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La Nord Rip Curl Challenge

20 January 2015

Rip Curl La Nord is not just a competition.
Big waves, adrenaline, fears and smiles.
It's a rendez vous.

On Wednesday, January 7th, the famous french spot called "La Nord" showed her real face with a solid 11-13 Ft

After a 2 months waiting period, La Nord were ready to welcome 48 of the best big waves french's riders.
Riders like Thomas Portet, Fred Compagnon, Antoine Delpero, Nelson Cloarec, Jean Francois Lartigue, Pilou Ducalm, Stephane Iralour , etc.... were invited to show how riding monsters works.

But, there was only one winner...
Congratulations to Jean François Lartigue, rider from Capbreton (Santocha Surf Club), who rode the biggest wave of the day!

Thanks a lot to Le Comité des Landes for the great organization.




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Rip Curl GromSearch European Finals

15 December 2014

Congratulations to Len's Arancibia & Ariane Ochoa for winning the European GromSearch Finals presented by Posca !!

They both won a flight ticket for the World GromSearch finals somewhere in... (it will be pumping anyway)

It was a great event in Mundaka, one of the best wave in the world and all the kids were stocked to surf this famous left with no one out !

Thanks a lot to the local surfers, the Mundaka surf club and all the people involved.

Big thanks to our sponsors: Rip Curl, Posca, Smith Optics, FCS & Gorilla Grip

Full results

Boys :

1. Len’s Arancibia
2. Will Bailey
3. Lander Davila
4. Jacome Correia

Girls :

1. Ariane Ochoa
2. Teresa Bonvalot
3. Juliette Brice
4. Mariana Garcia

Filmed and edited by Judith Emanuel
Additional footage by Michel Andreou
Photos by Damien Poullenot

Music by www.gettyimages.com/Music

• Bring It - Full by Brian Wayy
• Smash and Grab by Ah2

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Shaping Medina

8 December 2014

A short film about Gabriel Medina, shot during his 2014 ASP World Championship Tour campaign. Featuring interviews with two key people in his life - shaper John Cabianca and best friend Miguel Pupo - Shaping Medina looks at the themes and controversy that surround this young man on the verge of becoming Brazil's first world surfing champion.

Interviews & Edit: Jason Horton/See Food

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Tom Lowe pushing the limits of cold surfing

24 November 2014

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Arnaud Darrigade clinches the 2014 Royal Barrique

24 November 2014

Arnaud Darrigade wins 7th edition of the Royal Barrique - tube contest held in south west France every Fall season.

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Pierre-Louis Costes in Japan

22 November 2014

"Never in my life, I thought I would score this kind of waves in Japan. It has exceeded my expectations, with some of the best waves I had in Asia," Costes revealed.

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Citizen of the World

21 November 2014

« Citizen of the World » is the last edit of the young Grom Kyllian Guerin. Kyllian is so happy to be back in the water after his knee injury that took him out of the water for 6 month. At 11 years old, he lives between France and Costa Rica, and travels around the world searching for waves. From indonesia to the last swells at home in France, Kyllian is ripping and enjoying his life.


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Fanning wins in Portugal!

28 October 2014

Fanning looked in form throughout the contest, winning all but his Round 1 heat. The Australian surfed five separate heats on the final day, dispatching Alejo Muniz (BRA), Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Kai Otton (AUS), en route to the Final, where he faced Jordy Smith (ZAF). Fanning overtakes Kelly Slater (USA) on the WCT Rankings, claiming the second spot going into the last event of the season, the Billabong Pipeline Masters.

Heading into the final event of the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, the Billabong Pipeline Masters, three surfers remain in contention for this year’s world surfing crown: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Mick Fanning (AUS) and Kelly Slater (USA):

  • If Medina finishes 2nd or better at the Billabong Pipeline Masters, he will clinch the 2014 ASP World Title.
  • If Medina finishes 3rd at the Billabong Pipeline Masters, Fanning will need to win the event and Slater will be out of contention.
  • If Medina finishes 5th at the Billabong Pipeline Masters, Fanning will need to win the event and Slater will be out of contention.
  • If Medina finishes 9th at the Billabong Pipeline Masters, Fanning will need to finish 2nd or better and Slater will be out of contention.
  • If Medina finishes 13th or 25th at the Billabong Pipeline Masters, Fanning will need to finish 3rd to win or 5th to send the title race into a one-heat “surf-off” between himself and Medina. If Medina finishes 13th or 25th at the Billabong Pipeline Masters, Slater will needto win the event.


The next and final stop on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour is the Billabong Pipe Masters from December 8 - 20, 2014.

Highlights from the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal are available at ASPWorldTour.com

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Tyler Wright is your 2014 Roxy Pro Champion

30 September 2014

HOSSEGOR/SEIGNOSSE, Southwest Coast/France (Sunday, September 28, 2014) - Tyler Wright (AUS) has claimed victory at the Roxy Pro France, besting Courtney Conlogue (USA) in a hard-fought Final as a packed crowd looked on at the primary site of Les Gardians.

Today’s win vaults Wright from 4th to 2nd on the ASP Women's World Championship Tour rankings and well within striking distance of a maiden world title heading into the final two events of the year.

“I feel like I’ve been surfing well all year but have had some tough luck in my heats,” Wright said.

“That said, I’ve managed to fly a little bit under the radar and keep myself in the race. It’s so tight up there at the top of the ratings so it should be a great finish to the year.”

