The World Surf League (WSL) has announced Boost Mobile as the new Title Sponsor for the opening event of the 2019 Women’s Championship Tour (CT) on the Gold Coast.
The Boost Mobile Pro will run at Snapper Rocks from April 3 – 13 and make history as the first CT event to award equal prize money following WSL’s groundbreaking commitment in September of 2018.
“We’re really happy that Boost Mobile has come on board to support the season opener and are thrilled that they are partnering with us to put on one of surfing’s most iconic and historic competitions,” WSL CEO, Sophie Goldschmidt said.
“The 2019 women’s Championship Tour is set to be our most exciting season yet with the introduction of equal prize money being rolled out across our events, the first of which will be the Boost Mobile Pro on the Gold Coast”.
Boost Mobile will endeavour to bring fans closer to their favourite sport, no matter where they are, with some of the most competitive new prepaid plans on the Telstra Mobile Network*.
Boost Mobile General Manager, Jason Haynes, said: “We’re excited and proud to continue and grow our partnership with the World Surf League here in Australia in 2019, kicking off as Title Sponsor for the Boost Mobile Pro.
“The gender equity policy changes in surfing are important, they matter to our customers, competitors and the community at large.
“We look forward to supporting this historic event, whilst giving our customers and fans an incredible experience and access to the world’s best surfers as they compete to become WSL Champion, and are rewarded as they deserve.”
Current World No. 6, Sally Fitzgibbons, is no stranger to success at Snapper Rocks with four Semifinal appearances and one Final at the famed point break.
“What an epic new look having Boost Mobile partner with WSL for the women’s Gold Coast Snapper Rocks event,” Fitzgibbons said.
“It is such a significant time in women’s surfing and I feel empowered to be part of the sport and what it represents.”
11-time WSL Champion, Kelly Slater, is excited to return to full-time competition at stop No.1 on the Gold Coast, particularly given the historical significance of the event.
“The women on the tour deserve this change,” Slater said.
“I’m so proud that surfing is choosing to lead sports in equality and fairness.
“The female WSL athletes are equally committed to their craft as the male athletes and should be paid the same.”