REEF Signs Griffin Colapinto
REEF, the leading global surf lifestyle brand, has proudly signed one of America’s best up-and-coming surfers, Griffin Colapinto, as a global footwear ambassador. The 21-year-old Olympic hopeful has been on the surf world’s radar since 2017, when he became the first Californian to win the Vans Triple Crown.
Growing up in San Clemente, California, with his lifeguard and surfing instructor dad, Griffin spent his childhood surfing at Trestles with some of the icons of surf. After a stellar amatuer career filled with multiple titles, then winning the Triple Crown at 19, Griffin came out of the gates firing in his first 2018 World Championship event and placed 3rd in the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
“Anytime I go to the beach, anytime of year, I wear sandals,” says Colapinto.”Comfort and ease are the reasons I choose to wear REEF. With the motto #beachfreely, they fit my lifestyle so well, and that is why I am so stoked to be a part of the REEF team!”
Competition aside, Griffin is known for his happy-go-lucky positive attitude both in and out of the water. He is an incredible role model, even at 21 years old, and spends a lot of time with the younger generation trying to help push them to their full potential.
“We love Griff’s brand of surfing, it’s sharp, risky and smooth,” says Shea Perkins, REEF’s Sr. Manger of Culture and Impact. “He has proven to be one of the world’s best rising stars and more favorably such a humble human, and we are so thrilled to witness and keep his feet covered alongside the journey.”
Griffin is a fearless athlete and will surely be sending it at the upcoming Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o!
Check out Griffin’s favorite REEF styles here.
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