Michael February at Huntington Beach California to support South Africa’s junior surfers

Michael February on hand at Huntington Beach California on Day Three to support South Africa’s junior surfers

Huntington Beach, California, USA, October 29, 2019 – South Africa’s former ISA World Junior Championships and World Surfing Games competitor, Michael February, was at the beach on Day Three to support the young South African surfers who are representing the country at the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships.

The 2018 Boys U-18 Bronze Medalist, Luke Slijpen (RSA), advancing in Main Event Round 1. Photo: ISA / Ben Reed

February, who has represented South Africa in four World Junior Championships, the ISA China Cup and three ISA World Surfing Games, spoke about his experience at the ISA World Junior Championships between 2008 and 2011.

“Competing in the ISA World Junior Championships is definitely among some of my fondest memories,” said February. “It is a great experience for these kids as they begin their surfing careers. They get to travel to a rad destination with their closest friends and see the rest of the world. You hear about all the big names from Australia, the USA and so on but you come here and see everyone from all over the world in the same place”

February added “Surfing’s inclusion in the Olympics is awesome. I’ve seen it come full circle from competing in the ISA World Juniors, the World Surfing Games, and now seeing the sport included in the Olympics. My advice to these young surfers would be to soak it all in and enjoy it for what it is. This is the most fun you will ever have.”

South Africa’s Luke Thompson from Durban who posted the highest heat score on Day One, and his team mates, Daniel Emslie of East London and Brad Scott of Kommetjie, all made it through their Round Two Main Event heats in the Boys U16 division.

“I came here last year for the first time and it was the best trip of my life,” said Thompson. “I surfed against the best in the world and came 9th. This year I am aiming for gold. I am super proud to represent South Africa. It can be a lot of pressure representing a whole nation, but regardless, it’s amazing to have this opportunity.”

The first group of surfers were eliminated in the Repercharge Rounds on the third day of competition at the 2019 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship presented by Visit Huntington Beach.

Twenty-four surfers out of 342 competitors bowed out of the event after losing for their second time in the competition. Due to the unique team spirit of ISA events, these surfers still will remain at the event to support their compatriots in the upcoming heats.

Day three of competition kicked off with 3 foot waves and variable winds. The Main Event and Reperchage heats ran across the dual podium format.

 Japan’s Monnojo Yahagi locked in the highest heat total of the day with 15.87 in the Boys U16 Division.

Team New Zealand’s U18 Girls made impressive rebounds in the Reperchage Rounds with Saffi Vette and Estella Hungerford producing the two highest heat scores in the division.

Peru’s Sol Aguirre posted the highest heat total in the U16 girls division.

In the U18 Boys Repercharge Round One Maksymilian Michalewski of Poland was managed the highest heat score of the round.

Another surfer from Africa, Morocco’s Lamiri Alaoui Ranya advanced through her Girls U18 heat and spoke about the unique Reperchage format, as well as her pride to surf for her country.

“It’s great to have another chance to compete in the Reperchage Rounds. It’s a second opportunity to show what you are able to do and, if you are lucky, you can continue to fight and try to keep advancing.

“It’s an honour to represent Morocco and especially to be part of the development of women’s surfing in my country.”

American Samoa’s Liam Wilson advanced through his Reperchage heat in the U18 Boys division, to keep his dreams alive. Wilson is representing American Samoa for the first time in the World Junior Championships after making his and his country’s ISA debut in the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan last month.

The official Surfline forecast is predicting a reinforcing south swell to mix in with a peaking northwest swell on Wednesday. Offshore winds are expected throughout the day, which should create excellent conditions for the world’s best U18 surfers.

The 2019 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is broadcast live until November 3 on www.isasurf.org

Photos, videos, heat results and the daily schedule can also be found at www.isasurf.org.

Competition takes place at the North and South podiums at Huntington Beach Pier each day from 4pm South Africa time.

The Vissla ISA World Junior Championships Event site. Photo ISA – Reed

Media release Robin de Kock, General Manager, Surfing South Africa

World Surf Leauge Studios Unveils ‘Transformed’ Season 2

LOS ANGELES, CA/USA (Monday, October 28, 2019) – The World Surf League (WSL) Studios debuted today the first episode of Transformed Season 2, “Sawubona”, and teased the upcoming episodes, all stories of surf ambassadors whose lives were transformed through surfing, and who are now transforming their communities through the power of surfing. 

