in Hawaii and it’s showing as she earned a nomination for her ride at Himalayas on the North Shore.

The 2022 Red Bull Big Wave Awards winners will be announced on July 7, 2022 on WorldSurfLeague.com/redbullbigwaveawards. The winning rides of the 2022 Red Bull Big Wave Awards will be eligible for World Record verification if the judging panel determines the wave(s) challenge the current World Records. World Record verifications will be announced on November 1, 2022.

To watch all the nominated rides, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com/redbullbigwaveawards.

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Victors At GWM Sydney Surf Pro

Victors At GWM Sydney Surf Pro

• Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) and Rio Waida (IDN) Claim Maiden Challenger Series Victories 
• Honolua Blomfield (HAW) and Harrison Roach (AUS) Win First Longboard Tour Event of 2022 Season 
• Waida, van Dijk, Callinan and Bonvalot Lock into Top 10 on CS Rankings
• More Available at WorldSurfLeague.com

Finals Day at the GWM Sydney Surf Pro presented by Rip Curl, the second stop of the 2022 World Surf League (WSL) Challenger Series (CS) and the first event of the WSL Longboard Tour (LT) has been completed today at Manly Beach with men’s and women’s winner’s being crowned across both divisions. Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) and Rio Waida (IDN) have claimed the biggest wins of their careers in the Challenger Series event while Honolua Blomfield (HAW) and Harrison Roach (AUS) have taken out the opening event of the 2022 LT season. 

After over a week of action, Manly Beach, on cue, delivered the best conditions of the entire period with super clean, three-to-four foot surf on offer all Finals Day, making it an incredible crescendo to what has been three straight months of professional surfing action on Australian shores. 

Rio Waida and Teresa Bonvalot Claim Biggest Victories of Their Careers
Portugal’s Teresa Bonvalot (PRT, above) has long been touted as the next European female to join the elite ranks and battle for a title on the Championship Tour. Today, Bonvalot has taken a step in the right direction, taking the biggest win of her young career with a victory here at the Sydney Surf Pro Challenger Series event. The stylish goofy-footer went through the event, relatively under the radar but brought out her best performance in the Final, posting her highest two-wave combination of the event in her matchup with Nikki van Dijk (AUS). Bonvalot’s 15.83 two-wave combination was too much for van Dijk to chase down and clinch her second victory here at Manly.

“It’s so amazing to win here, I love coming to Australia and I have had good results here before the pandemic so it’s just fantastic to be back here and winning,” said Bonvalot. “It’s the biggest win of my career and to have a good Portuguese crowd here supporting me is fantastic – So good for Portugal.” 

Rio Waida (IDN, above) has taken out the biggest win of any Indonesian in world surfing today, claiming his maiden CS win at Manly Beach. Earlier in the week, Waida was named the Wildcard for the upcoming Quiksilver Pro G-Land Championship Tour event, but his focus never moved from the task at hand, and it showed, as the Olympian put down the standout performances of the event to eventually find himself in the Final against Ryan Callinan (AUS). The Final was the true representation of the best performers of the event, with Callinan and Waida going toe-to-toe in epic beach-break conditions at Manly and Waida coming out on top with a two wave combination of 17.53 which included a near perfect 9.50 (out of a possible 10).

“I’m really happy to win but the job is not finished yet for me,” said Waida. “My goal this year is to qualify for the elite WSL Championship Tour and this is a great result but I must continue to get great results. I’m looking forward to the G-Land event at home in Indonesia which starts this weekend – My surfing ability is there to compete against the world’s best and be the best in the world. I’ve trained hard and I will continue to train and improve – It’s a great day for me and Indonesia.”

Roach Claims Maiden Longboard Tour Victory With Reigning World Champion Blomfield
Noosa’s Harrison Roach (AUS) has claimed his maiden WSL event victory at the GWM Sydney Surf Pro with an emphatic win over Great Britain’s Ben Skinner (GRB, below). The pair were the form surfers all event but it was Roach who was able to back up his performances with an excellent one in the Final. Roach combined critical nose-rides, tight arcs and floating maneuvers to post an excellent heat total of 16.50 which proved too great for Skinner to overcome.

