The season-opening Quiksilver Pro & Roxy Pro began on Sunday March 11 on Fox Sports as part of a new two-year agreement with World Surf League.
The first broadcaster in the world to televise entire surfing events live, Fox Sports will continue to show start-to-finish coverage of every Men’s and Women’s Championship Tour event, along with the Big Wave Tour live and in HD.
In 2018, Fox Sports will feature more surfing with live coverage of the inaugural Founders Cup beginning May 5.
The historic event will feature the world’s best surfers from five regions – USA, Brazil, Australia, Europe and the World – squaring off at a world-class, man-made wave venue in California.
With surfing legend Mick Fanning set to retire after the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the Aussie leg of the tour will be the last time to see the three-time World Champion in action.