Cameras company GoPro has taken 11-time Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Champion, Kelly Slater, in its team of athletes.
“I’m stoked. I’ve had a lot of fun with the GoPro camera and in just the few sessions I’ve had so far with it, I’ve 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 GoPro’s 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.
“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,” said GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman.
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, GoPro’s Facebook page and on GoPro’s 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.