“I did what I came here to do and I’m extremely happy as it’s my first Longboard Tour win,” Roach said. “ Obviously my ultimate aim is it to win the world title this year and the final event at Malibu in California will be crucial to taking the title but this is definitely the ideal start – It’s been a big day surfing and defeating local hero Declan Wyton (AUS) in front of all his fans and then Ben Skinner in that final and the waves were great today.”

The women’s Longboard Tour final was a familiar sight as perennial title threat Chloe Calmon (BRA, above) came up against three-time Reigning WSL Longboard World Champion Honolua Blomfield (HAW) as each surfer looked to get their 2022 season off to the perfect start. Calmon looked to have the advantage early, leading the heat from the first exchange, but, in typical Blomfield fashion, the stylish Hawaiian found a set with only minutes left, riding the nose and carving all the way to the beach to take the lead and the event win, in the dying minutes of the heat.

“I knew it was going to be a really tough final to win because Chloe is such an amazing surfer,” said Blomfield. “Despite being in second place throughout the final I remained calm and always knew I could take the win – that’s something that has evolved in my competitive surfing – remain calm and know that the wave you need can eventually come to you and that happened today and it’s the perfect way to begin my title defence.”

Aussie Duo Lock in Spots in Challenger Series Rankings Top 10
Although they both fell short of the ultimate goal of winning here in Manly, former CT competitors Ryan Callinan (above) and Nikki van Dijk have rocketed into the Top 10 on the 2022 WSL Challenger Series rankings. For van Dijk, today’s runner-up finish was the perfect result to compliment a fight place finish on the Gold Coast whilst for Callinan, it was a much needed response to an uncharacteristic first round loss at Snapper. Callinan is now sixth on the rankings whilst van Dijk is in second place and looking solid to find her way back on to the Championship Tour by year’s end.

The 2022 GWM Sydney Surf Pro presented by Rip Curl Challenger Series and WSL Longboard Tour events will run at Manly Beach through May 24, 2022. For more information, please visist WorldSurfLeauge.com or check the free WSL App.

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Women’s Challenger Series  Results 

Semifinals 
HEAT 1: Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 13.07 DEF. Keala Tomoda-Bannert (HAW) 12.74
HEAT 2: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 14.37 DEF. Sophie McCulloch (AUS) 12.77

Final
HEAT 1: Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 15.83 DEF. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.13

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Men’s Challenger Series  Results 

Quarterfinals 
HEAT 1: Rio Waida (IDN) 14.83 DEF. Brodi Sale (HAW) 12.70
HEAT 2: Jett Schilling (USA) 15.93 DEF. Kade Matson (USA) 9.67
HEAT 3: Ryan Callinan (AUS) 18.23 DEF. Imaikalani deVault (HAW) 17.07
HEAT 4: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 13.13 DEF. Deivid Silva (BRA) 11.40

Semifinals 
HEAT 1: Rio Waida (IDN) 13.50 DEF. Jett Schilling (USA) 8.50
HEAT 2: Ryan Callinan (AUS) 16.34 DEF. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 9.23

Final 
HEAT 1: Rio Waida (IDN) 17.73 DEF. Ryan Callinan (AUS) 15.70

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Women’s Longboard  Results 

Semifinals 
HEAT 1: Chloe Calmon (BRA) 13.60 DEF. Tully White (AUS) 12.00
HEAT 2: Honolua Blomfield (HAW) 13.37 DEF. Soleil Errico (USA) 12.90

Final
HEAT 1:Honolua Blomfield (HAW) 12.87 DEF.  Chloe Calmon (BRA) 12.06

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Men’s Longboard  Results 

Semifinals 
HEAT 1: Ben Skinner (GBR) 17.70 DEF. Kaniela Stewart (HAW) 16.73
HEAT 2: Harrison Roach (AUS) 15.50 DEF. Declan Wyton (AUS) 13.57

Finals
HEAT 1:Harrison Roach (AUS) 16.50 DEF. Ben Skinner (GBR) 13.67

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Tom Butler and the search for Cornwalls ‘Wildest Wave’

Tom Butler and the search for Cornwalls ‘Wildest Wave’

Bit of treat tonight on the telly box and on BBC IPlayer, Tom Butler towed by Adam Griffiths take on The Stones, a mythical bombie out the back of Godrevy in Cornwall.

