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

EVENT // MARTINIQUE SURF PRO  Photos by WSL/Poullenot It was a battle of two former world championship tour surfers for the finalists of the 2018 Martinique Surf Pro at Basse Pointe in the French West Indies. It's a tiny island in the

Noosa's 8 Days Of Pure Stoke, Brings Surfing's Essence Alive EVENTS // 2018 NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING  Videos by Gary McEvoy - See all the event videos from Gary here. It says it all in the logo, '8 days of pure stoke', and

THE MERMAID SOCIETY // EVENTS Dominic Barona Takes Down South American Champ & Former World Champ Dominic Barona of Ecuador has taken out the Women’s World Qualifying Series (WQS)1000 Copa Triathlon Sport Reef Pro this week. The win also means that Dominic

THE MERMAID SOCIETY // EVENTS  Kauian Junior Now Dominating 2 Leaderboards Gabriela Bryan of Hawaii has claimed her second major victory for the year after winning the Papara Pro Open Tahiti this week. The Kauaian pro junior surfer is fresh off her

Magic Happened At Kirra Today: Lakey Peterson Wins 2018 Roxy Pro Today was a memorable day in the history of surfing.  Every year that the Roxy (and Quiksilver) Pro events are the season opener at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, it's

Key American Junior Surfers Get Straight Back To Business In Florida Kirra Pinkerton has returned from her brief tour in Australia to take out the women’s Roxy Junior Pro. The event held at Cocoa Beach in Florida was jam-packed with action