"It's really great to know the WSL is taking all precautions related to COVID and putting our health and safety first. Using Oura Ring to track our health and recovery helps us stay on top of our overall wellness."
Current World No. 11 Lakey Peterson
Never before has being able to quickly and accurately monitor body signals been more important. And for the elite surfers on the 2021 WSL Championship Tour, the Oura Ring has been a source of easily-accessible, reliable, and personal health information - delivering an extra layer of information during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This season, Championship Tour surfers were given the opportunity to use the Oura Ring to monitor their recovery and key health metrics, helping to track risk of illness while in quarantine for the Australian leg of the tour and when traveling.
"We believe Oura can play an essential role in prioritizing the impact that sleep has on physical performance and are excited to support the WSL's efforts, especially in a time when health and safety are of the utmost importance" said Harpreet Singh Rai, Oura CEO.
Following their partnerships with leagues like the NBA and several independent validation studies - including one at the University of California, San Francisco where early results revealed that the Oura Ring's temperature sensor could one day be an effective tool for fever monitoring and early illness detection - the World Surf League knew the Oura Ring could play a role in prioritizing the health of surfers.
The Oura Ring is, and has been, a supplemental part of the World Surf League COVID-19 safety protocol. The personalized nature of Oura data and guidance has helped surfers stay on top of their health, monitor their body signals to prevent injury or illness, and promote recovery ensuring surfers get back to doing what they love safely.
"Early on during the planning process for the Australian leg of the World Surf League's Championship Tour, we identified and were very impressed with the health and safety capabilities of the Oura Ring in keeping our athletes and staff safe. Working closely with the Oura Ring team, the rings became a key component of our health and safety plans for our events. The Australian leg recently ended with an incredible finals showdown at Rottnest Island with Gabriel Medina and Sally Fitzgibbons winning the event" said Bob Kane, General Counsel, World Surf League.
ŌURA Health is the company behind the Oura Ring, a wearable that delivers daily, personalized Sleep, Readiness, and Activity insights.
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