Surfers Village press release
Surf wear brand Protest have signed World Qualifying Series (WQS) surfer Oli Adams to its team. Oli, 25, has joined Protest as their first male UK rider following a highly successful year. He is currently one of two guys competing full-time on the World Qualifying Series (WQS) for Britain and is also in the running for this year’s UK Pro Surf Tour title.
Originally from Cheltenham, Oli spent his early years travelling with his parents; he began surfing age six and hasn’t looked back since. Oli now lives in Newquay, Cornwall, and was recently awarded ‘Surfers Surfer of the Year’ voted for by his peers at the UK Surf Awards. Oli is definitely a fan favourite and has been in the last two issues of carve magazine with big spreads. The first a 6 page spread showing his adventures around America and Canada.
Country manager, Paul Wilkinson, said; “We wanted to identify the right male UK ambassador for the brand – so we’ve been following Oli’s progress for quite a long time. Oli was the guy we wanted and we’re excited to welcome him onboard. “We are rapidly growing and developing the Protest brand in the UK and to help achieve this it is vital that we continue to support British riders and events.” Design-led brand Protest is delighted to sign Oli to the team that includes UK rider Sarah Beardmore and international riders Yannick De Jager, Melvin Lipke, Marlon Lipke, Lars Musschoot and Christian Boletta. “I’m so happy to have signed with Protest,” said Oli.
They’re a really exciting brand and I’m stoked that they can see my potential. Their backing has given me the support and tools necessary to go out there and achieve my goals in surfing.” Protest is now looking to add more riders to its team and is currently following the progress of several surfers.