Pic: ASP

Roxy Pro France Final Results:
1 - Tyler Wright (AUS) 19.20
2 - Courtney Conlogue (USA) 12.43

Roxy Pro France Semi-finals Results (1st advances to Finals, 2nd finishes Equal 3rd):
SF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) 17.00 def. Johanne Defay (FRA) 13.50
SF 2: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 13.77 def. Carissa Moore (HAW) 13.10

Roxy Pro France Quarterfinals Results (1st advances to Semi-finals, 2nd finishes Equal 5th):
QF 1: Johanne Defay (FRA) 12.53 def. Malia Manuel (HAW) 8.50

QF 2: Tyler Wright (AUS) 12.53 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 12.24

QF 3: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.00 def. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 14.20

QF 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 10.60 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 5.03

Current ASP Women’s WCT Top 5 (after Roxy Pro France):

1. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 57,900 pts

2. Tyler Wright (AUS) 56,200 pts

3. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 55,950 pts

4. Carissa Moore (HAW) 54,700 pts

5. Malia Manuel (HAW) 38,850 pts


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Surfing Is Everything Taylor Knox

30 September 2014

When the water temps drop in California, Taylor Knox perks up. Dormant breaks come to life, conditions switch offshore, and Taylor thrives off being in the right spot at the right time. Suit up with T Knox, and see why Surfing Is Everything to him.


Starring: Taylor Knox

Music: SWIMM
Track: Tisk Tisk
Source: www.swimmmusic.com

Film & Edit: Justin Jung

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The Search - Stepping Stones Trailer

17 September 2014

With each era our passion has known, people have pushed the limits of exploration and innovation to new boundaries. Like a snowball thrown over the ledge before a cliff drop, they laid the paths to our Search and sent us in new directions. 

Watch the riders hop from pillow to pillow, connect the dots and create their lines in the true spirit of The Search.

A 26 minute backcountry film by Olivier Pictet.

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Welcome Tim Bisso!

15 September 2014

Rip Curl is Excited to sign new talent from Guadeloupe, 17 years old Tim Bisso!


With a very strong start of the year (Tim ended 3rd at the International Final of the GromSearch in Indonesia) young talent Tim Bisso just signed his entrance to be part of the Rip Curl Team.

Surfing in the European Championship in Açores at the moment, Tim will fly right after to Lanzarote (Canarias) to defend his podium spot in the Pro Junior.

As a shaper’s son and a native of carribean Guadeloupe, it was natural for him to turn to surfing at a young age. Today, He benefits from a special school surf program and Rip Curl’full support to achieve his goal : be part of the WQS Tour in 2015.

His Strong and technical surf has already secured him a victory at the Sopelana’s Pro Junior and a second place at the actual rating.

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Gabriel Medina Wins Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014

31 August 2014

With a maxing swell pulsing at the famed Teahupo’o reef pass, Medina methodically and consistently scored in the excellent range to overcome each of his opponents. In the final, Medina and Slater battled to the final seconds; however, it was the young Brazilian who came out victorious.

"Kelly is a legend of surfing," Medina continued. "When I fell off, I thought I had lost that heat. But I thank God. This is the best feeling ever. The waves were perfect and big. This feeling is amazing. I don't know how to describe it. I love surfing; I love what I'm doing right now. I want to thank ASP to put this event on here, I love this wave now more. Thanks to the water patrol to keep us safe. I'm really happy to be part of this."

This makes the 3rd victory of Gabriel Medina’s 2014 ASP World Title campaign, solidifying his current #1 world-ranking heading into the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles.

Photos: Kristin/ASP



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GromSearch Anglet

18 July 2014

Congratulations to Lens Aranciba (under 16 boy) and Juliette Brice (under 16 girl) on winning the Rip Curl GromSearch presented by POSCA in Anglet, France!

The competition turned great, with a very deep motivation.  So young… and so professional!

All children were all excited to be there, so were their parents who pushed them to accomplish the best of what they could do.

Thanks to all surfers for their enthusiasm, next stop Vieux Boucau, France on the 28th of July, to the 3rd of August, stay tuned!!

Music :

Filming + Editing :

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R.I.P. Sonny Miller: 1960-2014

15 July 2014


In the 90s cinematographer Sonny Miller teamed up with Tom Curren and Rip Curl to make a series of surf movies based on The Search...

The partnership between surfer and cinematographer remains one of the great connections in surfing...

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Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang 2014 - TRIALS

2 July 2014

27 June, 2014 - Kuta-Bali: In absolutely pumping 6 foot plus Padang-Padang this afternoon, Rathu Suargita, Mustofa Jeksen, Koki Hendrawan and Koko Mitsua had 40 coveted minutes to battle it out for the two wildcard spots up for grabs in the prestigious Rip Curl Cup Padang-Padang.

Now, we will see 12 of the world's best and 12 of Indonesia's best tuberiders take on Bali's most spectacular wave in a one-day barrel extravaganza sometime during the 6 week waiting period that runs from July 5 to August 17.

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Pablo Gutierrez inspiring the Spanish Hell Team

2 July 2014

The Spanish Hell Team searching for some waves in Cantabria during a recent GromSearch event.

Riders: Pablo Gutierrez "El Matador", Lander Davila, Ariane Ochoa, Maddi Aizpurua, Diego Suarez, Fynnlee Miller & Sean Gunning

Music: All Alone by "SWELO"

Filming & Editing : FuelSurf

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Brisa Hennessy - Under 18 USA Champion 2014

2 July 2014

14 year old, Kailua, Oahu native, Brisa Hennessy, has just taken down the top girls in the nation and has claimed the Under 18 USA Surfing Championships title at Lower Trestles. Brisa surfed up an age division and took the premier title after a come-from-behind victory in the stacked final. Congratulations on the big victory to Brisa from everyone at Rip Curl.

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