EVENT: Paul Mitchel Supergirl Pro QS 6,000 in Oceanside, California The worlds largest women's surf event and music festival in Oceanside, Calofirnia had both veteran and newcomer competitors battling not so perfect conditions. Over the weekend, Carissa Moore took the winning cape

EVENT: WQS 1,000 Neutrox Weekend at Praia da Tiririca in Itacaré, Brazil The QS 1,000 Neutrox Weekend in Brazil went off like a festival. The sun was hot and the vibes were plenty. The World Surf League commented that "The camaraderie

EVENT // 2018 SKULLCANDY OZ GROM OPEN PRESENTED BY VISSLA The New South Wales North Coast has had a massive couple of weeks of surfing with two big grom comps went back-to-back. The Skullcandy Oz Grom Open is always a major

EVENT // 2018 CORONA OPEN J-BAY  2018 IS the year of change. As far as the World Surf League is concerned, as we learned in the on-air convo between CEO Sophie Goldschmidt and Joe Turpel, the WSL are committed to making

EVENT // 2018 CORONA PRO J-BAY A lot has been happening for the world's peak surfing body this week. Between failed live streams to the equality issues, their PR team have been working overtime. All while one of the emotionally super-charged

EVENT // 2018 PUERTO ESCONDIDO CUP  One after the other, events and event directors are waking up. Many events now beginning to draw a women's division and hopefully bring us and our daughters, closer to equality in sport. (If only the

EVENT // ABA WOMEN'S BODYBOARD DBAH PRO   Photos by Shane Chalker Photography It's been a few years since there has been a professional women's bodyboard event in Australia, despite having a number of world champions on our shores. On the weekend the

EVENT // 2018 LOS CABOS OPEN Caroline Marks Dominates & Is Ready For Early Requalification This year 16-year-old Caroline Marks made history by being the youngest ever qualifier for the World Surf League Championship Tour (CT). She moved comfortably through the opening

EVENT // 2018 LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF PRO JUNIOR KIRRA & GABRIELA ARE COMING IN HOT Here at The Mermaid Society, we've been documenting the success of Kirra Pinkerton from San Clemente, California since she was a micro-grom, just as we

EVENT // 2018 ULUWATU CONCLUSION OF MARGARET RIVER PRO A week after the women made history by surfing a professional World Championship Tour event in Bali for the first time, they have paddled out in the famous Uluwatu lineup, just around

EVENT // 2018 CORONA BALI PROTECTED PRESENTED BY HURLEY Lakey Peterson has today claimed her second World Surf League World Tour Event for 2018 at the Bali Protected at Keramas beach. In probably some of the cleanest, most devine looking waves,

EVENT // 2018 AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS SURFING TITLES Summer Simon is one of three kids in a surfing family. Her Dad Mark, her brother Taj and sister Bohdie make the trip with her to the famous Bells Beach each year to compete

EVENT // 2018 SURFING QUEENSLAND MP CLASSIC  World Junior Champion Wins First MP Classic Women's Division The Open Women’s division of the 2018 Michael Peterson Classic was held at Duranbah Beach in peaky two-to-three foot surf on a pristine autumn weekend. It was

EVENT // 2018 HYDRALITE SPORTS PRO JUNIOR GOLD COAST The final day of World Surf League (WSL) Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) competition saw a repeat of Day 1 with pumping 3-4ft (1.5 – 2m) waves on offer for the best junior

FEATURE // 2018 BIG WAVE AWARDS Here Come The Women! Photo above; Paige celebrates with men's winner Billy Kemper, Photo by WSL.  30-year-old Maui big wave surfer Paige Alms has today claimed her third Big Wave Performance Award in front of the best big

EVENTS // 2018 KRUI PRO  Many of the World Surf Leagues qualifying series surfers headed to the Sumatra last week in anticipation of the Krui Pro on the long left-hand reef break. The women were lucky enough to receive pretty consistent

PAULINE ADO IS STILL HUNGRY TO BE THE BEST EVENT //  Pro Zarautz pres. by Oakley  Pauline Ado of France spent five years on the world championship tour (WCT). After failing to requalify for another season she's putting her head down on the

EVENT // 2018 RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH  Caroline Marks Meets Steph Gilmore & Forces Gear Change At Rip Curl Pro Last week I took a look at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach draw and there was something about Caroline Marks

EVENT // WAHINE PIPE PRO 2018  Know This Name: Gabriela Bryan Is Coming For The World Title It feels like every couple of weeks we're publishing the results from Hawaii and Gabriela Bryan is the consistent headliner. Well, the 15-year-old has done

EVENT // 2018 BARBADOS SURF PRO  The World Surf League (WSL) Barbados Surf Pro Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 finished up today at Drill Hall Beach in a decreasing two-to-three-foot swell but fun waves at the left reef break. Once again the