Category Archives: Surfing News

Quiksilver CEO Pierre Agnes Dissapears into the Atlantic Ocean

Quiksilver lost an important part of the company just days ago. Pierre Agnes, Quiksilver’s chief executive officer, was out on an early morning boating trip never to return. His boat was found washed up on the French coast near La Graviere in Hossegor, an iconic world tour spot. After discovering the boat, French officials searched for Mr. Agnes in the hopes of finding him adrift. However, he was not found, and the search was just called off. The surfing world is saying goodbye to a most influential leader.

WSL 2017 Season is Underway

The World Surf League’s 2017 season is underway.  This year, as in years past, the season starts with its Australia leg, beginning with the Quiksilver sponsored Snapper event.  The Oz events to start the season off are Snapper Rocks first, won by Owen Wright this year, then Margaret River (a recent addition to the tour), won by John Florence, and finally, Bells Beach, which is yet to be determined.  The Bells event is currently on stand-by.  The waiting period is from the 12th through the 24th of April.  After the Australian leg, the boys head to venues in Brazil, Fiji, South Africa, Tahiti, California, France, Portugal, and lastly Hawaii.  This should be another interesting season packed with big airs and deep barrels.
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A Surf Ranch in Palm Beach County Florida

Well, it’s official. A new surf ranch by the World Surf League and the Kelly Slater Wave Company is in the preliminary stages of approval. Today in Palm Beach County, Florida, at a zoning meeting, the board of county commissioners voted unanimously in favor of hearing alteration proposals in the zoning rules to allow for a recreational facility in an industrial park just outside Palm Beach. Continue reading A Surf Ranch in Palm Beach County Florida

A Prominent Surfing Publication is Coming to The End of The Road

Surfing Magazine, owned by Source Interlink’s The Enthusiast’s Network (TEN), has ceased publication, and now Transworld Business no longer resides on a website with the name in the url.  These  are dramatic changes.  Surfing Magazine has been in publication for decades, more than 30 years. Continue reading A Prominent Surfing Publication is Coming to The End of The Road