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Dane Mackie, Roett tops on the surf

The Barbados Surfing Association held its second Surfer of the Year Series (SOTY) event for 2018 sponsored by Hyundai last Saturday at the Drill Hall.  Conditions were ever-changing but as always the Drill Hall delivered a very contestable wave throughout the day providing exciting heats especially for the men’s final which saw the likes of […]

Surf’s up on south coast

The World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) is gearing up for a return to Barbados’ south coast for the second consecutive Barbados Surf Pro Men’s and Women’s QS 3,000 at the Drill Hall Beach. 2017 was a breakout year for the island as it hosted three QS events alongside their long-standing Pro Junior contest. […]

Top surfers descending on Soup Bowl

International surfing returns to the “Soup Bowl” at Bathsheba this weekend with the staging of the 2017 Hyundai Barbados Pro-Independence Surfing Festival. Several top-rated international surfers will match skills with Barbados’ best, at the popular East-Coast break, for cash prizes and glory. The three-day Festival starts tomorrow with preliminary events before action heats up on […]

Surfers stage hallowed ritual for Zander

The local surfing community today formed a floating circle in the waters off Drill Hall beach in Hastings, Christ Church, in surfing’s most hallowed ritual to honour the life of a fallen surfer. The high waves that they love to ride were replaced by gentler ones as they said goodbye to Alexander Zander Venezia, the […]

Surf's up for Che Allan

Barbados’ Che Allan surfed to new heights this weekend in the Los Cabos Open of Surf Men’s Pro Junior in Mexico taking the championship from an International field of 48 surfers. The event hosted the best 18 and under surfers from North America, Hawaii, South America and the Caribbean. This is Allan’s second win in […]

Tuach making big waves

Sports Tourism Ambassador and Barbados’ top ranked international surfer, Chelsea Tuach, continues to make her mark on the world stage. She has had a solid start to the 2017 season with a win at the first WSL North American Qualification Series event, the Shoe City Pro, held in January at Huntington Beach.  More recently, she […]

Roett moves up surfing ranks

Chelsea Roett has improved her world international ranking to a personal best 42nd in the World Surf League Women’s Qualifying Series, after an impressive fifth place finish at the recently concluded WSL WQS 3,000 Barbados Surf Pro contest held at the Drill Hall Beach. Roett was previously ranked at 78th in the world. “I was […]

Burke moves up surfing rankings

Barbadian Josh Burke performed outstandingly while placing a remarkable third out of 128 of the world’s best surfers in last weekend’s Barbados Surf Pro World Surf League (WSL) 3000 Qualifying Series (QS), hosted by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. at the Drill Hall, St Michael. Burke earned 1680 points that skyrocketed him 73 spots up […]

Asing and Bevilacqua claim inaugural Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000

The first-ever World Surf League (WSL) Barbados Surf Pro Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 crowned former Championship Tour (CT) competitors Keanu Asing (HAW) and Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) its inaugural champions on the shores of Drill Hall Beach. An incredible finish to a historic event witnessed a near-perfect heat from Asing over an in-form Shane Campbell (AUS), […]

Finals Day at the Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000

Finals day at the World Surf League (WSL) Barbados Surf Pro Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 has been called ON for women’s Quarterfinals bouts to start the day. North America Tour Manager, Brian Robbins, and event organizers arrived to more waves coming through at Drill Hall Beach for a champion to be crowned. “Today is a […]

Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000 is back on

After a lay day, the World Surf League (WSL) Barbados Surf Pro Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 has been called on for women’s Round Four action with men’s Round Four set to follow. North America Tour Manager, Brian Robbins, and event organizers arrived early this morning to greatly improved conditions for the call. “The waves are […]

Incredible performances unfold at Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000

An incredible day of action unfolded Thursday at the World Surf League (WSL) Barbados Surf Pro Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000. Both men and women got back in the water and completed their respective Round Three bouts – and near-perfection ensued from the beginning. The majority of top seeds from both events showed their dominance and […]

Lay day called at Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000

A lay day has been called for the World Surf League (WSL) Barbados Surf Pro Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000. After three days of consistent swell, conditions have slowed too much for competition to be called on and will have its next call at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, April 15. “We’re not seeing enough waves like we […]

Surf’s up

Barbados’ Sports Tourism Ambassador, Chelsea Tuach, was at her surfing best Sunday, winning the World Surf League Shoe City Pro at Huntington Beach, California. This is the first event of the 2017 World Surf League’s Qualification Series and proved to be a dream start for Tuach. Barbados’ top twenty rated international surfer was impressive throughout […]

Roett impressing on the surf

Top Barbadian surfer Chelsea Roett will be travelling to California for the first World Surf League (WSL) contest for 2017, the Shoe City Pro, which is scheduled for this weekend at Huntington Beach, the surf capital of the USA. Chelsea has surfed and competed at Huntington Beach regularly and is very accustomed to the wave conditions […]

Burke goes Pipe Pro

Barbadian Josh Burke has surfed his way into history’s page. The top ranking surfer on the World Surf League (WSL) Mens Qualifying Series (QS) tour became the first Barbadian to make qualification into the most prestigious event on the QS tour, the Volcom Pipe Pro 3000, held at the most famous wave in the world […]

Burke hits new heights

Barbados top ranked surfer on the World Surf League Men’s Qualifying Series tour, teenager Josh Burke has completed another successful campaign, ending the year eighth overall in the WSL North American rankings. In his first full year on the men’s qualifying series, the 19-year-old also placed 164th overall, the highest ranking ever by a Barbadian […]

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