Oakley World Pro Junior on NBC’s WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS

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The 2010 Oakley World Pro Junior will be featured on NBC’s action and adventure sports television series, WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS® this weekend.

The broadcast is set to air Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT on your local NBC station.
In addition to showcasing some of the world’s top junior surfers including Oakley’s own Kolohe Andino, Shaun Joubert, Sage Erickson and Tyler Wright among others on the wave rich island of Bali, Indonesia, NBC Sports host Todd Harris also takes viewers on a surf trip to the Marshall Islands, to the top of Pikes Peak and inside the world of wakeskate.

Be sure to tune in!

Read NBC’s complete press release below:

NBC’S WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS® ROARS INTO SUMMER WITH AN ALL NEW JULY 16TH EPISODE

This episode features surfing, motorsports and wakeskating

NEW YORK, New York, July 14th 2011—The World of Adventure Sports® (WOAS), an action and adventure sports series, will air on Saturday, July 16th at 2:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT. Host, Todd Harris of NBC Sports brings viewers the fourth episode of the 2011 season from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

For more information, photos and video clips from past episodes please visit www.WorldofAdventureSports.com

The next episode will feature:

• Red Bull Surf Trip- Marshall Islands: Surf exploration is nearly as old as surfing itself but no matter how far we look, the next frontier is still on the horizon. This winter, Red Bull athletes Levi Siver, Jason Polakow and Kai Lenny joined legendary boat captain Martin Daly and the rest of the Oxbow Waterman Team in the wild and remote Marshall Islands. Equipped with windsurfers, kites, stand-up boards, long and shortboards no waves went unridden.

• Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2011: On June 26, Rhys Millen once again will try to break the world record in the unlimited class, at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2011. In order to be completely prepared and to avoid last year’s technical difficulties it is all about testing right now, and what better support could Rhys wish for than his father, Rod Millen, Pikes Peak world record holder 1994–2007.

• Wakeskating Pioneers: Wakeskating is an adaptation of wakeboarding in which riders are not bound to the board in any way, allowing for more technical skateboarding-influenced tricks like kickflips, as well as the use of water obstacles like rails and ramps. Wakeskaters can be towed behind boats, jet skis or even specially designed on-shore winches, making the rapidly growing sport much more accessible. Wakeskaters have typically worn skate shoes that provide maximum purchase on their boards but quickly get heavy and waterlogged. Teva riders Matt Hooker and Matt Crowhurst sport the Teva Gnarkosi which is a high-performance wakeskate water shoe and show us that the progression of wakeskating has no boundaries!

• Oakley World Pro Junior 2010: The Oakley ASP World Pro Junior is a unique surfing event on the wave rich island of Bali, Indonesia. The event is the first stop of the prestigious ASP World Junior Tour, and eventually crowning the 20 and under world champion.Two-world class breaks are utilized for the event, moving depending on conditions. The field is made up of 64 international competitors from throughout the world including Brazil, USA, Hawaii, Australia, Japan, and France. The men and women are competing for a combined prize purse of $95,000.

WOAS 2011 broadcast schedule on NBC*:

July 16th 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
September 10th 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET (NEW DATE AND TIME)
October 9th 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET
November 13th 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
December 18th 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

For the airing schedule of WOAS on VERSUS and Universal Sports please click here

Show times are subject to change

About The World of Adventure Sports®
From adrenaline sports to expedition adventures, the Emmy award winning World of Adventure Sports captures the world’s greatest events and behind the scenes stories that reveal the passion of those who play to the edge. The World of Adventure Sports is managed and produced by Aura360 and 360 Productions and is owned and managed by Aura360 and Red Bull in conjunction with NBC Sports Ventures.

World of Adventure Sports airs throughout the year on NBC Sports, VERSUS and Universal Sports and is syndicated internationally.

Sponsors of the July 16th episode of the World of Adventure Sports include Red Bull, Garmin, Progressive, Teva and Oakley.

Author

Elishia Matta

Date

July 14, 2011