Surfing America | GoPro Join Forces

Surfing America Announces Sponsorship Partnership With GoPro

San Juan Capistrano, CA – March 19, 2012 – Surfing America is pleased to announce the addition of GoPro as the official camera of Surfing America and the PacSun USA Surf Team. In addition to monetary support, GoPro will provide members of the PacSun USA Surf Team their state-of-the-art GoPro HD HERO2 cameras and accessories, as well as training to help them capture amazing high definition video and photos. The GoPro HD HERO2 features true 1080p video and 11 MP still images that can fire off 10 photos in one second!

The content these talented surfers create will be edited and shared on Surfing America’s website ( and Facebook page ( as well as the PacSun USA Surf Team members’ blogs and Facebook pages. The best content will receive exposure on the GoPro Facebook page reaching nearly 2,000,000 action sports enthusiasts that “Like” GoPro. “This exposure will highlight Surfing America’s mission of raising the bar on competitive surfing in the USA and get it out to a huge audience,” says Greg Cruse, Surfing America executive director.

GoPro’s Adam Instone says, “We are excited to partner with Surfing America and the PacSun USA Surf Team. Getting our product into the water with the top under 18 year old surfers in the nation should result in some amazing content. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.” PacSun USA Surf Team Coach, Ian Cairns said, “GoPro makes the best products hands down, for catching the action in the water. We are stoked to have their products and expertise in partnership with the PacSun USA Surf Team to develop both entertaining and educational training oriented content.”

About GoPro
Based in Half Moon Bay, California, GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture and share their lives’ most exciting moments in professional quality HD video and photos. GoPro’s HD HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. GoPro’s products are sold in over 140 countries via specialty sports and mass-market retailers and at

About Surfing America, Inc.
Surfing America is the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sport’s World Governing Authority. Surfing America is an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 charitable organization and an industry-wide initiative. With a primary emphasis on youth development, key projects include: improving competition standards, hosting national championship events, and selecting and fielding the official United States Surf Team to compete internationally.

All donations made to Surfing America are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Donation checks should be made payable to: Surfing America, 33161 Camino Capistrano Suite F San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. End of year tax receipts are sent to every individual donor of more than $250. For donations under $250, a canceled check or credit card statement is sufficient evidence for IRS purposes. Surfing America will send a tax receipt to any donor who requests one.

Surfing America Mission Statement
The Mission of Surfing America is to promote the growth, competitive success, and positive image of surfing in the USA and to provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing, and administrating the sport–while producing champions.