FU Wax Is Here For Summer!

Cape Town – The magical FU Wax, one of the most popular surfing wax brands in the world and used by some of the top surfers, is in South Africa for the summer, and with season upon us, it is time to wax on and stock up!

© Kolesky/Nikon

With no minimum quantities on the order sheets, take full advantage while you can to stock up for summer months, because it usually sells out quite quickly.

As used by World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) surfer Jordy Smith from South Africa, currently placed third on the Jeep Leaderboard going into Hawaii.

Jordy is a big fan, and so is fourth-placed WSL CT surfer Filipe Toledo, who uses the Brazilian manufactured product, while competing on the world tour.

If you’re looking for any of the magical Brazilian wax then mail us on fuwaxsa@gmail.com and remember that there are no minimum orders, and all orders can be customized.

You can follow FU Wax South Africa on Instagram here @instagram.com/fuwaxsouthafrica

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Shaka Surf Releases Recycled Cork Traction Pads For Surfing

Portugal – Recycled surf product store Shaka Surf is proud to announce the latest addition to their eco surf product range with their cork agglomerate traction pads. Partnering up with Eco Pro, Shaka Surf is proud to announce that they now have an eco-friendly alternative to the traction pads found in your typical surf shop.

It’s true that most of the surfing accessories we use on a daily basis have some detrimental environmental impact, and we as surfers need to make better informed decisions on our purchases. For too long, the surf industry has been slow to react, but right now, the sense of change is really palpable.

This is why Shaka Surf has decided not only to sell their eco surf fins made from recycled plastics but also to partner up with other Portugese brands to distribute other sustainable products. A new partnership they have formed is with Eco Pro, producers of the 100% cork agglomerate traction pads. Their pioneering EcoPro©UniBody technology offers greater traction and adhesion to the surfboard, as the result of its flat base.

Not just for surfboards

The 100% Cork agglomerate traction pads offers great traction, but cork is way more robust and offers great comfort for the surfer. The range includes traditional, retro and classic traction pad styles, as well as options for kiteboarders, tow-in surfers and windsurfers.

On this announcement, Dom Taylor from Shaka Surf says “We’re stoked to be expanding our product offering and working with cool companies who align with our values. I’m only using EcoPro’s traction pads on my boards now and really happy with how they feel and the traction I get. Plus the adhesion feels a lot better.”

To get your hands on your very own cork traction pad head over to Shaka Surf’s Store where you’ll find a great range and a current 20% discount on all their eco surf products.

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Corona Open J-Bay confirmed for 2020 WSL Championship Tour in July next year

LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Wednesday, November 6, 2019) – The World Surf League (WSL) today released its 2020 Championship Tour calendar, taking the world’s best surfers to the most high-performing and exotic locations on the planet and further elevating surfing to new heights.

Crowning World Champions since 1976, the WSL Championship Tour has cemented itself as the benchmark and proving ground for the world’s best surfing, celebrating champions from Mark Richards (AUS) and Margo Oberg (HAW) to Tom Curren (USA) and Frieda Zamba (USA), Wendy Botha (ZAF), Kelly Slater (USA), Lisa Andersen (USA), Andy Irons (HAW), Layne Beachley (AUS), Mick Fanning (AUS), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Carissa Moore (HAW), John John Florence (HAW), Tyler Wright (AUS), and many more.

“The WSL Championship Tour is the home of the world’s best surfing and 2020 is poised to be a major year with the Olympic Games and our strongest calendar to date,” Sophie Goldschmidt, WSL CEO, said. “The performance levels seen in recent seasons, and especially in 2019, continue to go to new levels and excite an ever-growing global audience. Further highlighted this season by both the men’s and women’s title races coming down to the final events in Hawaii with multiple contenders on both sides.”

The 2020 WSL season will once again deliver the world’s best surfers in the world’s best waves across Australia, Brazil, South Africa, French Polynesia, California, France, Portugal and Hawaii. The Championship Tour will also be returning to the iconic world-class lefthander of Grajagan (also known as G-Land) for the Quiksilver Pro G-Land.

“The goal in designing the WSL Championship Tour calendar is to ensure we’re elevating the world’s best surfing in the live arena,” Pat O’Connell, WSL SVP Tours and Competition, said. “There are some unique challenges around the Olympic opportunity in 2020, but we’re really pleased with where we landed with on the schedule in terms of variety in world-class waves.”

Corona Open JBay winner 2019 Gabriel Medina © Kody McGregor

2020 Men’s Championship Tour Schedule:

  • Corona Open Gold Coast: March 26 – April 5,
  • 2020 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: April 8 – 18, 2020
  • Margaret River Pro: April 22 – May 2, 2020
  • Quiksilver Pro G-Land: June 4 – 14, 2020
  • Oi Rio Pro: June 18 – 27, 2020
  • Corona Open J-Bay: July 7 – 19, 2020
  • Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o: August 26 – September 6, 2020
  • Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Freshwater Pro: September 15 – 20, 2020
  • Quiksilver Pro France: October 1 – 11, 2020
  • Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal: October 14 – 25, 2020
  • Billabong Pipe Masters: December 8 – 20, 2020

*NOTE: the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan – featuring surfing for the first time – will be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020.

“The world’s best surfing happens on the WSL Championship Tour,” Adrian Buchan, CT surfer and Surfers’ Representative, said.

“Never before has that been more apparent than in recent seasons and the 2020 calendar looks amazing. Off the back of our extended agreement between the surfers and the WSL, it’s a really exciting time to be on tour. G-Land was where the Dream Tour was born and it’s so exciting to be heading back there. I grew up watching the likes of Kelly (Slater) and Tom Carroll compete there and I can’t wait to see how this generation of surfers approach the wave.”

Carissa Moore © Kody McGregor

2020 Women’s Championship Tour Schedule:

  • Corona Open Gold Coast: March 26 – April 5, 2020
  • Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: April 8 – 18, 2020
  • Margaret River Pro: April 22 – May 2, 2020
  • Quiksilver Pro G-Land: June 4 – 14, 2020
  • Oi Rio Pro: June 18 – 27, 2020
  • Corona Open J-Bay: July 7 – 19, 2020
  • Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Freshwater Pro: September 15 – 20, 2020
  • Roxy Pro France: October 1 – 11, 2020
  • Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal: October 14 – 25, 2020
  • Hawaii Pro: November 25 – December 6, 2020

*NOTE: the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan – featuring surfing for the first time – will be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020.