ASB MAGAZINE: Creatures of Leisure have resigned with WSL ranked #28 and rising star, Griffin Colapinto as the Californian’s exclusive surf hardware sponsor. After joining the Creatures of Leisure team back in 2012, Griffin qualified for the world tour for the 2018 season and has been putting Creatures’ surf accessories to the ultimate test at the elite level of competition and mind-blowing free surfing sessions in between.
Colapinto has become a big influencer on the development of Creatures recently released SUPERLITE leash helping to prove the leash through his innovative approach to surfing
“I’m really happy to be with Creatures of Leisure. I have been with them from the beginning and feel like they’re a brand that is always producing cutting edge product. I have enjoyed working with the team to make my new signature pad. After a few tweaks in the design, I think we nailed it,” said Colapinto.
Griffin and the Creatures product development team worked together in 2017 to develop Griffin’s first signature traction pad. The pad has become one of the best-selling signature traction pads globally and is also offered in Creatures Grom size, the ‘Mini Griffin’ – the perfect grip for young surfers looking for reliable, high quality equipment to compliment their surfing.
Creatures of Leisure’s Global Brand & Product Manager, Beau Campi is excited about Griffin’s future as a WSL surfer and looks forward to having him as a marquee member of the Creatures international team
“We are stoked to have Griffin further our already fantastic relationship, and now rely on Creatures of Leisure for all surf accessories. Griffin’s innovative and technical approach has inspired us to meet the fast – moving demands of the youth’s surfing and influence,” said Campi.
Griffin has been instrumental in providing feedback to our latest product innovation in the SUPERLITE leash, and also dialing in his high expectations from his signature traction.
Our team is truly world class, and I see Griffin etching product lines and advancements in the direction like 3x world champ Mick Fanning has continually done for the Creatures of Leisure brand.
We’ve only seen a glimpse of where Griffin can take modern surfing, and I look forward to providing him the best tools to show the world how much of an influence he will be. Let’s go Griff!”
Watch Griffins incredible recovery, mid heat at the Van’s US Open of Surfing HERE
ABOUT CREATURES OF LEISURE
Dating back to the first leash prototype in 1976 by John Malloy the Creatures’ founder, the brand has been committed to product innovation. Creatures continues to pioneer advancements through innovative exclusive materials and construction refinements. We strive to meld the lessons of our experience with cutting edge materials and designs to create highly functional, premium quality surf hardware that is built to last.
Located on Western Australia’s wave-rich South West coast, Yallingup and its surrounds has bred some of the world’s best surfers for several generations. The region boasts multiple breaks within a relatively short span of coast, most with a reputation for quality and a power comparable with that of Hawaii. It’s the perfect place to test surf hardware. None of the Creatures of Leisure products hit the market without being given a thorough workout in these waves by our staff and sponsored riders or further afield by members of our international surf team.
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