Hyundai and Surfing Australia are launching ‘She’s Electric’, a platform to recognize and amplify female grassroots athletes on a national scale.
It will be the very first ABB national women’s surfing leaderboard leveraging LiveHeats data from Australian Boardriders Battles around the country. At the end of the season, the top five join Hyundai’s ‘Team Electric’, a sponsorship team to give female surfers support and exposure.
“On beaches and Boardrider clubs all around Australia there are women discovering or rekindling their love of surfing, yet many of these faces are yet to be discovered,” said Surfing Australia Head of Partnerships, Clarissa Pike.
She added that the She’s Electric Leaderboard is designed to unearth breakout female talent. “Tapping into our goal to support and supercharge the trend we’ve seen all over the country, particularly during covid, of women surfing, this platform will uncover the talented women that will inspire the next generation of girls to surf”.”
Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating Officer, John Kett added “At Hyundai we believe in driving Progress for Humanity and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with Surfing Australia to tackle the under-representation of female grassroots athletes. This transformative approach to sponsorship not only creates a fairer playing field but ignites the imagination of young female surfers – and the surf community – of what’s possible. Together, we’re paving the future of surfing, today. Imagine that!”
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