Pictured: Giovanni Douresseau, who is committed to sharing the life-altering gift of surfing.

Transformed is a multi-part documentary series hosted by Shaun Tomson, 1977 World Surfing Champion, that showcases how surfing can change lives and cultures all over the globe. The first season of Transformed launched in August 2019 and is now back by popular demand to tell three new stories from South Central, Los Angeles; Kingston Jamaica and Cape Town, South Africa.  

Transformed was really well-received when it launched. It sparked an emotional response from surf fans and resonated with a broader audience,” said Erik Logan, President of WSL Studios. “As part of our mission at WSL Studios, we endeavor to give voice to those doing extraordinary things through surfing. Season 2 offers powerful examples of that.”

The real-life narratives told in Transformed Season 2 shatter stigmas around surfing, and focus on how surfing changes people, their communities, and the waves of change that follow. The stories range from 15-20 minutes in length and are featured on WSL’s owned and operated channels, and can be viewed at www.worldsurfleague.com  beginning on October 28, 2019. 

Catch-up on Season 1 HERE.

Summary of the Season 2 Transformed stories

At the age of 12, Giovanni Douresseau’s life consisted of the eight blocks of guns, gangs, and violence surrounding his home in South Central, Los Angeles. After being exposed to surfing during a youth summer program, he fell in love with the sport and met a mentor who helped him completely move past his rough upbringing. Ten years later, Giovanni is committed to sharing the life-altering gift of surfing that was given to him when he needed it most. Directed by Tyler Dunham and Brendan Calder and produced by WSL Studios in association with MakeWild Films, the episode is streaming now on worldsurfleague.com, the WSL app, and WSL YouTube.

Sentinel Ocean Alliance 
For many of the boys and girls in Frank Solomon’s program, a life of poverty and crime was the only path forward. But through his Sentinel Ocean Alliance, the South African big wave surfer is keeping them in the water and off the streets. After winning Sports Charity of the Year, Frank is determined to expand and teach the kids more than just surfing. Directed and produced by Rick Wall in association with Hurley, Waves for Change and WSL Studios. Debuting on October 31, 2019.

Surf Girls Jamaica
Imani Wilmot is a Jamaican surfer using the sport to transform the lives of women around her. By bringing women together through her surf training camps, she empowers them to develop self-motivation and respect for the environment. The deep sense of community she has created around Kingston has inspired Imani’s mission to provide women of color access to surfing across the globe. Directed and produced by Lucy Jane, Joya Barrow and Imani Wilmot in association with Little Dot Studios. Debuting on November 3, 2019.

Jordy second in MEO Rip Curl Pro in Portugal

Pictured: The 2019 MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Winners Italo Ferreira and Caroline Marks. – Credit: © WSL / Poullenot

PENICHE, Portugal (Saturday, October 26, 2019) – Italo Ferreira (BRA) and Caroline Marks (USA) have won the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the penultimate stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT). Claiming victory in the Final bout against Jordy Smith (ZAF) and Lakey Peterson (USA), respectively, Ferreira and Marks excelled in pumping four-to-six foot surf at Supertubos.

Stop No. 9 on the women’s CT and 10 on the men’s CT, the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, witnessed incredible performances and major Title Race drama, culminating today with Ferreira’s and Marks’ victories.

“That was so sick, I’m so glad to go back-to-back and win again,” said Ferreira. “Congrats to everyone. I’m so happy, what an amazing event. It has been so special for me the last couple of months, I’m so happy with myself and my team, it’s been amazing. That air was unreal and I’m so glad I landed it, it was a special heat for me against Jordy (Smith) who’s one of the best competitors. Hawaii is going to be fun for sure. The race is open and I need to learn a little bit more, but let’s try!”

Italo Ferreira (BRA) came into this year’s MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal as the defending event winner with a target on his back but once again rose up through the rounds on Finals Day with a performance for the ages to claim back-to-back wins in Peniche. This result marks the Brasilian’s career’s fifth event win and the second this season after the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast back in April. With two runner-ups more recently in J-Bay and France, Ferreira will take hold of the rankings lead and yellow Jeep Leader Jersey heading to the Billabong Pipe Masters.

