Body Glove Mavericks Invitational Presented by GoPro
Body Glove is proud to announce their multi-year Title Sponsorship in support of the Mavericks Invitational. The Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro will bring together the best big wave competitors to challenge one of the biggest waves in the world.
This one-day, invitation-only surf competition is held at the legendary Mavericks surf break, known as one of the most dangerous breaks on earth, Mavericks is located in northern California just south of San Francisco. The invited 24 big-wave surfers will attempt to tame the massive swells on the biggest and best day of the 2013-14 winter season.
“We are thrilled to work with the community of Half Moon Bay to make the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational the premier event that it deserves to be,” states Robbie Meistrell, CEO of Body Glove International. “Body Glove has had an extensive history of involvement in surf competitions in the last 60 years and is proud to say that it has launched many careers of today’s surfing elite. It’s only natural that we partner with Mavericks Invitational, an event that is the absolute pinnacle of adrenaline, fueled by big wave riding. We look forward to having a long lasting and prosperous relationship.”
“Bringing two brands together with such a deep-rooted history in surfing just amps up the energy and creativity around this event,” says Mavericks pioneer and contest director Jeff Clark. “We’re really looking forward to growing together for the sake of big wave surfing, the competitors and our community.”
“Mavericks Invitational is one of the premier events on the Big Wave World Tour. To have Body Glove and its rich history partner up with the BWWT and Mavericks Invitational it is sure to be a great event. With all their support, the stories of the athletes and big wave surfing competition will be conveyed to the globe through a world-class production. I cannot wait to get this winter started,” says Peter Mel, 2012-13 Mavericks Invitational champion.
Rocky Raynor, CEO of Mavericks Invitational states, “We want to thank Body Glove for sponsoring this fantastic event. It really means a lot to our great community and to the surfers.”
“Body Glove has been representing the world’s best surfers for more than 60 years. It’s only fitting that Body Glove will now be supporting 24 of the world’s bravest surfers at Mavericks. The combination fits like a glove,” says Dave Wassel, Mavericks Invitational competitor and Body Glove team rider.
This year’s Opening Ceremony will take place on the beach at Mavericks on Friday, October 25, 2013. The day features the official Opening Ceremony and paddle-out to share the spirit of this special place with the community that embraces the world of big wave surfing. The window for the 2013-14 Mavericks Invitational opens Nov. 1, and the contest could happen any time between then and March 31, 2014. Tickets and information about the event are online at www.mavericksinvitational.com.
The 24 Invited Competitors:
- Ryan Augenstein (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Grant Baker (South Africa)
- Chris Bertish (South Africa)
- Carlos Burle (Brazil)
- Kohl Christensen (Hawaii)
- Ken Collins (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Shawn Dollar (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Shane Dorian (Hawaii)
- Colin Dwyer (Pacifica, CA)
- Nathan Fletcher (San Clemente, CA)
- Tyler Fox (Aptos, CA)
- Mark Healey (Hawaii)
- Nic Lamb (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Greg Long (San Clemente, CA)
- Rusty Long (San Clemente, CA)
- Alex Martins (Brazil)
- Peter Mel (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Ryan Seelbach (San Francisco, CA)
- Jamie Sterling (Hawaii)
- Anthony Tashnick (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Grant Washburn (San Francisco, CA)
- Dave Wassell (Hawaii)
- Ben Wilkinson (Australia)
- Zach Wormhoudt (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Shane Desmond (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Danilo Couto (Brazil)
- Derek Dunfee (San Diego, CA
- Kelly Slater (Cocoa Beach, FL)
- Tyler Smith (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Frank Solomon (South Africa)