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WSL Breaks New Ground in Brazil with Globosat

Brazil's biggest broadcaster to carry world's best surfing.

LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Monday, April 6, 2015) - The World Surf League (WSL) is pleased to announce a multi-year broadcast partnership with Globosat in Brazil which will bring the world's best surfing to 50 million Brazilian viewers across Globosat's expansive television platform.

"It is the most exciting time in the history of the sport right now," Paul Speaker, WSL CEO, said. "The performances of the world's best surfers, the dynamic venues around the globe and the unparalleled adventure, athleticism and competitive drama of professional surfing has surged in the past 24 months. Being able to partner with Globosat, exposing such a large audience to professional surfing, represents a major step for both our sport and our company and is further illustrative of the tremendous momentum the WSL is experiencing."

"The country of Brazil is on an incredible run, first with the rise of the 'Brazilian Storm' and recently with Gabriel Medina's maiden World Title clinching." Speaker continued. "The success is a testament to the country's belief in surfing as a legitimate and dynamic sport as well as the support of their athletes."

A pioneer in live webcasting and digital content, the WSL has seen unprecedented growth over the past 24 months in terms of audience aggregation, growth and engagement. Today's announcement of the WSL's partnership with Globosat is further indicative of the League's commitment to fostering relationships with top-of-class entities and delivering an unparalleled sporting experience to the largest possible audience.

"We have a long relationship with the surf universe and is such an honor for us to continue with WSL, bringing the very best in the world of surfing," Pedro Garcia, Globosat Sports CEO.

Join the world's best surfers at the next stop on the 2015 WSL Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour will be the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia from April 1 - 12, 2015 LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com

WSL Samsung Galaxy Men's Championship Tour (CT):

  • Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: February 28 - March 13, 2015 - won by Filipe Toledo (BRA)
  • Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: April 1 - 12, 2015
  • Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: April 15 - 26, 2015
  • Rio Pro: May 11 - 22, 2015
  • Fiji Pro: June 7 - 19, 2015
  • J-Bay Open: July 8 - 19, 2015
  • Billabong Pro Teahupoo: August 14 - 25, 2015
  • Hurley Pro at Trestles: September 9 - 20, 2015
  • Quiksilver Pro France: October 6 - 17, 2015
  • Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal: October 20 - 31, 2015
  • Billabong Pipeline Masters: December 8 - 20, 2015

WSL Samsung Galaxy Women's Championship Tour (CT) schedule:

  • Roxy Pro Gold Coast: February 28 - March 13, 2015 - won by Carissa Moore (HAW)
  • Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach: April 1 - 12, 2015
  • Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: April 15 - 26, 2015
  • Rio Women's Pro: May 11 - 22, 2015
  • Fiji Women's Pro: May 31 - June 5, 2015
  • Trestles Women's Pro: September 9 - 20, 2015
  • Cascais Women's Pro: September 22 - 28, 2015
  • Roxy Pro France: October 6 - 17, 2015
  • Maui Women's Pro: November 22 - December 6, 2015

For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com

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