While Smith chipped away with a couple of average scores early on, Ferreira came out swinging in the Final, posting a Perfect 10 in the first five minutes of the heat. The high-flying Brasilian, who built up momentum since the Quarters this morning, launched into a massive backhand full rotation, perfectly landed in front of the wave’s explosion to get the crowds to erupt on the beach. He then proceeded to fly away on his forehand and backed up his main score with a 7.83 (out of a possible 10) to put pressure on the South African.

Pictured: Italo Ferreira (BRA) was on top of his game today. – Credit: © WSL / Masurel

Ferreira went on to extend his lead with another big rotation on his backhand as Smith looked at finding two new scores for an 18.43 (out of a possible 20) combined total with 15 minutes on the clock. As time continued to run down, Smith couldn’t find the waves he needed and Ferreira walked away with the win.

Jordy Smith (ZAF)’s road to his third Final appearance in Peniche included epic performances to eliminate World No. 5 Kolohe Andino (USA) and No. 6 Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) in the Quarters and Semifinal. Smith came back in the dying minutes of his Semifinal matchup against Igarashi with an incredible forehand full rotation to post a 9.33 and belt his ticket for the Final. While the Portugal event win still eludes Smith in 2019, his excellent result comforted his 3rd spot on the Jeep Leaderboard with less than 2,000 points separating the Top 4 surfers, making it one of the closest Title Races in the history of professional surfing.

“You want the best in the world when they’re at their best and that was him right there,” said Smith. “Congratulations to Italo (Ferreira), he surfed unbelievably. I kind of needed to start sticking some big airs but I’m psyched to bring it on to Pipe. My training will be pretty much to spend as much time out there as I can and work on my boards and my physical body and that’s really all you can do, show up on the day and be ready for it.”

Caroline Marks Closes In on Jeep Frontrunner with Portugal Win

Pictured: Marks’ backhand attack was unstoppable on Finals Day. – Credit: © WSL / Masurel

Caroline Marks (USA), the 17-year-old surfing phenomenon, showed once again that she is a major threat to the world’s best surfers and now has a shot at a maiden World Title in only her second year on the elite Tour heading into the Hawaii Pro in Maui next month, starting November 25. 

“That was incredible I’ve been dreaming of making a Final against Lakey (Peterson) and we’ve been talking about it since I started working with Mike (Parsons),” said Marks. “I just want to say thanks to her for pushing me so much, I wouldn’t be here without her. That was super fun, I’m so stoked this is the best year of my life and I can’t believe it!”

Marks claimed a second event win this season (after the Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast) in only her second season on the Championship Tour to get even closer in the World Title race conversation. The young sophomore eclipsed seven-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in the Quarters before eliminating Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) in the Semis and Peterson in the Final. The Floridian came in ranked fourth on the Jeep Leaderboard and will leave Europe in third position after a runner-up in France and the win in Peniche.

“I’m just trying to live in the moment but staying in the Title Race is the goal,” she added. “I want to go all the way for sure, that’s so exciting. I’m not going to change anything, I’m just going to surf all day and have fun.”

Marks got the nod in the first half of the women’s Final, nailing a couple of good turns on her lethal backhand to build a healthy 12 point total and push Peterson against the ropes early on. The 17-year-old stayed patient in the lineup while Peterson scoured the beach for opportunities and once again Marks got the better of the next exchange to improve her lead and put Peterson in a combination situation.

Lakey Peterson (USA) has arguably been one of the strongest surfers in the back half of the 2019 Championship Tour season, posting an equal 3rd, two runner-ups and a win in the last four events to tighten up the World Title race before the last event of the season. In a remake of their Roxy Pro France Semifinal, Peterson this time eliminated the Jeep Frontrunner Carissa Moore (HAW) to make her way in the Final today. She solidifies her second spot on the Jeep Leaderboard and narrows down the Title Race to less than 3,500 points between her and Moore.

“It’s almost like I put too much into that Semifinal and ran out of fuel in the Final,” said Peterson. “There is so much on the line for everyone right now, and I was just so stoked to have a heat with Carissa again in conditions that were a bit better. I was so stoked to make the Final with Caroline, we surf a ton together and she’s pushed me a lot so I just want to say congratulations to you, Caroline, you really deserved it.”