As you know Tom has ridden some of the largest waves in the world – Mully, Nazare etc but he’s been home this winter being a dad, setting up his Coastal Crusader business getting the odd Cribber sesh, but a photo of a wave, and the lure of Zorbas (another mythical bombie off Crantock) set him off in search of big waves off the Cornish coast last winter.

The trouble these waves are fickle and it wasn’t a banner year for huge pumping swells and offshores so Tom spent most the winter waiting. Then finally, in February his chance came and he headed out to the Stones with Bearman, a large safety team of paramedics, safety boats and back up jet skis. When they arrive it looked like the mission will fail. But as the tide turned something magical happens and The Stones switches on. 

The Stones Reef is a notorious reef, two miles off St Ives that has claimed the lives of many mariners. It is eerie, a bell on a buoy rings out, there are huge currents, it feels sharky and some big creatures (Porbeagles) lurk beneath. A few surfers have been out there before, but it is It isn’t recommended without the right crew, training and equipment.

We caught up with Tom to ask him about the filming and the mission.

What made you Pick the Stones?
Because of Covid and having my boy I decided to put more effort into organising things at home one the last two years with Coastal Crusaders. But one day in 2020 we had a big day at Cribbar and Zorbas and other reefs was going off, and I thought about doing a big wave project a bit closer to home. So I was looking at that and then Bearman sent me a shot of the Stones. So I put a project together to target Zorbas, The Stones or another wave in North Cornwall. Luckily Mike Cunliffe from Big Wave TV was interested so we pitched the idea and got the TV deal. Which was great because you need some funding to get the proper back up to go out to these outer reefs – skis etc. We got that signed off in November 21, and then it was waiting for the right conditions. Each reef needs different winds, swell and tides and it wast a great winter for big waves. MY number one choice was Zorbas, but it didn’t happen, but eventually in February we got the swell we were after for The Stones and the crew launched from St Ives at 6am and it was on.
We we got there it wasn’t that great and I actually thought we had blown it, but as the tide pushed the left started to break so we were on and Bearman towed me into a couple bombs.

Good job you have big back up crew. I mean this is probably the first time you have actually had the proper backing to do this!
Yeah I’ve never rolled with that much support, and it was really nice to have that kind of professional back up for paramedics, lifeguard, safety boat, back up ski. And you need it if anything goes wrong You have to be self supporting. It’s no use going out thinking you just call a lifeboat, that would be selfish. And if anything goes wrong, like serious injury you need a ski and boat to get you back in without making the situation or your injury worse. All these waves are a way offshore by some way so if you have a head injury or spinal the last thing you want is be laying on your mates jet ski fanging in over chop for half an hour.

And what’s the wave like?
Well we thought it was a right but when he tide is right it is actually a left that peels off the back of the rocks towards Portreath type thing. It wraps north. It was a bit frustrating because the swell wasn’t ideal, and we hadn’t had a lot of them, but we got in the water at six am and there wasn’t lot going on. But as the tide start push in it peaked up for 45 minutes and we have six waves come through and one was way bigger than the others. But Bearman put me right in the spot.

Have you got plans for the other spots?
Love to continue to surf these waves, Zorbas absolutely. But you need the right crew to back you up and conditions are so fickle. But there are couple of spots with potential.

