PORTLAND, OR (March 9, 2016) – Rooted in authentic outdoor sports and culture for over 50 years.
Smith is proud to announce today the signing of Leonardo Fioravanti to its global surf team. Hailing from Rome, Italy, the 18-year-old surfer, Leo Fioravanti, joins the Smith roster alongside athletes CJ Hobgood, Yadin Nicol, Dillon Perillo, and Tatiana Weston-Webb. Fiorvanti’s dream of becoming a pro surfer began at age six when he rode his first wave in Anglet on the Cote Basque in France.
As a member of Quiksilver’s global team and with support from his family, he traveled the world surfing as one of the best junior competitors in the league, ultimately earning the titles of ISA World Junior Championship in 2015, WSL European Pro Junior Season Champion in 2014, and third place ranking in the 2016 WSL World Junior Championships.
“Smith is very excited with the addition of Leo to our athlete portfolio,” says Carlos Alves, Director of Marketing at Smith. “Leo is a world class surfer who will bring lots of energy and authenticity to the Smith brand. We are honored to have Leo as part of Smith family.”
Ranked number 11 in the 2015 Surfer Magazine Hot 100, Fiorvanti’s main goal is to qualify for the World Championship tour in 2017. “I’m really excited for the future with Smith,” say Fiorvanti. “I’ve always loved the brand and I’m sure we will do some great things together.”
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@smithoptics via social media outlets. To catch more of Leo, follow @lfioravanti on Instagram.
Originating from Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith was founded in 1965 with the invention of the first snow goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. With 50 years of innovation and design experience, Smith is widely known today as an industry leader that pioneers advanced eyewear and helmets that incorporate dynamic technologies, optimized performance and clean styling to fuel fun beyond walls. Smith seeks to power thrilling experiences in snow, surf, bike, fish and peak performance outdoor adventures with a comprehensive collection that exudes modern style and vibrant personality. To Smith, the experience is everything. Smith is part of Safilo Group.
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