Garrett McNamara X Anderson Cooper On 60 Minutes
Redondo Beach, CA, [March 5, 2013]– Body Glove team rider Garrett McNamara will be featured on the next episode of 60 Minutes Sports with Anderson Cooper, which will premiere this Wed. March 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
Cooper takes viewers inside the excitement, fear, pain and triumph of big wave surfing as the sport becomes more and more popular. Cooper profiles big wave surfer, Garrett McNamara, who currently holds the big-wave world record at 78 feet, and also joins him at his home in Oahu, Hawaii. They then venture nearly 8,000 miles to the ancient fishing village of Nazare, Portugal, where McNamara broke the world record in 2011 and just recently rode a wave said to rival that record. The show will give viewers the chance to see both waves up-close as they have never seen them before.
For all the heart stopping action, make sure to catch Garrett McNamara's spotlight on 60 Minutes Sports as well as live on the CBS Morning Show, which will air the next day, Thursday, March 7.
Above: Garrett McNamara’s big ol’ wave from Nazare, Portugal.
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 and Holly Beck 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.