If anyone is reading this and fancies paddling out from Hayle what would you say to them?
I probably wouldn’t, no don’t do it. You don’t want to be calling the lifeguards or lifeboat to your mess up. You have to have the right training and crew to be able to deal with worst case scenario out there and not put it on other people to come and get you. We had two spare skis with two lifeguard and paramedic trained experienced surfers and medical kit out there, a safety boat, I am fully lifeguard and first aid trained, I’ve surfed big waves for 17 years (I went to Hawaii when I was 16), been water safety for big events so we were fully covered.

I don’t think people realise what goes in to proper big wave surfing these days.
No, you have to know how to use a ski properly, know rescue and first aid techniques and how to respond to to life threatening situations because they happened very quickly and you have to be on it. Especially out at places like that.

Cornwalls Wildest Wave is on  20th May 7.30pm on BBC1 (8PM Wales)  and then on catch up and iPlayer here.

Desmond

Desmond

It’s the year 2022, Range Rovers out number Willzy-like souped up cars 10 to 1, there’s a Netflix series called byron baes, botox is in, affordable housing is out. The surf is more crowded than the boxing day test with Warney flipping a few, fires rage and floods engulf us but one thing will always stay the same: Rex Hunt is still a Desmond.

A local fast paced and electric surf film starring Soli Bailey, Kieren Perrow, Kyuss King, Garret Parkes, Joel Paxton, Zak Skyring, Duke Wrencher, Jhamil “Nuke” Coorey, Nick Colbey, Cash Cow, Piney Jyoti Walker, Torren Martyn, Finn Crisp, Hobbit, Brick, Crab, Tom Donny etc.

In loving memory of Ben King

Desmond – A byron bay surf film by Nick Colbey
Edit: Nick Colbey
Filmed: Milo Inglis, Nick Colbey, Grigs
Water: Nick Colbey, Grigs

GWM Sydney Surf Pro

GWM Sydney Surf Pro

The GWM Sydney Surf Pro presented by Rip Curl, the first stop of the 2022 WSL Longboard Tour, continued today with the Longboard Semifinalists being decided in super clean two-foot surf at Manly Beach. It was an interesting day of competition with a number of close heats seeing the cream rise to the top with the top seeds all finding their way through to Finals Day.  

Hawaiian Duo Set the Pace at Manly Beach
Hawaii’s Kaniela Stewart (above) staked his claim as the one to beat at Manly beach, booking himself a spot in the Semifinals with the two most emphatic heat wins of the event so far in the Round of 16 and the Quarterfinals. In his first heat of the day, Stewart overcame Brazilian competitor Augusto Olinto with a 17.20 two-wave total, the highest of the event so far. He then backed it up in his Quarterfinal matchup against good friend and mentor Kai Sallas (HAW) with Stewart posting another excellent heat total to progress into the semifinals. Stewart’s combination of  poise and grace on the nose along with smooth rail-to-rail transition is being rewarded and it will take a big performance from Ben Skinner (GRB) to stop him in their Semifinal matchup on Finals Day.

“I’ve looked up to Kai Sallas all my life and he’s taught me so much about Longboard surfing and I even ride his board designs so it was amazing to surf against him in the Quarterfinal,” said Stewart. “I’ve come out on top in that heat and I’m looking forward to finals day. We have a few days off before finals day now so I’ll try and see some of the great sights of this beautiful city and get more great waves each day as well.” 

Fellow Hawaiian and reigning three-time WSL Longboard World Champion Honolua Blomfield (above) continued her run to the Finals, progressing through her quarterfinal matchup with compatriot Sophia Culhane. Blomfield and Stewart are the sole Hawaii representatives left in the draw and both look to a strong chance of going all the way when the Longboard competition resumes early next week.

Surfer and Shaper Ben Skinner Flies the Flag for Great Britain Into Finals Day
WSL Longboard Tour veteran Ben Skinner (GRB, above) is one of the few competitors left at the World Tour level that competes on boards that he shapes himself, an art form that is as impressive as it is a throwback. Skinner’s boards seem to be doing the trick as the Englishman took down former World Champion Phil Rajzman (BRA) in the Round of 16, then Jefson Silva (BRA) in the Quarterfinals to progress into the Semifinals. For a powerful surfer, Skinner looked at home in the smaller surf at Manly, channeling the waves back home in Fistral on his way to consecutive heat wins.

