GoPro cameras sign on Kelly Slater to team roster
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 May, 2012 : - - Half Moon Bay -- GoPro is excited to welcome 11 time Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Champion, Kelly Slater, to its team of athletes. 'Im stoked. Ive had a lot of fun with the GoPro camera and in just the few sessions Ive had so far with it, Ive gotten more images than I have in a long time,' said Kelly Slater.
Slater has dominated the sport for two decades, becoming both the youngest (at age 20), and the oldest (at age 39) surfer to win the ASP title. He joins GoPros team of surf athletes that include Mark Healey, Alana Blanchard, Sunny Garcia, Jamie Sterling, Kelia Moniz, Harley Ingleby, Monyca Byrne Wickey, Hughes Oyarzabel, Anthony Walsh, Kalani Chapman and Chuck Patterson.
Working with Kelly takes me back to why I started GoPro, says GoPros Founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. We began as a wrist camera for surfing company with a vision to help the average surfer capture photos that made him or her look like a pro
like Kelly Slater. Now GoPro is helping Kelly, himself, capture and share his own experience with fans around the world and its blowing my mind. I guess this whole GoPro thing is kind of working out
In addition to competing on the ASP world tour, Kelly spends much of his time traveling the globe in search of the best surf. Photos and videos captured by Kelly during his travels will be broadcast on The GoPro Network at GoPro.com, GoPros Facebook page and on GoPros YouTube Channel.
In addition to its Surf Team, GoPro is sponsoring the 2012 Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing, the Standup World Tour as well as the Surfing America series and the PacSun USA Surf Team.
About GoPro: Based in Half Moon Bay, California, GoPro makes the worlds most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture and share their passions through immersive video and photos. GoPros HD HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. GoPros products are sold in over 80 countries worldwide and at GoPro.com.
Author: Rick Loughery
Tags: Kelly Slater, GoPro, Water Camera