Fuel TV Announces Series of Surf-Related Programming

Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards” will telecast exclusively on Fuel TV Sunday, May 1 at 9:00PM ET. Fuel is also launching The Surf Spot, a daily surf programming block, and premiering two new surf series: “Storm Surfers” and “The Surf Chronicles 2010.” FUEL TV Dirctor of Development and Current Programing, Shane Coburn saidĀ  “Surfing is a core part of FUEL TV’s programming and we’re proud to offer a window into this world that can’t be found on any other network.”


Here are some more details from the official press release:

The “Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards” presented by Monster Energy honors the greatest big wave surfers in the world tackling the largest waves of the past year. The hour-long awards show names winners in seven divisions, earning a share of the $130,000 in prize money. Sal Masekela (X Games Announcer) hosts the show that includes appearances from members of the legendary rock band Metallica and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Marisa Miller.

“Billabong is excited to be partnering with FUEL TV on this year’s XXL Global Big Wave Awards,” says Graham Stapelberg, Billabong VP Of Marketing. “We are passionate about this global event as it truly captures the spirit of these incredible surfers and how they’re pushing the limits of what can be ridden.”

Beginning Monday, May 2 at 1:00PM ET, FUEL TV introduces a new, daily one-hour programming block called The Surf Spot presented by Volcom. The Surf Spot features various surf shows and films from the FUEL TV library.

“Volcom is stoked to be working with FUEL TV on the new block, Surf Spot,” says Brad Dougherty, Volcom’s VP Surfing. “Surfing is a major part of Volcom’s core DNA and we’re excited to support FUEL TV with its daily presentation of surfing.”

On Tuesday, May 10 at 9:00PM ET, FUEL TV premieres “Storm Surfers,” a documentary style show following former World Champion Tom Carroll and Big Wave Legend Ross Clarke-Jones as they track storms around the continent of Australia in search of the largest, most dangerous waves and attempt to surf them. These fearless adventurers ride 40-foot monsters, battling sub-zero waters, hail storms, and each other in two, one-hour episodes.

Coming Monday, June 27 at 10:00PM ET/PT is “The Surf Chronicles 2010,” a new series that takes an inside look into the 2010 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour. The six, half-hour episodes produced by Red Bull follow the biggest surfers in the world including ten-time World Champion Kelly Slater, two-time World Champion Mick Fanning, South African upstart Jordy Smith, and others.

FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunesĀ®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.

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