|Pictured: Carissa Moore (HAW), Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Johanne Defay (FRA) are the 2021 Women’s WSL Final 5. Credit: WSL
Thank You To The 2021 Rip Curl WSL Finals Partners
The Rip Curl WSL Finals is proudly supported by Rip Curl, Jeep, Red Bull, Super 73, Shiseido, Oakley, DraftKings, Michelob ULTRA, IKEA, Expedia, Sambazon, Flying Embers, and Waterloo.
As the title partner of the event, Rip Curl will be helping WSL make history by crowning the undisputed world champions in this new one day event format. In partnership with Tilly’s, Rip Curl hosted a sweepstakes for a few lucky winners to get an all expenses paid trip to the Finals. Rip Curl will also be running a number of events for the San Clemente community during the event window, including working with Surfrider and WSL PURE on a beach clean up, hosting the Lineup Live, Rip Curl team signings and a live mural painting at the Rip Curl San Clemente retail location, and running surf and mentor sessions with the local boardriders youth club and Bethany Hamilton.
Long-standing WSL partners, Jeep and Red Bull, will also be activating on-sit. Jeep will feature the all new Jeep Wrangler 4xe, and fans will be able to experience the vehicles up close and personal and learn about the power of electrification. As they do at every stop, Red Bull will build the Red Bull Athlete Zone on the beach – bringing a beautiful, isolated locker room area and warm up area plus an area for friends and family of each Finalist to relax and watch the contest. Red Bull also gifted each finalist custom Super73 electric bikes to enable the athletes to get to and from the break more efficiently.
To celebrate the first ever Rip Curl WSL Finals Oakley will be outfitting water safety and their ambassadors in eyewear, Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold will be on tap for event VIPs, Waterloo will keep fans hydrated by offering a selection of premium sparkling water and DraftKings, WSL’s first ever sports better partner, will be upping the stakes with a prize pool to be raised from $1K to $10K.
IKEA will have an activation in San Clemente showcasing select products from their new Kaseberga product line. The Kaseberga product line was designed for surfers in collaboration with the WSL. The Kaseberga products will be available in IKEA stores in April 2022.
The event window for the one-day Rip Curl WSL Finals runs September 9 – September 17. The event will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and YouTube, as well as the free WSL app. Check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.
The health and safety of athletes, staff, and the local community are of the utmost importance and the WSL has been working closely with local authorities to put a robust set of procedures in place. This includes testing and advance screening protocols, physical distancing and limited personnel on-site.