November 12th, 2013
Firefox connects you with your passions via the Web, whether it be music, entertainment, lifestyle or sports. That’s why we are excited to announce that Mozilla is sponsoring the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the world’s premier series of professional surfing events, taking place November 12th – December 20th in the famed North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
Surfing is a sport driven by fierce loyalty – and we don’t want loyal fans to miss a minute of the action. One way to show your passion and enthusiasm is to add a custom theme to your browser that commemorates the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. With the new FirefoxOS: Vans Triple Crown of Surfing app, fans will be able follow their favorite surfers and live stream all three events that make up the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing competition – the Reef Hawaiian Pro, Van’s World Cup of Surfing, and Billabong Pipe Masters — all from their FirefoxOS phone. You can download the app from the Firefox Marketplace.
Fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the freedom, individuality, and live what they love by swinging by the on-site Firefox Fan Tent where they can kick back, participate in social media contests and get awesome surf swag, including sunglasses, beach towels, and waterproof stickers – all the necessities for a day in the sand. Firefox will also have a VIP Athlete Area, where the courageous competitors can stop by to unwind in between waves. They will be able to relax in the lounge area before getting back on their boards. Stay tuned to @Firefox on Twitter and the Firefox page on Facebook for images and videos right from the event.
Update: Today, we are happy to announce that you can install the Van’s Triple Crown Sidebar for Firefox to watch the action on the beach, from home. The sidebar pulls in the latest contest news from the official Van’s Triple Crown website and allows you to keep up with the contest wherever you go on the Web with real-time updates in your Firefox sidebar. To download, visit this page and click “turn on.”