LOS ANGELES, Calif./USA (Friday, January 15, 2021) - Today, the World Surf League (WSL) launched the new original series, โ€˜Getting Heated', starring Mick Fanning and Ross Williams. Fans can watch the premiere episode now on WorldSurfLeague.com. Future episodes will drop every Friday at 9:00 a.m. PST.

In this new weekly show, three-time World Champion Mick Fanning and Momentum Generation icon Ross Williams will face off with explosive takes, unfiltered opinions, and bold predictions. From overscored waves to underperforming surfers, to the surf industry at large, no subject will be off-limits.

"We know that surfers love to have their own friendly debates, but from a content perspective, it's hard to find mainstream surf personalities actually talking about it in the open," said Ryan Holcomb, WSL Studios, Executive Vice President. "Getting Heated provides surfing fans with truly unfiltered takes about surfing's most interesting topics from the most respected names in the sport. Mick and Ross each have incredible insight with unique and different perspectives that make them a dynamic duo to watch debate all things surf. In this series, they are encouraged to talk about anything that surfers would want to talk about - there will be no guard rails."

"This new show is different from existing formats because we are not holding back," said Williams. "We've been given the opportunity to share our unfiltered thoughts, and I am excited for the debates that will go down with Mick. We've been friends for many years, which should reflect in our willingness to speak our minds freely and have fun with juicy topics. This would be a conversation we would have on the beach watching live surfing go down, but now recorded for the fans to watch and listen."

The first episode of Getting Heated will debate the Championship Tour season's real contenders, John John Florence at Pipe, Carissa Moore's title defense, and the wildcard showdown.

The premiere episode is now live on WorldSurfLeague.com. Future episodes will drop every Friday at 9:00 a.m. PST.

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