Paige Hareb riding the wave towards surfing success with Debitsuccess’ sponsorship
2 June 2012
Kiwi pro-surfer Paige Hareb has set her sights on a big finish to her ASP World Tour campaign this year, thanks to a new lease of energy from sponsor Debitsuccess.
22 year-old Paige was the first New Zealand woman to qualify for the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour in 2008, and has consistently placed in the world rankings of top female surfers since. She is currently ranked at number eleven in the world.
However, she faced one of her biggest challenges in January this year when it looked like her campaign would be short of funds with the global tour looming. It was around this time that Debitsuccess learned of her situation through Paige’s manager, and stepped in to offer its support.
The sponsorship is now helping Paige get from event to event, covering her flights, accommodation and travel expenses.
“It was a huge weight off the shoulders to get Debitsuccess’ support and I’m incredibly grateful for the help they’ve given. It has made an amazing difference to the tour so far and meant I could concentrate fully on competing in the tournaments,” says Paige.
Hareb placed 3rd in the April 2012 Dow Agro Sciences Pro Tournament in New Plymouth, and 7th in the recent Sydney leg of the competition. She is now looking forward to competing in France, before gearing up for the final championship event in California this August which attracts over 100,000 spectators.
Paige says her goal this year is to finish in at least the top five, and with Debitsuccess supporting her all the way she will be giving it her all.
Debitsuccess CEO Allan Dickinson says he is proud to put the company’s support behind athletes like Paige.
“New Zealand produces some amazing competitors who continue to accomplish great things. Paige is an example of an extraordinary Kiwi achieving great things through commitment, hard work and ability, and we wish her every success for the rest of the tour.”
To follow Paige’s progress throughout her ASP World Tour, visit www.paigehareb.co.nz
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