The Apple Watch has been designated as the official wearable by the World Surf League (WSL), and will soon be used for the first time by competitors as official equipment in a sporting event.
WSL competitors will utilize the WSL Surfer app on the Apple Watch Series 8 and the Apple Watch Ultra to receive updates while surfing in the competition during the 2023 Championship Tour. The app is made to sync in real-time with the WSL Scoring System, providing competitors with crucial information on scores, wave priority, and remaining heat time.
Before each heat, each contestant will receive an Apple Watch, which will already have the WSL app installed on it. During the previous two tours, the app was tested by Championship Tour surfers to make sure it suited their demands. Apple is “thrilled” that the WSL is adopting the Apple Watch, according to Eric Jue, Director of Apple Watch Product Marketing.
The Billabong Pro Pipeline will serve as the first event for the 10-event, seven-nation 2023 Championship Tour. Events from the tour will be streamed online, on the WSL YouTube channel, and on the WSL app. On February 17, 2023, the surfing documentary “Make or Break,” which follows the WSL Championship Tour, will return.