- 13 February 2008 | Surfing
H2O Audio, the leading watersports music company, announced today that Laird Hamilton has officially been appointed to its Board of Directors.
As a member of the Board, Hamilton will be strategically guiding the company with marketing its brand and developing its next generation of surf/music products.
"I have been a proponent of the company for several years, and I am really looking forward to infusing my passion for watersports and music into the future of the H2O Audio brand," said Laird Hamilton.
Kristian Rauhala, CEO of H2O Audio added, "Laird is the world's best waterman and is a perfect fit for our brand. Laird has been using our products for the past couple of years and kept reaching out to us with tons of great feedback. We are now stoked to have Laird officially part of our company as a Board Member and as a World Class Ambassador for the H2O Audio brand. With Laird on the Board, I am sure this will be one wild ride."
Hamilton's appointment follows the company's September 2007 signing of US Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer and World Record holder, Natalie Coughlin, as their top swim/music gear advisor.
About Laird Hamilton:
Regarded as the world's greatest big wave surfer of all time, Hamilton helped create the watersport of "tow-in surfing" which enable him to catch, ride and conquer waves reaching heights of 70 ft (21m). Hamilton is also credited with inventing the "foilboard" and was a pioneer in popularizing kitesurfing. Today, he is a practitioner of stand-up paddling and continues to push the outer boundaries of watersports.