FOX Sports has secured multi-year television rights to TITANS OF MAVERICKS, the premium, big-wave surfing event that takes place at the legendary surf spot Mavericks just off the coastline of Half Moon Bay, Calif. Fueled by the El Nino weather pattern, the contest is expected to be held in death-defying 40- to 50-foot surf this Friday and made into an exciting, 90-minute primetime television show targeted for late spring.
“This winter has already seen some of the biggest waves ridden around the world,” says Melissa Forman, FOX Sports SVP, Development, Original Programming. “We’re excited that the surfers will be ready to take on giant waves at Mavericks this week. It will be like no other sporting event ever presented on FOX Sports and we’re thrilled to be a part of the whole experience.”
“We’re delighted to have FOX Sports tentpole this fantastic franchise,” says Griffin Guess, Titans of Mavericks Principle. “Mavericks is one of the most thrilling action sports events on Earth and dominates the surf space. I look forward to FOX Sports bringing its excellence, edge and exper-tise to presenting the biggest waves in the world into U.S. homes. Viewers are going to love this.”
TITANS OF MAVERICKS is the globally recognized big-wave event and brand. With the event window running from November 1 until March 31, 24 of the world’s best surfers attempt to com-pete at the highest level of skill, risk and athleticism to stand out and effortlessly challenge these the massive swells on the biggest and best day of the winter season. They put it all on the line for a shot at victory and a piece of the six figure prize purse. These elite athletes risk death-defying drops and bone-crushing wipeouts in the ultimate quest of man-versus-nature.
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