Surfline Announces Return of GoPro of the World

$20,000 up for grabs in third installment of world-wide POV contest with added Drone category

Huntington Beach, California, UNITED STATES


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Surfline/Wavetrak Inc. and GoPro announced the return of the GoPro of the World Powered By Surfline contest. The digital contest is an opportunity for surfers to capture the thrill of surfing from a variety of unique perspectives, bringing viewers along with them onto the wave. Surfline and GoPro will award $20,000 to the surfer who captures the single best GoPro video clip between June 1st and October 31st, 2015 anywhere on Planet Earth. A new addition this season is the Best Drone category, which awards the best drone clip with a prize pack from 3DR Solo.
 
"It's just so cool that GoPro allows us to share such high quality video content with the world and bring people into situations like that, which we haven't been able to do until GoPro gave us the opportunity," said past GoPro of the World event winner and professional surfer Alex Gray. "I love GoPro, I bring them on every trip and winning $20,000 is just the craziest icing on the cake of all time."

The GoPro of the World judging panel features Cyrus Sutton, Pete Hodgson and Mike Prickett. For both awards, the judging criteria will consist of 25% cinematography and composition, 25% perspective and degree of difficulty of shooting, 25% beauty, lighting and wave quality, and 25% performance and style.
 
The contest format consists of 10 monthly finalists chosen by the judges. The selected clips are featured on Surfline and then go to a user vote -- the winning three clips receive GoPro cameras and a Surfline Premium memberships. The overall favorite clip takes home $1,000 cash, courtesy of GoPro.
 
Drone clips can be shot with any drone, but must be shot on a GoPro, with a stock lens. After market modified lenses will not be accepted. ND filters and polarizers are accepted. The Best Drone Winner will receive a Solo Prize Production Kit (value over $1500) including a Solo, Solo Gimbal, Solo Backpack, 2 sets of extra propellers, extra battery and 3DR shwag pack.
 
Clips can be submitted at http://www.surfline.com/gopro-of-the-world/III/
 
Watch highlights from the previous installments of GoPro of the World:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfX0dlQAOtU

About Surfline/Wavetrak Inc.
 
Surfline/Wavetrak, Inc. specializes in providing live and predicted ocean weather information, editorial content, and consulting services to consumers, businesses, and government agencies worldwide. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Surfline/Wavetrak Inc. is focused on enabling its customers to pursue peak surfing, marine, and fishing experiences through the Surfline.com, Buoyweather.com, and FishTrack.com brands on web and mobile platforms.

The Company offers paid premium subscription services on both web and mobile platforms. In addition to paid subscriptions, the Company also offers advertising and provides a range of marketing services designed to reach and connect with users of Surfline, Buoyweather, and FishTrack.

For more information on Surfline, please visit http://www.surfline.com and check out our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/surfline. You can follow us on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/surfline and Instagram: @surfline.
 
About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) 

GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro enables the world to capture and share its passion. And in turn, the world has helped GoPro become one of the most exciting and aspirational companies of our time.

For more information, visit www.gopro.com or connect with GoPro on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or LinkedIn.
 
GOPRO® and HERO® are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro Inc. in the United States and other countries.


        

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