Award-winning DynoComm Sports Television has entered into an agreement with ESPN to produce the popular “X Surf Series” for the fourth consecutive year.
To be filmed throughout the winter of 2001-02 and shown to an audience of 80.9 million homes in America on ESPN2 starting next spring, the seven half-hour episodes of the “X Surf Series” goes beyond traditional surfing contest coverage to portray the adventurous and progressive side of the sport.
In past seasons X Surf Series has offered comprehensive coverage of “The Quiksilver: In Memory of Eddie Aikau” and “Quiksilver Mavericks: Men Who Ride Mountains” big wave events, the Xcel Pro, Billabong Pro Panama, the World Bodyboarding Championships at Pipeline, The Reef Big Wave Challenge from Todos Santos, and the Vans/SMAS Air World Championships featuring surfing’s top aerial masters. So flexible is the “X Surf Series” format that the content of next season’s shows will depend upon which events and adventures get top athletes, quality wave conditions, and have a story deemed worthy enough to make the final cut.[IMAGE 2]
“What’s unique is that we don’t lock in events in advance, we look at what takes shape over the winter big wave season and then send out our crews to capture it.” said Alan Gibby, founder of DynoComm and executive producer of the X Surf Series. “What we’re after is the best programming and events that show surfing in its best light to the viewers at home. We’ve been very fortunate to have ESPN give us the leeway to go after the best content possible. ESPN has obviously been a huge supporter of surfing since DynoComm first started producing shows for the network in 1982.”
“Surfing is the original action sport,” said Scott Guglielmino, ESPN’s Director of Programming & Acquisitions, Action Sports. “Therefore, as the leader in action sports coverage, we believe this series fits in perfectly with ESPN’s extensive, year-round commitment to this genre.”[IMAGE 3]
Now in its 20th year, DynoComm Sports has been a worldwide leader in bringing surfing and other action sports to millions of television viewers through such tours and events as the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour (ASP), the Bud Surf Tour, the Professional Surfing Tour of America, the Association of Volleyball Professionals Tour (AVP), Freeride Moto-X, US Open of Snowboarding and the Vans Triple Crowns of Surfing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross.
Gibby has served on the advisory boards of the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, Surfing America, the Surfrider Foundation and the ASP World Tour. He also serves as executive producer of the Professional Surfing Tour of America (PSTA) and one of the world’s leading action sports web sites, ExtremeSports.com.