FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

WORLD SURF LEAGUE AND NBC SPORTS PARTNER ON OLYMPIC DOCUMENTARY SERIES: TAHITI BOUND

    • Six-episode Series Tracks WSL Athletes on Their Journey to the Olympic Games
    • First episode to debut on Sunday, March 3, at 1 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock
    • Paris Olympic Recap Show to air Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock
    • Presented on CNBC, Peacock, NBC Sports YouTube Channel
    • More Available at WorldSurfLeague.com

 

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA (Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024) – The World Surf League (WSL), the global home of competitive surfing, is thrilled to announce a collaboration with NBC Sports, the official broadcaster of the 2024 Paris Olympics, to produce an Olympic documentary series, Tahiti Bound.

With surfing making its return to the Olympic stage this year in Paris, the WSL and NBC Sports have partnered on a new series that will feature the stories and journeys of qualified Olympians and Team USA athletes on this season’s WSL Championship Tour and the road to the 2024 Olympic surfing competition in Tahiti.

CNBC and Peacock will present six action-packed 44-minute episodes, highlighting the world-class athletes on their journeys to Teahupo’o, with the first installment set to premiere this Sunday, March 3, at 1 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock.

Additionally, there will also be a single highlight show recapping the Olympic Games and the 2024 WSL CT results, Tahiti to Trestles, airing Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. All seven episodes will also be available on the NBC Sports YouTube Channel. To view the entire schedule, see the chart at the bottom of the release.

“Paris is re-imagining the presentation of the Olympics in so many exciting ways, and staging the surfing competition in Tahiti will provide one of the most evocative backdrops imaginable,” said Joe Gesue, Senior Vice President of Olympic Programming and Executive Editor, NBC Sports. “Partnering with the WSL for such in-depth access to the athletes’ personal journeys to this unique Olympic setting aligns perfectly with our commitment to storytelling.”

“2024 is set to be a transformative year for the sport thanks, in large part, to the Olympic Games, which is the biggest stage in the world,” said Cherie Cohen, WSL Chief Revenue Officer. “The WSL is in an ideal position to provide content, access, and insights that will significantly enhance NBC’s coverage of the Games. This partnership is also a fantastic opportunity to bring the compelling stories of our athletes on the road to Tahiti to NBC’s audience.”

Throughout the series, fans will get insights into the lives of surfing’s biggest stars, such as reigning Olympic champion and five-time world champion Carissa Moore, two-time world champion John John Florence, and 2023 world champion Caroline Marks, as well as up-and-comers Griffin Colapinto and surfing phenomenon Caity Simmers.

The next stop on the 2024 WSL Championship Tour is the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, opening on March 6, 2024, and holding a competition window through March 16. The event will broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app. Check out all the new ways to watch from the WSL’s broadcast partners.

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

World Surf League Tahiti Bound Episode Schedule

Date Time (ET) Platform Episode
Sun., March 3 1-2 p.m. CNBC Pipeline Pro – Oahu, Hawaii
Sun., March 17 2-3 p.m. CNBC Sunset Beach – Oahu, Hawaii
Sun., April 7 3-4 p.m. CNBC Peniche, Leiria, Portugal
Sun., April 28 2-3 p.m. CNBC Bells Beach – Victoria, Australia
Sun., May 12 2-3 p.m. CNBC Margaret River, Western Australia
Sunday, June 23 2-3 p.m. CNBC Tahiti
Sun., Oct. 13 1-2 p.m. NBC Season Recap

*All episodes also available on Peacock and NBC Sports YouTube

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WSL Contact: press@worldsurfleague.com

About NBC Sports

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About the World Surf League (WSL)

The World Surf League (WSL) is the global home of competitive surfing, crowning World Champions since 1976 and showcasing the world’s best surfing. The WSL oversees surfing’s global competitive landscape and sets the standard for elite performance in the most dynamic playing field in all of sports. With a firm commitment to its values, the WSL prioritizes the protection of the ocean, equality, and the sport’s rich heritage, while championing progression and innovation.

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.