Lakey Peterson Forces Title Race To Maui

VIDEO – https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/428663/peterson-forces-title-race-to-maui

The women’s second Semifinal was arguably the most important heat of the whole season between Jeep Frontrunner Carissa Moore (HAW) and World No. 2 Peterson. In a remake of their Roxy Pro France Semifinal matchup, this time it was the Californian who got the upper hand early with her attack of the Supertubos lefts to put pressure on Moore. In an unusual turn of events, the ever-so composed Hawaiian seemed affected by the tension as she made a couple of priority mistakes and couldn’t complete her waves, chasing a mid-range 6.74 (out of a possible 10). 

With a third equal 3rd place finish this season, Moore retains the Jeep Yellow jersey heading into the final event of the season, but the gap with Peterson and Marks has melted slightly with the two Americans’ results today. The domination of the three compatriots atop the Jeep Leaderboard marks a historic first in 38 years, since the Margo Oberg (HAW), Liz Benavidez (USA) and Brenda Scott-Rogers (USA) era in the 1981 season.

Ibelli Eyes CT Re-Qualification with Solid 2019 Season

Pictured: Caio Ibelli (BRA) in one of the rare big tubes on Finals day. – Credit: © WSL / Poullenot

The second men’s Semifinal was more of an air show between Ferreira and injury replacement surfer Caio Ibelli (BRA) as both surfers took the debate above the lip, throwing caution to the wind to send and land massive aerials. Eventually Ferreira’s 15.43 (out of a possible 20) was enough to advance into the Final over Ibelli’s 14.86. Coming to Portugal ranked 23rd on the CT, Ibelli’s result in Portugal rockets him up to 16th on the Jeep Leaderboard. He is now looking strong to have a seat at the CT table in 2020.

“What a gift,” said Ibelli. “I showed up here in 23rd and wasn’t in a good spot, everybody was ripping. It feels like when you go down it’s so hard to reach up, but so much happened during this week and I’m just super blessed to finish in the Semifinals. I really needed this result, now I can go to Pipe and have fun and try to finish my best year on tour so far.”

With the completion of the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the Jeep Leaderboard has once again been re-shuffled, here are the new current Top 5

Men’s Championship Tour Top 5:
1 – Italo Ferreira (BRA) – 51,070 pts
2 – Gabriel Medina (BRA) – 50,005 pts
3 – Jordy Smith (ZAF) – 49,985 pts
4 – Filipe Toledo (BRA) – 49,145 pts
5 – Kolohe Andino (USA) – 44,665 pts

Women’s Championship Tour Top 5:
1 – Carissa Moore (HAW) – 58,600 pts
2 – Lakey Peterson (USA) – 55,125 pts
3 – Caroline Marks (USA) – 53,410 pts
4 – Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) – 48,950 pts
5 – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) – 44,555 pts

Men and Women’s World Title Race Scenarios Heading into Final Stops

VIDEO – https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/428852/finals-day-top-5-moments-ferreiras-perfect-10-at-supertubos

Three Women’s World Title Contenders – Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson & Caroline Marks

  • If Carissa Moore wins Maui she clinches the World Title;
  • If Moore gets a 2nd Lakey Peterson needs a 1st to take the World Title from Moore;
  • If Moore gets a 3rd Peterson needs a 2nd & Caroline Marks a 1st;
  • If Moore gets a 5th/9th/17th Peterson needs 3rd & Marks a 2nd to force a 3 way Tie Surf Off for World Title decision in Maui;

Five Men’s World Title Contenders – Italo Ferreira, Gabriel Medina, Filipe Toledo, Jordy Smith & Kolohe Andino

  • If Italo Ferreira wins Pipe he clinches the World Title;
  • If  Ferreira gets a 2nd Gabriel Medina & Filipe Toledo will need a 1st to take the World Title from Ferreira;
  • If Ferreira gets a 3rd Medina needs a 2nd, Toledo & Jordy Smith a 1st;
  • If Ferreira gets 5th, Medina needs a 3rd, Toledo a 2nd, Smith a 1st;
  • If Ferreira gets 9th, Medina needs a 5th, Toledo a 3rd, Jordy a 2nd & Kolohe Andino a 1st ;
  • If Ferreira gets 17th/33rd, Medina & Toledo will need a 9th, Smith a 5th & Andino a 2nd;

The 2019 CT season will culminate in Hawaii with the Hawaii Pro for the women from November 25 – December 6, and the Billabong Pipe Masters for the men from December 8-20. The events will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app


Local surfer Steven Sawyer to compete 2019 WSL World Longboard


Taiwan Open of Surfing to Crown 2019 WSL World Longboard and World Junior Champions

