World Surf League Unveils "You Can't Script This:" Global Campaign Celebrates the Unpredictability of Surfing

Dec 07, 2015, 09:30 ET from World Surf League

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Surfing unfolds on the most beautiful and dynamic playing field in the world. From upsets to perfection, a thwarted shark attack to the most hotly contested Championship race in years, 2015 has been one of the most remarkable and unforgettable in the sport's history.     

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As fans and surfers converge on Oahu for the season finale -- the Billabong Pipe Masters -- the World Surf League has launched "You Can't Script This," its new global brand campaign.

"Competitive surfing is such an unpredictable sport and that's what makes it so compelling; with 'You Can't Script This,' our goal was to create a campaign that celebrates this simple truth about the sport we love," said Scott Hargrove, Chief Marketing Officer of the World Surf League.  "Whether it is seeing Gabriel Medina become the first Brazilian to win a World Championship, to Sally Fitzgibbons' victory in Fiji despite suffering a broken ear drum, to swell conditions that change by the minute, no other sport offers these types of compelling, unpredictable moments."

Hargrove continued:  "Instead of being our Achilles' heel – surfing's unscriptable nature challenges us to deliver new ways for fans and surfers to engage with the sport they love."

Anchoring the launch of "You Can't Script This" is Chaos Theory, a ninety-second film that serves as a metaphor for the sport's innate unpredictability.

The Chaos Theory concept was created by award-winning creative agency Mistress and was directed by Dan DiFelice.  The spot premiered on today, and will run across WSL's global broadcast partners in the U.S. (ABC), Brazil (ESPN), France (MCS) and Australia (FOX 5 Sports), as well as on Google's Display Network, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other news/social media outlets.

Since acquiring the Association of Surfing Professionals in 2012, the WSL has been committed to improving the quality, quantity and consistency of competitive surfing.  In the process, it has become the first truly digital sports league, providing 100% of its content online and for free.  Features such as personalized smartphone alerts notifying fans when their favorite athletes are about to hit the water, to a free mobile app enabling viewers to watch live WSL events (at some of the most remote and exotic locations on earth), make it simple for surfers and new fans to get in on the action.

About the World Surf League
Formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), the WSL has been championing the world's best surfing since 1976, running global products across the Samsung Galaxy men's and women's Championship Tours, 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; it strives to put the world's best surfers on the world's best waves.

Showcasing the world's best surfing on its digital platform at, the WSL has energized an already-passionate global fan base with millions around the world tuning in to see the likes of Kelly Slater, Filipe Toledo, Gabriel Medina, Makua Rothman, Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Greg Long, Stephanie Gilmore, John Florence, Carissa Moore and others do battle in the most dynamic field of play in all of sports. For more information, please visit


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