Griffin Colapinto Signs Deal with Creatures of Leisure
World leading surf hardware company, Creatures of Leisure are excited to become the exclusive surf hardware sponsor for WSL rising star, Griffin Colapinto.
After joining the Creatures of Leisure team back in 2012, the Creatures team instantly knew that Griffin was bound for big things in surfing. Since qualifying for the world tour prior to the 2018 season, Griffin has been putting Creatures’ surf accessories to the ultimate test as he travels the world as a WSL surfer.
Trusting his surf equipment is of the utmost importance to Griffin as he competes and proves himself on the world’s largest stage. Griffin has become a big influencer on the development of Creatures recently released SUPERLITE leash, and has helped prove the leash through his boundary-pushing, innovative surfing approach.
Griffin has loved working with the Creatures of Leisure team since day one and knows he can trust the product from top to bottom, whether that is his signature traction in heats or the Creatures Boardcover range for his worldwide travel.
“I’m really happy to be with Creatures of Leisure. I have been with them from the beginning and feel like they’re a brand that is always producing cutting edge product. I have enjoyed working with the team to make my new signature pad. After a few tweaks in the design, I think we nailed it.”
Griffin and the Creatures product development team worked together in 2017 to develop Griffin’s first signature traction pad, which is designed to perfectly suit Griffin’s style of surfing and personality. The pad has become one of the best selling signature traction pads offered by the brand, globally and is also offered in Creatures Grom size, the ‘Mini Griffin’ – the perfect grip for young surfers looking for reliable, high quality equipment to compliment their surfing.
Creatures of Leisure’s Global Brand & Product Manager, Beau Campi is excited about Griffin’s future as a WSL surfer and looks forward to having him as a marquee member of the Creatures international team
“We are stoked to have Griffin further our already fantastic relationship, and now rely on Creatures of Leisure for all surf accessories. Griffin’s innovative and technical approach has inspired us to meet the fast moving demands of the youth’s surfing and influence. Griffin has been instrumental in providing feedback to our latest product innovation in the SUPERLITE leash, and also dialing in his high expectations from his signature traction.
Our team is truly world class, and I see Griffin etching product lines and advancements in the direction like 3x world champ Mick Fanning has continually done for the Creatures of Leisure brand.
We’ve only seen a glimpse of where Griffin can take modern surfing, and I look forward to providing him the best tools to show the world how much of an influence he will be. Let’s go Griff!”
Griffin will be surfing the Vans US Open of Surfing, which has commenced in Huntington Beach, California. With several strong performances in past years, Griffin is a definite favorite to take home the event with his explosive and unpredictable surfing in 2019. Beyond the US Open, Griffin will be spending the summer traveling on the WSL tour, training in between events at home and working with the Creatures team to continue improving all aspects of their product offering.
About Creatures of Leisure
In all that we do at Creatures of Leisure – and we’ve been doing it for 32 years now – we strive to meld the lessons of our experience with cutting edge materials and designs to create highly functional, premium quality surf hardware that is built to last. Yallingup, Western Australia is the home and testing ground for Creatures of Leisure products. Located on Western Australia’s wave-rich South West coast, Yallingup and its surrounds has bred some of the world’s best surfers for several generations. The region boasts multiple breaks within a relatively short span of coast, most with a reputation for quality and a power comparable with that of Hawaii. It’s the perfect place to test surf hardware. None of the Creatures of Leisure products hit the market without being given a thorough workout in these waves by our staff and sponsored riders or further afield by members of our international surf team.
Visit our website to learn more about Creatures of Leisure: www.creatures.com.au