2019 Freshwater Pro – WSL

Surfing Rides Into New Venues

Surf’s up! Way up. The sport of Hawaiian royalty and classic Beach Boys tunes is ripping right now. Surfing is set to make its Olympics debut in Tokyo, joining baseball/softball, karate, climbing and skateboarding as the new sports in Tokyo. [Download our exclusive guide to finding the most creative sports event venues.] Meanwhile, applied wave science […]

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World Surf League Names New CEO

Sophie Goldschmidt has stepped down as CEO of the World Surf League and will be succeeded by Erik Logan, the league’s president of content, media and studios. “Sophie has had a huge impact on the WSL,” said Dirk Ziff, WSL owner and board member. “She is responsible for transforming both our business capabilities and culture […]

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Open Water Signs Agreement With World Surf League

Open Water has partnered with World Surf League to be the exclusive packaged water option of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing presented by Swatch. The nine-day event in Huntington Beach, California, begins July 27. As part of the agreement, the event will feature Open Water’s 12-ounce aluminum cans of water, eliminating the need for […]

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World Surf League Pledges Carbon-Neutral Events

The World Surf League has announced a series of sustainability commitments that include becoming carbon neutral and eliminating single-serve plastics at events by the end of 2019. The league also launched a global marketing campaign called “Stop Trashing Waves” aimed at cleaning the ocean environment. “The WSL is incredibly proud to break new ground in […]

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Red Bull and World Surf League Announce Multiyear Partnership

The World Surf League has announced a multiyear global partnership with Red Bull that makes Red Bull the official energy drink of the Championship Tour (CT), Big Wave Tour (BWT) and Big Wave Awards. In addition, the league will launch the Red Bull Airborne Series, a three-event specialty series that will highlight aerial surfing. The […]

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World Surf League and Fox Sports Sign Media Rights Agreement

The World Surf League (WSL) and Fox Sports have reached a media rights deal that will make Fox Sports the exclusive U.S. television broadcaster for the WSL 2019 Men’s and Women’s Championship Tour (CT) as well as the Big Wave Tour. Under terms of the agreement, Fox Sports will telecast more than 500 hours of WSL […]

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