GoPro Signs On as Presenting Sponsor of Mavericks Invitational

November 1, 2012

Mavericks Invitational, the world’s premier big wave surf contest, has announced that GoPro has signed on as the presenting sponsor.

GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and producer of some of today’s most engaging content, has made a two-year commitment to the contest.

“GoPro is a great fit,” said contest director and Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark. “GoPro started right here in Half Moon Bay by surfers and for surfers. We’ve watched them grow over the years through their unique ability to connect the public with action sports. We?re really excited to work together.”

Started in Half Moon Bay, California, GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities. 

“We are stoked to be part of Mavericks Invitational as it recognizes the world’s top big-wave surfers charging one of the most famous big waves on the planet,” said Paul Crandell, vice president of marketing for GoPro. “GoPro was created close to Mavericks. In fact, the harbor near Mavericks is where our founder Nick Woodman would do camera and water housing tests. So, the event also means a lot to us because these are our friends and neighbors who are behind this event. And with the GoPro camera onboard, we’re looking forward to providing people around the world with a unique perspective and idea of what it is like to drop in and ride at Mavericks.”

Mavericks Invitational organizers are preparing for the opening of the contest window, which starts on November 9, 2012, and runs though March 31, 2013.