Pictured: The playful peaks of Jinzun Harbour in Taitung County, Taiwan, will once again play host to the World Surf League, World Longboard and World Junior Championships along with a men’s Qualifying Series 3000 event as part of the 2019 Taiwan Open of Surfing. – Credit: © WSL / Tom Bennett

COOLANGATTA, QLD / AUS (Wednesday, October 23, 2019) – The World Surf League (WSL) will once again return to the playful peaks of Jinzun Harbour in Taitung County, Taiwan to crown the 2019 World Junior (WJC) and World Longboard Champions (WLC). The Taiwan Open of Surfing, which will run from November 23 to December 7, 2019, will be bigger than ever with the addition of a Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 3000 event to this year’s schedule.
After three amazing events on the new-look WSL World Longboard Tour, the rankings have been set and the top 24 men and top 24 women have been decided ahead of the final event at the Taiwan Open of Surfing. It will be the third year in a row that the WSL World Longboard Champions will be crowned in Taiwan and WSL World Longboard Tour Director Devon Howard can’t wait to see the action unfold at Jinzun Harbour.
“It’s been unreal to be part of the World Longboard Championship evolving from a once-a-year event a year to four,” Howard said. “There’s been a lot of new faces at the events this year and we’ve had three incredible stops so far at some amazing locations including Noosa in Australia, Galicia in Spain and then New York City. With a range of surfers finding results throughout the year, there is an awesome spread on the leaderboard which is going to make the grand finale in Taiwan super exciting. The World Longboard Tour can’t wait to get back to Taitung County and crown our 2019 World Longboard Champions at the Taiwan Open of Surfing.” 
Currently sitting at third on the rankings, reigning men’s World Longboard Champion Steven Sawyer (ZAF) is thrilled to return to Taiwan a place where he achieved his dreams in 2018.
“I’m always excited to return to Taiwan as it’s personally my favourite place on tour,” Sawyer said. “That has nothing to do with my previous results there either, I just love it there. The people, the food and the waves are all amazing, it’s definitely a wave-rich place. I really feel at home there. There’s nothing like jumping in the car and cruising up and down the coast looking for waves. There are so many left point breaks there it’s like heaven for a goofy-footer. There is always swell and plenty of opportunity for competitors which will make for an epic showdown this December.”

Pictured: Steven Sawyer rides the nose to victory at the 2018 Taiwan Open of Surfing to claim his maiden WSL World Longboard title. – Credit: © WSL / Tim Hain

The WSL World Longboard Championship will run at Jinzun Harbour from December 1 – 7
Returning to the Taiwan Open of Surfing for its second consecutive year will be the WSL World Junior Championship. After regional qualifying events been run all over the world, the fields have been decided and the best 18-and-under surfers will descend on the fun park, that is Jinzun Harbour, from November 26 till December 1. Returning to Taiwan to defend her title is 2018 WSL Women’s World Junior Champion Kirra Pinkerton (USA).
“I’m super excited to be returning to Taiwan, especially now that I’ve been before and know what to expect,” Pinkerton said. “It will be cool competing against all of the new juniors that will be coming through this year as well. I love everything about Taiwan, the weather, food, waves, and especially the Boba teas. I’ve never been to a country where every single person was so nice and helpful. The waves are super fun and remind me a lot of the waves at home in California. It’s going to be an exciting event and I can’t wait to get back.”

Pictured: American Kirra Pinkerton (USA) chaired to victory at the 2018 Taiwan Open of Surfing. Pinkerton will be back in 2019 to defend her WSL World Junior title. – Credit: © WSL / Jack Barripp

In 2019, the Taiwan Open of Surfing will expand yet again with this year’s event adding a Men’s Qualifying Series 3000 event. With incredible consistency and an abundance of high-performance waves on offer, Jinzun Harbour is an incredible location to see aspiring Championship Tour surfer’s duke it out for important QS rankings points. Taitung Governor April Yao, couldn’t be happier with the continual evolution and growth of Taiwan’s premier surfing event which is now in its 7th on the WSL schedule.

“The collaboration between the Taitung County Government and the World Surf League has continued to grow and 2019 will be the most impressive Taiwan Open of surfing yet,” Governor Yao said. “The event has enabled surfers from all over the world to visit the beautiful Taitung County and surf the amazing waves we have to offer on our Pacific Coast and show that Taitung has the best waves in Taiwan. Jinzun Harbour is a perfect place to hold a competition for the Longboards and Juniors and we can’t wait to this year, also welcome surfers in the QS3,000 event. We wish all competitors luck and hope they enjoy the charm and the waves that Taitung County has to offer.”

