CHELSEA TUACH – RISING STAR ON THE WOMEN’S WCT TOUR

Long time Dragon rider and elite surfer, signs on for 2016 season

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Chelsea Tuach, the 20 year-old Caribbean-born sensation who locked down a spot on the 2016 Women’s World Championship Tour, has renewed her contract with Dragon as she embarks on her maiden voyage to the surfing’s biggest stage. She’s been in the Dragon family since the age of 14 and has had an incredible run to become one of the best surfers in the world today.

Her journey to the Women’s WCT Tour was hard fought and began when she became the first Barbadian female to win a Pro event outside the Caribbean, the 2010 NKF Women’s Pro. In 2013, she began competing on the ASP Junior Pro circuit and again made history by becoming the first Barbadian to win an ASP Junior Pro title; the Cocoa Beach event. Dominance in that series earned her the WSL North American Junior Female title in 2013 and again in 2015, her last year competing as a junior. With her 2015 win at the Pantín Classic in Spain, Chelsea secured her spot on the 2016 WSL Women’s Championship Tour.

With unquestionable skill and experience in competition stepping to the WCT gives Chelsea the opportunity to compete and surf with the world’s best. She has already competed in the first events of the 2016 WCT season and is gaining momentum at each event.

“I am excited to be part of the Dragon global surf program,” she says. “I love the brand-stylish, innovative, timeless and hope I can bring a feminine touch to the table. I feel part of a family and love the support and encouragement that I get from the whole team!”

Global Brand Manager Rick Irons had this to say, “Chelsea is a perfect fit for our brand-she is a trail blazer, an incredible athlete and an adventurer, in and out of the water. We look forward to seeing what she does in the future.”

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Chelsea wears The Marquis from our functional yet refined Detail Collection. For more information on all of Dragon’s athletes & premium eyewear offerings, visit http://www.dragonalliance.com

ABOUT DRAGON

Established in Southern California in 1993, Dragon is a premium eyewear manufacturer with a deep heritage in the action sports market. The brand is internationally recognized as a performance based and is distributed in over 50 countries. Dragon has a world class team of athletes which help inspire the product and technology, and produces a range of products including sunglasses, snow goggles, motorsport goggles, and select softgoods.