LPL are excited to announce our sponsorship of the Barrett Homes Surf Open.
Taking place at Papamoa Beach on Sunday February 17th 2019, the Barrett Homes Surf Open will run throughout the weekend. The finals, broadcasted live from 10am to 2pm, can be viewed by surfing fans on SKY Sport 2.
The Barrett Homes Surf Open is one of seven events on the New Zealand Surf Series for 2019 and features the country’s best surfers in the Open Men’s and Women’s Divisions. Over $8,000 in prize money is up for grabs across the four divisions. More information can be found on Surfing NZ’s official website.
Over the past decade, video games and action sports have always had a natural alignment – with the likes of wildly successful Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer, Matt Hoffman Pro BMX and SKATE gaming franchises. Both genres of sport attract the same audience (young males 16-35). LPL is excited to support action sports here in New Zealand and hope to build on this natural synergy in the future.
LPL will also be calling SKY Sport the home of their content this year, having just announced that the channels will host a weekly broadcasting programme of esports content starting this week and continuing throughout 2019.
Viewers can tune in to the Barrett Homes Surf Open this Sunday 17th February on SKY Sport 2 from 10am to catch the action.