The month of September brought us some epic events including Red Bull Hardline, Hurley Pro at Trestles, and Whistler Longboard Festival. Let’s take a closer look at the top 3 action sports news stories of September.
Red Bull Hardline
The Red Bull Hardline is by far one of the top difficult and popular mountain biking event in the world. Based in
Check out more on how Dan Atherton build the Hardline trails: Why Red Bull Hardline is a real mean downhill race
More info. and results on the event: Watch the Toughest Downhill Race Ever
Hurley Pro in Trestles
Like every surfing event this past season there was amazing maneuvers by the pro’s and memorable battles between the top ranked surfers. The Hurley Pro top battle was between Mick Fanning and Andriano de Souza. The energy was high as the Hurley Pro kicked off with massive swells that came in from Hurricane Linda. It was a pleasant surprise for the competitors and they took advantage of it after their energy fizzled out from recent small swells during practice.
There was solid surfing all around from all contestants but the highlight of the weekend was Mick Fanning’s powerful final round turning a 9.77. Check out a playback of his final round: Fanning’s Pocket Power in Final
As for the Swatch’s Women Pro, the women put on amazing show with a close battle throughout the event. In the end Carrisa Moore came out in first, with Bianca Buitendag close behind her.
Find more info. and full standings on both the Hurley Pro and Swatch’s Women’s Pro at: World Surf League
Whistler Longboard Festival
Whistler has a long history of supports action and adventure sports, most well-known would be for mountain biking. With involvement and the national scene growing rapidly, Whistler now holds one of the largest festivals and competitions in the longboarding community, The Whistler Longboard Festival. The festival is a weekend long event held at the Whistler Olympic village resort to celebrate longboarding and progress the sport. One of the top downhill races happens during the weekend as well, the Landyachtz World Cup Race. The top longboarders from around the world come to compete for top prizes and to be dubbed the winner. The course is fast and intense, including 11 wide corners and 8 hairpin turns.
Although its only the festivals 3rd year, it’s anticipated that the Whistler Longboard Festival is one of the main reasons why the longboard industry is progressing so fast. For more information on the Whistler Longboard Festival check out: Whistler Longboard Festival
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