Surfline Named USA Surfing’s Official Forecast and Media Partner
USA Surfing named Surfline its official forecast and media partner, as surfing prepares to make its 2020 Olympic debut in Tokyo.
With 4 million monthly active unique users and 450 live streaming cameras around the world, the Surfline network has by far the largest audience of surfers and ocean enthusiasts, is the world’s leading provider of surf report and forecast information, and acts as content development solution for leading brands through its content agency, A-Frame.
“We cannot think of a better partner to help inform surf audiences about how integral weather and surf prediction is to surfing performance,” said USA Surfing CEO Greg Cruse. “Surfline has a large and loyal following that has come to rely on Surfline’s in-the-know content and expertise.”
“We’re excited to help deliver on USA Surfing’s goal of surfing gold in 2020 and also help put surfing’s best foot forward in the 2020 Olympics,” said Ross Garrett, Surfline’s SVP of Corporate Development, “through our partnership, Surfline will bring our audience and content capabilities to the US team, the fans and key USA Surfing partners.”
As the official forecaster and media partner, Surfline will provide forecasts and decision support for USA Surfing competitions. Surfline will also produce content for USA Surfing partners via A-Frame, and provide editorial coverage of major USA Surfing competitions. Through their Mechanics, Surfology and other features, Surfline will deliver content to help audiences understand surf contests, surf conditions and surf spot dynamics.
“Surfline reaches both the core surf community and the much larger aspirational surfing community,” Ross Garrett continued. “As surfing gains interest through the Olympics, we are excited to give the world the resources to truly understand and appreciate our amazing sport.”
Throughout the summer and fall, USA Surfing and Surfline will announce an exciting and growing roster of brands lending their support to USA Surfing’s journey to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Additionally, Surfline and USA Surfing are collaborating to bring fans inside the BSR Surf Resort which is part of USA Surfing’s training program, and the 2018 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship held in Huntington Beach Oct. 27 – Nov. 4, where the team will be defending its world title.
ABOUT USA SURFING
USA Surfing is the National Governing Body for surfing in the United States, recognized by the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USA Surfing’s mission is to promote and grow the sport of surfing and support United States athletes of all backgrounds to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American competition. USA Surfing will oversee and support America’s Olympic team as surfing makes its debut in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and surfing and stand-up paddleboarding athletes compete in the 2019 Pan American Games.
Surfline’s websites, apps, and data feeds are used each day by surfers around the world to be inspired, entertained, and of course, to Know Before You Go, Surfline’s tagline. Powered by a 30-year data set, proprietary data modeling and a team of meteorologists and scientists with more than 100 years of combined surf forecasting experience, Surfline’s forecasts are unrivaled. With live HD cameras at over 400 surf destinations worldwide and award-winning editorial content, Surfline is the trusted source for all things surf. Surfline is also the company behind www.buoyweather.com and www.fishtrack.com, the leading ocean-forecast products in the fishing, boating and marine spaces. For more information visit www.surfline.com.