Inspired by last year’s Hurley Pro at Trestles, where the region’s up-and-coming surfers received free video coaching, tested new equipment and hung out with the world’s best surfers on site, the WSL and Hurley plan to expand the “Hurley Surf Club” concept to other key global surf communities.
Beginning with the Margaret River Pro 11th – 22nd April, the Hurley Surf Club activation will include an event-site hang-out with a premium view of the live action, outreach to local surf clubs and teams, free video sessions with legends like Rabbit Bartholomew, access to competing Hurley athletes and a give-back component in the surrounding area of each venue. In addition, former WSL Championship Tour surfers like Rob Machado, Brett Simpson and Yadin Nicol will be on hand to pass on knowledge.
“At Hurley, we are always striving to create product and experiences that help people have more fun in and around the water. This is what our new partnership with the WSL is all about,” said Hurley Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Hurley. “Rather than sponsoring one event for a week or so during the year, we are excited to partner with the WSL in a bigger way throughout the year by helping young surfers around the world have fun, get better and make a positive impact in their community.”
“The Hurley Surf Club will be a great opportunity to make our Championship Tour events even more special for young surfers around the world,” said Sophie Goldschmidt, WSL chief executive officer. “Through Hurley providing exclusive access to the pro surfers and legends, we aim to inspire the next generation of surfers.”