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ISABELLA NICHOLS WINS MARGARET RIVER PRO

Isabella Nichols (AUS) has won the Margaret River Pro, the fifth and final stop before the Mid-season Cut on the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Championship Tour (CT). CT rookie Gabriela Bryan(HAW) earned the runner-up finish after great performances in his own in the eight-to-ten foot waves at Main Break.

INTRODUCING - THE WAXHEAD

Matt ‘The Waxhead’ Chojnacki is an interesting cat; a self-professed surf nerd, Longboard Tour surfer and all-round frother of wave riding. Having had a long-term relationship with FCS, Matt recently designed a new signature longboard fin, which in his opinion, is a perfect allrounder that delivers pivoting prowess off the tail while still allowing for confident nose riding.

FILIPE TOLEDO WINS RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH

Filipe’s victory at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach was one for the ages. From groomed perfection at the Bells Bowl, to tricky onshore Winkipop and finally to the softer walls of Rincon. Regardless of the conditions on offer, Filipe was a clear standout which speaks to his adaptability and how highly tuned he is with his equipment.

MICK FANNING AWARDED WILDCARD INTO RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH

Three-time World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) has been awarded the event wildcard for the upcoming Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the fourth stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Championship Tour (CT), which holds a competition window from April 10 to April 20, 2022.

KYUSS KING VICTORIOUS AT OAKBERRY TWEED COAST PRO

Kyuss King has claimed victory at the 2022 Oakberry Tweed Coast Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 5000 event in super clean two-to-three foot surf at Cabarita Headland.

OSCAR LANGBURNE TALKS GLÓSÓLI

While having a quick layover in Jakarta, Australian goofy-footer and freesurfing phenom Oscar Langburne talks FCS through his new 30-minute film Glósóli, his eclectic quiver and his travel plans in a post-COVID world.

MIKEY MCDONAGH WINS THE PORT STEPHENS PRO

Mikey McDonagh has claimed an inspiring victory at the 2022 Gage Roads Port Stephens Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 event.

JOEL VAUGHAN WINS GREAT LAKES PRO

Joel Vaughan has claimed the 2022 CARVE Great Lakes Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (S) 1000 event in fun 2-4 foot surf at north Boomerang Beach.

BARRON MAMIYA WINS THE 2022 HURLEY SUNSET PRO

Barron Mamiya (HAW) won the Hurley Pro Sunset Beach presented by SHISEIDO, the second stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), in six-to-eight foot surf.

JACOB WILLCOX AND SOPHIE MCCULLOCH WIN PHILLIP ISLAND PRO

Former event champion Jacob Willcox and Sunshine Coast surfer Sophie McCulloch have been crowned champions at the Phillip Island Propresented by Bass Coast Shire in playful clean surf at Cape Woolamai.

JULIAN WILSON TALKS SURFEBRUARY

FCS catches up with Julian Wilson to discuss fundraising for cancer awareness, Surfebruary, his eclectic new quiver, his favourite fins and why he thinks it's important for surfers to give back.

SETH MONIZ FINISHES SECOND IN BILLABONG PIPELINE PRO

11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) won the Billabong Pro Pipeline, the first stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Championship Tour over local hero Seth Moniz (HAW) in pumping eight-to-twelve foot surf.

DROPPING IN WITH NATHAN FLORENCE

Welcome to a new segment called Dropping In. A raw and unpolished series where ex-tour vet Richie Lovett dials in on Zoom & shoots the breeze with our team post-travels to talk location, waves and gear.

INGREDIENTS TO SUCCESS

In a few days’ time, 32-year-old Julian Wilson will proudly don the green and gold for Australia, joined by Owen Wright, Stephanie Gilmore, and Sally Fitzgibbons. We caught up with Jules to see how the preparation is going.

SALLY WINS ROTTNEST IN SPARKLING FORM

Sally Fitzgibbons was all class on finals day as she attacked the glassy 6-8ft walls of Strickland Bay, winning her 12th CT event.

TOLEDO ON FIRE IN THE WEST

With an electric display of speed and power surfing, Filipe claimed his 9th CT Victory in pumping four-to six foot surf at Margaret River’s Main Break.

CAROLINE TAKES OUT NARRABEEN CLASSIC

Still only 19 years old, Caroline Marks claimed her third CT Victory in clean rippable 3-4 foot surf at the legendary North Narrabeen break with a display of controlled, powerful surfing.

Q & A WITH JACOB WILLCOX

We caught up with West Australian charger and all-round great bloke, Jacob Willcox, to pick his brains on all things fins, boards and what’s been happening over the past year.

MEET FCS AMBASSADOR: ROB KING

‘Insanely beautiful’ really means something, coming from Australian photographer Robert King, who has made his career photographing some of the world’s most spectacular scenery.

MEET FCS AMBASSADOR: KENTARO YOSHIDA

Most of you are familiar with FCS’ team of world class surfers but might not be as well acquainted with the ambassadors and friends that we work with on a regular basis.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN WITH MARK RICHARDS

Mark Richards is surfing royalty. Not only for achieving four consecutive World Titles but for also pioneering a radical approach to wave riding made possible by his famous twin fin designs.

KELIA MONIZ JOINS FCS FAMILY

Known globally as ‘Sis’, Kelia is revered for her gracefully smooth style on a longboard and her versatile aquatic talents on many varieties of surf craft.

TSUZUKI SET TO TAKE ON THE WORLD RIDING FCS

The past few months have been historic and packed with excitement for the young surfer from Kugenuma Beach, with two major goals becoming a reality.

CAROLINE’S SWEET PORTUGAL WIN

In the last two years Caroline Marks has disrupted the tour with a fierce rail game and a radical approach that’s left the WCT women shaking in their wetsuits.

JEREMY’S HOMETOWN VICTORY

Jeremy Flores was always going to be the hometown favourite at the 2019 Quiksilver Pro. Here’s a surfer who wears his heart on his sleeve, is constantly improving, and who undeniably rips! It’s a combo that’s made Jezza one of the most likable surfers with the fans and also his tour comrades.

FCS WELCOMES OSCAR LANGBURNE

Every once and while a kid turns up with an old soul. A soul that sees past the trophies, past the contest jerseys and the pursuit of world domination. Instead, they seem to possess an intrinsic connection to the ocean and the freedom to surf uninhibited by the pursuit of points.

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