Body Glove Mavericks Invitational Presented by GoPro
Redondo Beach, CA (October 15, 2013) – Body Glove International is proud to announce their multi-year Title Sponsorship in support of Mavericks Invitational. The Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro will bring together of the best big wave competitors to challenge one of the biggest waves in the world.
This one-day, invitation-only surf competition is held at the legendary Mavericks surf break, Known as one of the most dangerous breaks on earth, Mavericks is located in northern California just south of San Francisco. The invited 24 big-wave surfers will attempt to tame the massive swells on the biggest and best day of the 2013-14 winter season.
“We are thrilled to work with the community of Half Moon Bay to make the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational the premier event that it deserves to be,” states Robbie Meistrell, CEO of Body Glove International. “Body Glove has had an extensive history of involvement in surf competitions in the last 60 years and is proud to say that it has launched many careers of today’s surfing elite. It’s only natural that we partner with Mavericks Invitational, an event that is the absolute pinnacle of adrenaline, fueled by big wave riding. We look forward to having a long lasting and prosperous relationship.”
“Bringing two brands together with such a deep-rooted history in surfing just amps up the energy and creativity around this event,” says Mavericks pioneer and contest director Jeff Clark. “We’re really looking forward to growing together for the sake of big wave surfing, the competitors and our community.”
“Mavericks Invitational is one of the premier events on the Big Wave World Tour. To have Body Glove and its rich history partner up with the BWWT and Mavericks Invitational it is sure to be a great event. With all their support, the stories of the athletes and big wave surfing competition will be conveyed to the globe through a world-class production. I cannot wait to get this winter started,” says Peter Mel, 2012-13 Mavericks Invitational champion.
Rocky Raynor, CEO of Mavericks Invitational states, “We want to thank Body Glove for sponsoring this fantastic event. It really means a lot to our great community and to the surfers.”
“Body Glove has been representing the world’s best surfers for more than 60 years. It’s only fitting that Body Glove will now be supporting 24 of the world’s bravest surfers at Mavericks. The combination fits like a glove,” says Dave Wassel, Mavericks Invitational competitor and Body Glove team rider.
This year’s Opening Ceremony will take place on the beach at Mavericks on Friday, October 25, 2013. The day features the official Opening Ceremony and paddle-out to share the spirit of this special place with the community that embraces the world of big wave surfing. The window for the 2013-14 Mavericks Invitational opens Nov. 1, and the contest could happen any time between then and March 31, 2014. Tickets and information about the event are online at www.mavericksinvitational.com.
HERE: For a full list of competitors
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About Body Glove:
Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Jamie O’Brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray, Holly Beck and Guinness World Record Holder Garrett McNamara and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee. Body Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society have formed a legendary alliance to help preserve and protect the ocean while providing ocean and diving geared equipment to water enthusiasts around the globe. Some of the proceeds from the sale of those products go directly to Ocean Futures Society. Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove also works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.
About Mavericks Invitational:
Mavericks Invitational is the world’s premier, high adrenaline, big wave surfing event, and is now part of the Big Wave World Tour. The association with BWWT allows those surfers who are part of the tour to use their performance at Mavericks as part of their overall scoring for the season. The contest is a one-day, invitation-only surfing competition is held at the legendary Mavericks surf break located ½ mile offshore at Pillar Point Harbor, just 20 minutes south of San Francisco. The 24 most daring big-wave surfers in the world attempt to tame the massive swells on the biggest and best day of the winter season. For additional details and to register for contest alerts, visit MavericksInvitational.com.