Freestyle Signs Surfer Bede Durbidge

Freestyle, the original action sports watch manufacturer, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Australian professional surfer Bede Durbidge.

Durbidge is currently ranked third on the ASP World Tour and Freestyle Marketing Director, Chad LaBass is elated to have signed a multi-year contract with him. “To be able to strike a partnership with a legitimate world title contender is an absolute dream,” says LaBass. “Bede’s work ethic, attitude and personality are a perfect fit for Freestyle and our aggressive global marketing initiative. We look forward to working closely with Bede to design the perfect surf watch and to continue following his relentless assault on the World Tour.”

Durbidge is set to make his next move at the Billabong Pro at Jeffereys Bay, South Africa; the 11 day holding period for the contest will begin on July 10, 2008. Durbidge will be competing against other world class surfers including the ASP World Tour’s current first and second place holders, Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson.

Durbidge was born in Brisbane, Queensland Australia and, when not traveling on the Tour, he resides inCurrumbin, Queensland Australia. To learn more about Freestyle and to check out Bede Durbidge’s profile check out: His other sponsors include Mada clothing, Ocean Minded footwear, Mt. Woodgeesurfboards, On A Mission (OAM) accessories, Xcel wetsuits and Green Stuff Surf Wax.