World Surf League seals Facebook partnership

The World Surf League has agreed a deal with Facebook that will allow the social media platform to offer live coverage of the 2017 season of the competition.

Live coverage of the league will be available on the league’s Facebook page.

All Championship Tour events and Big Wave Tour events will be shown live.

The tour said that Facebook would be the ideal platform for coverage given that “event schedules can be very unpredictable and highly dependent on wave forecast.”

The 2017 season will kick off in Gold Coast, Australia, from March 14-25.