World Surf League
The World Surf League (WSL) has been championing the world's best surfing since 1976, and runs in excess of 180 global events across the Men's and Women's Championship Tours, Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Big Wave Awards and Junior and Longboard Championships. The archive includes over 60,000 hours of competition and location beauty from international locations.
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/ The Championship Tour is the world’s most watched surfing event series, with over 700 hours of live coverage per season. Linear Broadcast to homes in over 100 countries along with Digital Broadcast on WSL.com and Facebook. The World Surf League has over six million followers on Facebook, nearly three million followers on Instagram, and two million followers on Twitter.
/ Surfing will join the Olympic roster for Tokyo 2020 and the 2019 WSL Championship Tours will form part of the qualification process for hopeful Olympians.
/ Notable active athletes on the men's tour include Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina, John John Florence, Kanoa Igarashi, Filipe Toledo, Griffin Colapinto, Julian Wilson and Conner Coffin
/ Notable active athletes on the women's tour include Stephanie Gilmore, Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson, Tyler Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons, Caroline Marks, Coco Ho, Courtney Conlogue and Tatiana Weston Webb
/ Big Wave surfers include Kai Lenny, Ian Walsh, Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker, Greg Long, Shane Dorian, Paige Alms, Keala Kennelly and Maya Gabeira
/ Notable retired athletes include Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Andy Irons, Mark Occhilupo, Mark Richards, Tom Curren, Tom Carroll, Bethany Hamilton, Layne Beachley, Lisa Andersen, Wendy Botha and Freida Zamba
/ Kelly Slater has been crowned World Champion a record 11 times, including 5 consecutive titles between 1994–98. He is the youngest (at age 20) and the oldest (at age 39) to win the title.
Further Information: International Sound cleared for all footage.
*All footage/programming is licensed on a non-exclusive basis and subject to final approval.
WSL Championship Tours and WSL Big Wave Tour 2013 prior may be available on a case by case basis.
Qualifiers, Longboard, Junior Championships and the Big Wave Awards may be available from 2014 on request.
The World Surf League (WSL) is dedicated to celebrating the world's best surfing on the world's best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The WSL has been championing the world's best surfing since 1976, running in excess of 180 global events across the Men's and Women's Championship Tours, Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, and Junior and Longboard Championships. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the WSL is a truly global sports and media company with regional offices in Australia, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe.www.worldsurfleague.com