The incredible beauty of the coast in Taitung County, Taiwan, is breathtaking. – Credit: © WSL / Jack Barripp

The Taiwan Open of Surfing Men’s QS3,000 will run from November 23 – 26.
The 2019 Taiwan Open of Surfing Will run from November 23 – December 7 2019. For more information on any of the three events head to www.worldsurfleauge.com or download the free WSL App.

Durban Skaterboarder Khule Ngebane Making Noise In Barcelona

Barcelona – Khule Ngubane is a skateboarder from Durban, South Africa. Originally from a poor neighborhood of the Zulu community, he has always followed a different path through the life-changing sport of skateboarding. Now he travels the world and inspires kids from his home country.

With skateboarding in the 2020 Olympic Games it has enjoyed a resurgence of sorts, that is set to increase as we get closer to the Games. Khule will be one of the South African skaters spearheading that resurgence. He was recently the subject of a mini-documentary and extensive media profile in Barcelona, where he inspired the Spanish skaters with his smooth style. Video clip below.

The Westville resident has been a professional skater from the tender age of 15 and now, at the age of 25, makes it a decade as a pro. He is sponsored by DC, Element and Monster Energy and has represented the brands well in his travels that take him from Los Angeles to Europe. Khule’s roots in the extreme sport have humble beginings, from being the only kid exposed to skateboarding in Chesterville where he was raised. He is a popular skater, and well known for his relaxed approach, effortless style, and his big moves, always pushing it when he gets the opportunity. Khule spends his time between Durban, Cape Town and his frequent sojourns overseas.

“Skateboarding in South Africa is very much alive, and now that skateboarding is part of the Olympic games it’s actually an interesting time,” said Khule while in Barcelona. ”There is more investment coming in, they are already building new skateparks in bigger cities like Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. And Kimberley is a smaller town with one of the best skateparks right now. So, it’s evolving and it’s growing!”

Check out the Khule Transworld Skateboarding clip below.

Follow Khule: @khulengubane

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Big Wave Charger Matt Bromley Launches Online Course

Big Wave Charger Matt Bromley Launches High Performance and Barrel Riding Online Course

Big wave charger and free surfer Matt Bromley has announced the launch of his High Performance and Barrel Riding surfing course online.

Matt has been in the news recently, with a whole line-up of projects running at the moment. Apart from the launch of this course, Matt also recently featured on the National Geographic website for the Extreme Photo Of The Week. He also recently released a video clip from the famous Donkey Bay sessions recently.


Bromley at Donkey Bay © Van Gysen

The High Performance and Barrel Riding Course has a launch special of $15, and there’s a lot there for anyone wanting to up his or her game in the surfing world.


What you’ll learn

  • Surfing with speed, flow and power.
  • Where to look, compression and extension.
  • Perfecting bottom turns, top turns, floaters, carves, laybacks.
  • Launching into the air – straight airs, reverse air 360s.
  • Correct positioning and wave selection for barrels.
  • Paddling into a sucking bomb with confidence.
  • Sticking the drop on a critical, steep wave.
  • Complete, technical barrel riding – what to do with your hands, speed, dealing with the foam ball, adjustments, pig-dogging.
  • How to wipeout.

Bromley deep in the barrel © Van Gysen

The course basics consists of

  • 1 hour 30 minutes of high quality videos.
  • 28 downloadable resources.
  • Full lifetime access.
  • Access on mobile devices.
  • Free access to all future updates of this course.

Course highlights video here!

“I’ve been chasing barrels for almost 20 years,” said Bromley on the launch of his course. ”My passion is big tubes, however I also love seeing people step up to their best. My desire is that surfers take this online course and up their game both in the barrel and in their performance surfing so they can really see what’s possible with a bit of technical advice and application.”

Bromley has consistently found some of the biggest waves and tubes on the planet, and has hard-earned experience from his endeavours. “This course is very in depth and detailed, and I really believe people will get amazing value from it to take their surfing to the next level.”

If that’s not for you, Matt also has a beginners Learn To Surf online course here:


If you prefer charging big waves, Matt has a Big Wave Surfing online course here:


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