March 4, 2014

Finally: Back To The Future Hoverboard Unveiled!

Forget about time-traveling Deloreans, after seeing Back To The Future 2, we all wished we owned one thing: a Mattel hoverboard. reminded us that back in 1989, the director of Back to the Future II went on TV and declared that hoverboards were real. “They’ve been around for years, [...]


Behind the Scenes at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Tiago doing the early morning Snapper Rocks surf check and contemplating his next heat against Kelly Slater in round three. He’s feeling pretty good after coming up trumps in his second round against Jordy Smith. The underdogs of round two of the Quik Pro, Tiago and Travis, rocked the boat ­and with Tiago pumped [...]


March 3, 2014

Golden Tales: Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Freesurf Sessions

Some of the best action during pro surf contests goes unseen between heats. Watch Quiksilver team riders Dane Reynolds, Kelly Slater, Matt Banting, Aritz Aranburu, Freddy Patacchia, Leo Fioravanti, and Kanoa Igarashi light up the banks of the Gold Coast before and after the contest horn sounds. See more freesurf [...]


March 2, 2014

2014 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round Two Recap

ASP’s morning assessment noted the drop in swell to two-to-three foot and windy conditions. The judges waited for the tide to peak with the first heat kicking off at 11:45am. Trials winner Matt Banting took on reigning three-time ASP World Champ Mick Fanning. Fanning’s comprehensive assault on Snapper Rocks showcased [...]


Golden Tales: Tiago Pires

Portugese surfer, Tiago Pires, is stoked to be back on tour after a 2013 filled with high highs and low lows. We chatted to him yesterday before the Quiksilver Pro kicked off about that land-locked feeling. QS: So 2013 was a special year for you, a lot of things happened [...]


Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round One Recap

This morning’s ASP official assessment of three-to-four foot waves with light winds was an improvement on yesterday’s conditions. Sunny skies and bikini weather pulled the crowds ready to be impressed and go the full 12 rounds. Opening the heats were Julian Wilson, Jeremy Flores and Travis Logie. Logie’s backhand punctuated [...]