“I’m loving it here at Manly Beach, this is like the best day at my home beach Fistral in the UK,” Skinner said. “I shape my own boards and I’m obviously very happy with my equipment. I stayed busy throughout that heat and that was a good strategy and I can now look forward to finals day.”

Local Hopefuls Keep Home Crowd Happy at Manly Beach 

Local favorites Tully White (AUS, above) and Declan Wyton (AUS, below) continued to storm their way towards the Finals, both posting some of the highest two-wave totals of the day in front of their home crowd to find themselves a spot in the Semifinals. For many longboard enthusiasts, these performances were a long time coming with the pair turning heads in the Longboard world for a long while now.   

“I’m super happy to make the Semifinals, I’ve only ever made the semi’s once before and to do it in front of my family and friends at my home beach is really special,” White said . “I watched fellow Manly surfer Declan Wyton win his heat earlier and that really got me excited before my heat and right now it feels great – there’s quite a bit of work ahead to make the Final or even win but right now I’m feeling great.”

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Men’s Longboard Round of 16 Results:
HEAT 1: Ben Skinner (GBR) 13.97 DEF. Phil Rajzman (BRA) 12.97
HEAT 2: Jefson Silva (BRA) 15.27 DEF. Taylor Jensen (USA) 13.27
HEAT 3: Kai Sallas (HAW) 12.47 DEF. Piccolo Clemente (PER) 12.20
HEAT 4: Kaniela Stewart (HAW) 17.20 DEF. Augusto Olinto (BRA) 13.00
HEAT 5: Harrison Roach (AUS) 13.37 DEF. Jack Entwistle (AUS) 13.17
HEAT 6: Cole Robbins (USA) 13.43 DEF. Lucas Garrido Lecca (PER) 12.74
HEAT 7: Declan Wyton (AUS) 16.96 DEF. Edouard Delpero (FRA) 11.90
HEAT 8: Taka Inoue (JPN) 16.27 DEF. Tony Silvagni (USA) 13.70

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Women’s Longboard Quarterfinals Results:  
HEAT 1: Chloe Calmon (BRA) 15.67 DEF. Natsumi Taoka (JPN) 9.23
HEAT 2: Tully White (AUS) 14.90 DEF. Mason Schremmer (USA) 11.57
HEAT 3: Honolua Blomfield (HAW) 12.17 DEF. Sophia Culhane (HAW) 12.14
HEAT 4: Soleil Errico (USA) 11.77 DEF. Rachael Tilly (USA) 11.73

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Men’s Longboard Quarterfinal Results:
HEAT 1: Ben Skinner (GBR) 13.50 DEF. Jefson Silva (BRA) 9.77
HEAT 2: Kaniela Stewart (HAW) 16.56 DEF. Kai Sallas (HAW) 12.70
HEAT 3: Harrison Roach (AUS) 15.60 DEF. Cole Robbins (USA) 10.80
HEAT 4: Declan Wyton (AUS) 15.36 DEF. Taka Inoue (JPN) 11.17

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Women’s Longboard Semifinals Matchups:
HEAT 1: Chloe Calmon (BRA) vs. Tully White (AUS)
HEAT 2: Honolua Blomfield (HAW) vs. Soleil Errico (USA)

GWM Sydney Surf Pro Men’s Longboard Semifinal Matchups:
HEAT 1: Ben Skinner (GBR) vs. Kaniela Stewart (HAW)
HEAT 2: Harrison Roach (AUS) vs. Declan Wyton (AUS)

Watch LIVE
The GWM Sydney Surf Pro presented by Rip Curl runs through May 24, 2022, and will broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com, WSL’s YouTube channel, and the free WSL app. Check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.