Kayo Sports will provide more surfing action partnering with Surfing NSW to stream its biggest ever lineup of grassroots surfing tournaments live and free via Kayo Freebies in 2022.
The partnership – announced today – will see six key Surfing NSW events added to Kayo’s unrivaled surfing offering, beginning with the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series on 24 February.
Headlined by the new Surfing NSW Challenge Her Team's Classic which aims to build a more inclusive female surfing culture and increase participation (held across March, April and July), the other Surfing NSW tournaments streaming on Kayo Freebies include the Oz Grom Cup (April), Junior Shortboard State Titles (August), Manly Junior Teams Event (September) and the Australian Open of Surfing (across September, October and February 2023).
Kayo Sports CEO Julian Ogrin said: “Kayo is thrilled to partner with Surfing NSW to showcase some of Australia’s brightest surfing talent.
“Now everyone can watch these community surfing events on Kayo Freebies, bringing live surfing to more Australian fans than ever before.”
Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden said: “Surfing’s debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was a great launch pad for the sport and our homegrown athletes, and it’s only the beginning,” said Madden. “Sports fans will now be able to watch our future stars on their journey to greatness and we’re so stoked Kayo is here to enhance that experience and help surfing reach more people.”
Kayo will also have the Gold Coast & Sydney Surf Pro events of the Challenger Series available LIVE to stream in 2022, with more than 1100 hours of WSL content to be broadcast throughout the year.
2022 marks the 13th year of the WSL’s partnership with Foxtel.
Kayo Freebies can be accessed by downloading the Kayo Sports app or visiting www.kayosports.com.au/freebies and registering for a Freebies account. Kayo Freebies are free, and no credit card details are required to register and start streaming.
Surfing NSW event broadcast schedule:
2022 Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series – February-March
- Carve Great Lakes Pro – 24th -25th February
- Gage Roads Port Stephens Pro – 28th February - 1st March
- Mad Mex Maroubra Pro – 5th - 6th March (presented by N G Farah)
- Vissla Central Coast Pro – 18th - 19th March (presented by Mad Mex)
Surfing NSW Challenge Her Team's Classic – March, April, July
- Event 1: Newcastle – 28th March (supported by Surfest Newcastle)
- Event 2: Kiama – 30th April
- Event 3: Lennox Head – 3rd July
Oz Grom Cup – April
NSW Junior Shortboard State Titles – July
Manly Junior Teams Event – September
Australian Open of Surfing – September, October, February