SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Among the breaking surf and a surge of a half-million spectators, the surfing world has descended on Huntington Beach, Calif. through July 31 for the 2016 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. LifeProof, the No. 1-selling waterproof case in the U.S, returns as a sponsor and will be hitting the sand and surf for product demos, athlete competitions and the debut of the brand's first surf film.*
LifeProof athletes Gary Young (BMX), Tom Schaar (skate) and Lizzie Armanto (skate) will also be competing throughout the week alongside some of the top talent in the BMX and skate worlds.
Young will be competing in the BMX Van Doren Invitational at the Vans Pro Park course on July 29. He won the competition in 2014. Schaar, new to the Huntington Beach scene, will take on the Vans Pro Skate Park Series on July 30. Schaar took first in the 2015 Vans Pool Party pros division. Armanto will compete for the fourth time in Huntington Beach as part of the Vans Pro Skate Series on July 26. She clinched third place in last year's women's Vans Pro Skate Series after back-to-back wins the two years prior.
LifeProof allows smartphone users to hang loose on the sand or in the water with its four-proof cases. The super slim designs are waterproof to 6.6 feet, drop proof to 6.6 feet, dirt proof and snow proof. All device functionality remains intact, making LifeProof cases an ideal companion for long competition days.
The LifeProof surf production, Chilo en Mexico, will debut during the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing on Thursday, July 28. The short surf film stars Rob Machado, Justin Machado, Tim Curran and Kalle Carranza and documents the journey of a hopeful surf trip to an epic destination in Mexico. The film will be live on lifeproof.comFriday, July 29.
LifeProof® encourages technology users to unleash the remarkable by taking their smartphone and tablet devices on every adventure regardless of dirt, sand, water, rocks and other environmental hazards. LifeProof premium cases boast four-proof protection for smartphone and tablet devices and provide freedom from environmental constraints. LifeProof is the No. 1-selling waterproof case in the U.S. and is committed to inspiring its customers to live an active, no-limits lifestyle.* For more information, visit www.lifeproof.com. #LiveLifeProof
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About the World Surf League
The World Surf League (WSL), formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), is dedicated to celebrating the world's best surfing on the world's best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The League, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a truly global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.
The WSL has been championing the world's best surfing since 1976, running global events across the Samsung Galaxy Men's and Women's Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport's rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels.
Showcasing the world's best surfing on its digital platform at WorldSurfLeague.com as well as the free WSL app, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Mick Fanning, John John Florence, Stephanie Gilmore, Greg Long, Gabriel Medina, Carissa Moore, Makua Rothman, Kelly Slater, Adriano de Souza and more battle on the most unpredictable and dynamic field of play of any sport in the world.