The Body Glove Mavericks Invitational Is On

Redondo Beach, CA (January 22, 2014) – The official green light has been posted and the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro is scheduled to run this Friday, January the 24th. Tune to the for live streaming of the contest as well as NBC Sports, which will air the event final, live.

“The magic of Mavericks is just around the corner. After a solid flurry of solid surf to start the week off, The Mavericks invitational will complete the cycle and run on Friday,” states Gary Linden, Commissioner for Big Wave World Tour. “This highly anticipated event is sure to be worth the wait and fortunately we will all have the opportunity to be involved, live webcast all day long.”

This one-day, invitation-only surfing competition is held at the legendary Mavericks surf break, which is known as one of the world’s most dangerous breaks on earth, located in northern California just north of Half Moon Bay. The Mavericks Festival will run simultaneously giving fans the opportunity to gather together, enjoy the weather, music, and refreshments and watch the action streaming live on the JumboTrons.
The winner of the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational will receive a two and a half foot handcrafted bronzed statue titled the “Waterman” that immortalizes Body Glove founders, Bob and Bill Meistrell as LA County Lifeguards in the 50’s.

“We are extremely proud and excited to have the opportunity to present this years winner the Bronzed Waterman Memorial Trophy,” says Robbie Meistrell, Body Glove International CEO. “We feel that the trophy is fitting for the event since it was created to memorialize my father, uncle and all past, present, and future watermen around the world.”

“Our team is excited to be working with Universal and Red Bull, two industry giants, to deliver an unprecedented big wave event. The waves at Mavericks present one of the most spectacular canvases in the world, and this year we will be streaming the legendary competition with a monumental production,” says Jay Johnson, Executive Producer of Body Glove Mavericks Invitational. “The Body Glove team brings 60 years of surfing history and production expertise to the game and GoPro will ensure we capture more unique angles than ever before, and they will be infused directly into the live show.

“The waves are looking promising for Friday, swells are predicted to be between 30-40 feet,” says Rocky Raynor, Mavericks CEO and President. “The weather looks great and I think that we are going to have a great event.”

The Red Bull Signature Series TV show will air shortly after the event, giving everyone a chance to relive the greatest moments from the competition. Six weeks after the contest a one-hour program on the Red Bull signature series will air on NBC.

Invited Surfers
Ryan Augenstein
Grant “Twiggy” Baker
Chris Bertish
Carlos Burle
Ken “Skindog” Collins
Shawn Dollar
Shane Dorian
Nathan Fletcher
Mark Healey
Rusty Long
Greg Long
Alex Martins
Peter Mel
Ryan Seelbach
Jamie Sterling
Anthony Tashnick
Grant Washburn
Dave Wassel
Ben Wilkinson
Zach Wormhoundt
Tyler Fox
Collin Dwyer
Nic Lamb
Kohl Christensen

Frank Solomon
Shane Desmond
Kelly Slater
Tyler Smith
Danilo Couto
Derek Dunfee

About Body Glove:
Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Jamie O’Brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray, Zeke Lau and Guinness World Record Holder Garrett McNamara and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee.

 Body Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society have formed a legendary alliance to help preserve and protect the ocean while providing ocean and diving geared equipment to water enthusiasts around the globe. Some of the proceeds from the sale of those products go directly to Ocean Futures Society. Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove also works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.

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